Join us for our next meeting on Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 4 PM

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Astronomers and the Public: Communications Over the Years  ~

January 25

Covering astronomy’s early history through Galileo, archeoastronomy is the window to the ways that astronomy could have been shared with the public. After Galileo’s discoveries through an optical telescope, the advances in astronomy came in leaps. The stories were shared in scientific papers to those primarily in the science community. In modern times, the communicators of astronomy news were often hidden by the feat.

Christi holds a M. A. in Curriculum and Instruction and is a certified teacher in the state of Tennessee. She works as an informal educator in Greenville, South Carolina, and also serves as Executive Director of the North Carolina Science Education Leadership Association in affiliation with the National Science Education Leadership Association. Christi has worked as Co-Primary Investigator on NSF DUE and IUSE proposals and has over 20 years of experience developing and leading science education initiatives in the southeastern U.S.

She also volunteers as an Instructor Trainer Educator for the American Red Cross and has spent 12 years working as an educator and Director of Learning Experiences at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman, North Carolina. Christi has previously worked as a science museum and zoo educator, public school science teacher and teacher of the gifted, preschool educator and camp counselor.

So join us at 4 p.m., on Saturday, January 25, in Meeting Room B at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center when Christi Whitworth will help us explore some of these past and modern astronomy communicators and storytellers. Let’s find some new historians of astronomy for you to explore, including authors of books and articles, video and audio newscasts and podcasts, as well as influencers in the realm of social media for you to follow.

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The CEWC phone is 770-784-3059, Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

“All of the Above”

Observing Coordinator David Whalen will be on hand to discuss what you can see and image in the night sky this month.  His short presentation will cover observing targets ranging from our own solar system to distant galaxies.

Observing After the Meeting

All are invited to Jon Wood Astronomy Field immediately after the meeting (weather-permitting). As always, the event is free and open to the public.


If you have an idea for a 15 to 20-minute presentation about something you’ve learned or a project you’re working on, contact Steve Siedentop or Ken Poshedly.

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Our Monthly Meetings and Public Observing Nights for 2019-2020

January 25, 2020 (4 p.m) , February 22, 2020 (4:30 p.m.), March 21, 2020 (5:30 p.m.), April 18, 2020 (6 p.m.), May 23, 2020 (6:30 p.m.). Start times may change as the meeting date approaches.

Meetings start approximately 2 hours before sunset. Meeting rooms and start times vary and occasionally meeting dates change under unusual circumstances, so please check back here for details. Public stargazing on Jon Wood Astronomy Field follows the meeting, weather permitting.

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All Charlie Elliott Astronomy events are free and open to the public and you don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings or join us on Jon Wood Astronomy Field.  However, we would encourage you to consider a yearly paid membership for less than the cost of a couple of pizzas.  Your membership dues allow us to continue our science outreach programs in area schools and youth organizations, merit badge programs with area Scout Troops, and allow us to maintain the facilities on Jon Wood Astronomy Field.  To become a member, you can fill out our membership form or contact an officer.

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