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Our Current Club Events Calendar

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Waubonsie Valley H.S. Planetarium Family Night Star Party

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Public Evening at AEC Observatories @ 8:00pm
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Our Next Monthly Meeting:

Date: May 6th, 2014
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting rooms Room B & C (see Map page for directions)
Time: 7:30P.M.
Program: Hubble Space Telescope
Presenter: Prof. David M. Meyer, Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe both near and far. Its stunning images of star-forming nebulae and distant galaxies have captivated public attention and inspired students of all ages. In this talk, Prof. Meyer will describe what makes HST such a special telescope and discuss the science behind several of HST's most famous images including the "Pillars of Creation" in the Eagle Nebula and the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.

David M. Meyer is Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of Dearborn Observatory in the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). Professor Meyer’s research focuses on the application of sensitive spectroscopic techniques to astrophysical problems involving interstellar and extragalactic gas clouds. Utilizing a variety of ground- and space-based telescopes, he studies the optical and ultraviolet spectra of stars and quasars in order to better understand the composition, structure, and physical conditions of intervening clouds in the Milky Way and other galaxies. Over the past 25 years, much of his research has involved space telescopes in general and the Hubble Space Telescope in particular. During his career at Northwestern, Professor Meyer has specialized in designing and teaching introductory undergraduate courses in astronomy, cosmology, and astrobiology for non-science majors.

The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.


 

Our Next Astronomy Fundamentals Program:

Date: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting room B & C (see Map page for directions)
Time: 7:30P.M.
Program: Solar Observing
Presenter: Rick Gering, N.A.A.

NAA member Rick Gering will show us how to safely view the Sun (and show it to others) in telescopes and binoculars, or by properly protected unaided vision.  He'll also point out solar features to look for in full-spectrum and hydrogen alpha views, as  well as pointers for observing solar eclipses, planetary transits, and the Sun's nighttime alter ego, the aurora borealis. 
The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.


   

The next meeting of the NAA Executive Board will be:
Tuesday, April 8th at the Panera Bread Restaurant in Wheaton, 25 Rice Lake Sq., near Danada Square, Butterfield Rd./Route 56, East of Naperville Rd. Starting time 7:30P.M.; all N.A.A. members are welcome to attend.



 
 

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