HAS Novice Presentation - Via Zoom

February 04, 2021, 7:00PM: HAS Novice Presentation - Via Zoom

AB Observatory.pngEclipses Conjunctions and Occultations

 by Debbie Moran

Novice Committee Chairperson

Solar system bodies continually engage in an intricate dance governed by their own gravitational fields within the deep gravity well of the Sun. From our perspective on Earth, we see the changing constellations throughout the year, the movement of the planets against the background stars, and the phases of the Moon as it orbits the Earth. In normal circumstances, the motions of the Solar System are intriguing and engaging, And then there are times when everything aligns and we are amazed by eclipses conjunctions and occultations as well as other unique patterns in the sky.

Debbie will explain what these patterns are and how they are formed, and get you ready for the first big conjunction of the year which will be Venus and Jupiter on February 11th.

Who should Attend?

Anyone who is interested in the patterns of the night sky, whether a new astronomer or seasoned observer should consider attending as Debbie’s talk will contain something for all.

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To Register for Zoom Meeting: Since we're all practicing safe social distancing, we have decided to bring our speaker to you virtually through the Zoom online meeting platform! You must register for this presentation in order to attend. You may do so by using the link below: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwud-yrrzsiGd1Ksp6VG2PEl_thRnjGrQQC

Please watch your email, as you should also receive an email inviting you attend. The email will include any up to date changes (if any) on meeting times etc. You may also register using the link in the email, however it is only necessary to register once.  

We'll have the online chat feature available to us during the talk, and once the presentation is over, we can open up the audio lines for more questions.  I'm excited that this we're able to get together in this fashion, and I hope you can join us then.  We hope to see you online with us on Thursday evening February 4th!

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