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Our Current Club Events Calendar

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Astronomy Fundamentals Meeting @ 7:30pm

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Member's Night at AEC @ 6:30pm

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Public Night at AEC @ 6:30pm
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Member's Night at AEC @ 6:30pm

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Public Night at AEC @ 6:30pm
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      Help! indicates an event which member volunteers are needed for; please sign up at a meeting, or click the Help to volunteer via e-mail. Green entries indicate events which are open to the public (come join us!) Purple entries are events for other groups; they may or may not also be open to the general public. Black entries are events for club members only. Click here to find out how to join the club.


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Our Next Monthly Meeting:

Date: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting rooms Room B & C (see Map page for directions)
Time: 7:30P.M.
Program: It's Nuclear: The Hulk, Gamma Rays, The Atomic Nucleus & Shining Stars
Presenter: Dr. Robert Janssens and Dr. K. Ernst Rehm

Stars in our night sky shine because of the nuclear reactions that occur in their cores. This presentation will start with a refresher on some of the basic properties of the nucleus – the fundamental building block of matter. It will continue with a brief presentation of some of the tools available at Argonne National Laboratory to investigate nuclear properties. There will be a special focus on how to detect gamma rays, and how knowledge acquired through experimentation translates into our present understanding of star formation and cataclysmic events in the cosmos.

Dr. Rehm and Dr. Janssens are both staff scientists within the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory which they both joined in 1981. Over the years, they have exploited the capabilities of the local ATLAS accelerator for their work in nuclear astrophysics and in nuclear structure.

The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.


 

Our Next Astronomy Fundamentals Program:

Date: Date: Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, downstairs meeting rooms Room B & C (see f="map.htm">Map page for directions)
Time: 7:30P.M.
Program: Telescopes: Part 2 - Refractors Clinic
Presenter: Micheal Regan, NAA Member

At ourAt our March Astronomy Fundamentals Meeting, we will present the second installment of our 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.
This 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, March 10th 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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