Join us for for our next meeting on October 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at the Charlie Elliott Conference Center, Conference Room B.

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Join us October 29th, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at the Charlie Elliott Conference Center, Conference Room B, for an engaging and informative discussion with Georgia State University’s Dr. Jeremy Jones.  Dr. Jones found himself drawn to science fiction, especially anything set in space, at a very young age.  But it wasn’t until his sophomore year of high school that Dr. Jones realized that much of the science fiction he was reading had a basis in science fact.  Finding out that quantum mechanics and relativity weren’t just the causes of odd fictional plot elements, but were even stranger in reality led him to dig deeper into physics.  During his time as a physics major in college he found that he loved his few astronomy classes far more than any of his other physics classes. Dr. Jones eventually realized that astronomical research was his passion and later it would become his career.  Fast forward a few years to October 2016 and Dr. Jones will be joining us to talk about his research involving stellar evolution, and his most recent project using Georgia State’s CHARA Array to determine the size (and shape!) of nearby A-type stars, and based on that size, determine their ages.  As always, be prepared to learn something new!

All of the Above!

Charlie Elliott Astronomy Observing Supervisor David Whalen will reprise his stand up comedy and dance routine and might even talk about what you can expect to see in the sky this month with binoculars and small telescopes, as well as the monthly observing challenge.

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 everyone is welcome.

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August 06, 2016,  September 10, 2016, October 29, 2016, November 19, 2016,  December 10, 2016, January 28, 2017,  February 25, 2017, March 25, 2017,  April 22, 2017,  May 27, 2017,  June 24, 2017,  July 22, 2017

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