How Bright? How Old? How Far?

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 astronomers to find answers to these questions from observations using modest equipment. Amateurs can do real backyard science including detection of exoplanets and estimating the age of star clusters.

How brite? How old? How far?

Our speaker this month is Ken Hose. Ken is an electronics engineer by training and has been doing scientific astro-imaging since 2009 from his backyard observatory in Wilsonville, Oregon. He also serves as an instructor/mentor for high school students at the Pine Mountain Observatory summer astronomy workshops.