Join us 5/2/2018 as our own Richard Berry presents:
Broken Starlight – Adventures With A Spectroscope
Our Speaker: Richard Berry
Spectroscopy has told humanity more about the true nature of stars and planets than all other tools of the astronomer combined. Our speaker this month, Richard Berry, tells a few tales about Astro–Spectroscopy what we learn by “breaking” starlight into a spectrum.
Don’t miss our annual equipment night. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about that telescope you’ve always wanted to learn about; or, possibly obtain new
The Night Sky 45 Astronomy Club Annual Equipment Night will be held on April 4th. Have questions about a telescope you have? Bring it! Looking to obtain new gear? Come and get it! This is always a fun and educational night.
We will gather in the usual Building #2, but in the lobby at the opposite end of the building from the planetarium.
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 and simulations of galaxy mergers and discuss what happens to stars, gas, and dark matter when galaxies collide. A hands-on demonstration will illustrate a key property of galaxy mergers, and I’ll teach you how to do this demonstration using supplies from the produce section of your grocery store.”
Dr. Katherine Kornei is an astrophysicist, science journalist, and science educator. She studied star formation and galaxy evolution for her Ph.D. in astronomy, and her science writing has appeared in Science, Discover, Astronomy, and Sky & Telescope magazines. She works as a Program and Exhibit Developer at OMSI and has written and appeared in NASA-funded astronomy videos.