August 2013 Monthly Meeting

August 02, 2013: August 2013 Monthly Meeting

Novice Meeting: 6:30PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Sketching Planets
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Scott Mitchell
General Meeting: 7:15PM
General Meeting Topic: 
The Sky IS Falling, and Other Astrometric Adventures
General Meeting Speaker: 
Dr. Fritz Benedict, Senior Research Scientist, McDonald Observatory
About the General Meeting Presentation

Astrometry, one of the oldest forms of astronomy, remains valuable. With Hubble Space Telescope we continue to contribute to the hot topics of exoplanets (planetary sizes, masses, and composition(!)) and stellar astrophysics (the intrinsic brightnesses of stars that go “boom”). As for the falling sky, yes, it is an astrometric result. But you’ll have to come and find out why and when.

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Meetings are held at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, which is located at 1414 Wirt Rd, Houson, TX 77055.

PARKING INFORMATION: Free parking in the lot in front of the TMCC.

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