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Our Next Monthly Meeting:

Date: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting rooms Room B & C (see Map page for directions)
Time: 7:30P.M.
Program: Science, Symphony, and the Northern Lights
Presenter: Dr. Josť Francisco Salgado

Since 2006 Dr. Josť Francisco Salgado has been communicating science in non-traditional venues such as art museums and concert halls. His so-called "Science and Symphony" films have been presented more than 100 times in 15 countries with orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Recently, his collaboration with composer Chris Theofanidis, "The Legend of the Northern Lights," was premiered with Grant Park Orchestra to critical acclaim and in front of 30,000 people.

For our lecture this month, Dr. Salgado will speak about the nature of the aurora borealis and the experience of photographing these displays of light from subarctic Canada.

Dr. Josť Francisco Salgado, PhD, is an Emmy nominated astronomer (BS in Physics, Univ. of Puerto Rico; PhD in Astronomy, Univ. of Michigan), experimental photographer, visual artist, and public speaker who creates multimedia works that communicate science in engaging ways. He works as an astronomer and science visualizer at the Adler Planetarium. He is also the Executive Director and co-founder of KV 265, a non-profit organization whose mission is the communication of science through art. He has contributed visuals to documentaries produced for the History, Discovery, BBC, and National Geographic channels.

The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.


 

Our Next Astronomy Fundamentals Program:

Date: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting rooms Room B & C (see Map page for directions)
Time: 7:30P.M.
Program: Telescopes: Part 1 - Reflectors Clinic
Presenter: Mark Kipperman, NAA Member

At our February Astronomy Fundamentals Meeting, we will begin a new four-part series on buying and using your first telescope. This comprehensive beginners' series will take you from thinking about buying to using your telescope to finding objects in the night sky.

Starting in February, Mark Kipperman will discuss Reflectors: Buying and Using Advice. Next month, Micheal Regan will treat Refractors: Buying and Using Them. In April, Martin King will discuss Eyepieces: Selection and the Trade-Offs in Choosing the Right Ones for Your Telescope. To conclude, in May, Jim Hopkins will cover the biggest question of them all: what can I see in the sky: What are Deep Sky Objects and How Do I Find Them?

Even if you are not a member, come along and learn more about telescopes, and of course, about our club.

The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.


   

The next meeting of the NAA Executive Board will be:
Tuesday, January 13th at the Culver's Restaurant, 509 South Route 59, Aurora, IL 60504, Naperville (Rt. 59 & 75th St.). Starting time 7:30pm; all N.A.A. members are welcome to attend.



 
 

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