Night Sky 45 is the astronomy club of Salem Oregon.
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|7P-9P Wednesday March 7th, 2018|
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Presentation: Tales of the Wilson High School Astronomy Club
Our Speaker: Joe Minato
Joe Minato was born to be a science teacher. He grew up in beautiful Rockwood, Oregon, youngest of six children. He had a childhood of wonder and discovery, a gift he wishes for every child. He earned a BS in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MTE in science education. He is a recipient of the prestigious Polaroid Award for Outstanding Teaching at MIT.
While classically trained in physics and math, Joe is a lifelong natural historian with a broad background and endless enthusiasm for exploring the wonders of the natural world from subatomic physics to cosmology, from the geologic history of the Earth to biological evolution, and wherever else his curiosity takes him.
Joe has taught in a wide variety of settings, urban and rural, public and private, and to a wide variety of students, gifted scholars to troubled youth, small children to veteran educators. His favorite students are whomever he is teaching right now. His favorite lesson is whatever lesson he is doing right now.
~ Note: No December meeting ~
|10 : 17 : 21 AM|
|Monday August 21, 2017 Salem, Or (earlier the farther West from Salem you are)|
Night Sky 45, a.k.a NS45, met for the first time in April 1999. Our name is derived from our favorite topic, the night sky, and our latitude on the planet, the 45th parallel (latitude).
Night Sky 45 is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and education of astronomy and related subjects to members and the general public.
Membership is open to anybody interested in astronomy and the night sky, regardless of experience or knowledge.
*Ownership of a telescope is not a requirement for membership.
Night Sky 45 was formed primarily as a viewing club, allowing people who share an interest in astronomy and related topics to join with others to share knowledge and observing experiences.
Monthly meetings are held in Chemeketa Community College Planetarium on the first Wednesday of the month, 7:30PM.
While not a requirement for membership, we encourage members to share their interests and knowledge with members of the local community to further the enjoyment and understanding of astronomy and related topics.
Come share the magic of the universe with us.
Hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season and great start to the new year. We are starting off 2018 with a great presentation on January 3rd from Dr. Katherine Kornei: When Galaxies Collide “The universe contains billions of galaxies, which occasionally collide with one another in spectacular events known as galaxy mergers. I’ll share new imagery …
NightSky45 Astronomy Club meeting: November 1 at 7 pm at the CCC Planetarium Our Speaker: Ken Hose His Topic: “How Bright? How old? How far?” In astronomy, people often ask questions like “how bright” or “how far” or “how old” when talking about stars and other deep sky objects. Today it is possible for amateur …
Eclipse Photography – Techniques and Equipment Landscape, skyscape, any camera! With your smartphone or DSLR on a telescope, you can produce exceptional eclipse photos! When: On July 5th Who: Our speaker is Jim Baumgardt, amateur astronomer and astrophotographer since his high school days Where: Chemeketa Community College Planetarium 4000 Lancaster Dr NE Salem, OR 97305 …