"Browsing the Galileo Museum."with Bill Spizzirri
One of the advantages of traveling as an amateur astronomer is that you see and understand astronomy related tourist attractions in a depth and from a perspective that others may not. Bill will share with his signature wit and insight, his travels to and experiences at the Galileo Museum located in Florence Italy.
The museum was established to capture and preserve the scientific contributions of Renaissance Tuscany, and make them available to the public and for researchers of this period. If you are not familiar with this gem of scientific history, you are in for a treat. The museum is on the bucket list of many amateur astronomers and science buffs. Who knows, after Bill’s presentation, you may add it to your own!
Speaker Bio: Bill Spizzirri has been an amateur astronomer for 50 years is a member of HAS and has also been a member of an astronomy club near Chicago for 36 years and counting. He served there as President for two years and has held other offices. Bill is now a retired software analyst and grandpa of three. His main astronomy activity these days is teaching children about our universe.
To Register for Zoom Meeting: Unfortunately after our first hybrid (in person and virtual) meeting in December, COVID has again spiked in the Houston Metro area. Given the situation we find ourselves in today with the rampant spread of the omicron variant, we will move our January Novice and General meetings to an online-only format. We wanted to err on the side of caution for next week's meetings, but will reassess the situation for potentially resuming our hybrid meeting in February.
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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 Friday evening January 7 th!