General Meeting - Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Room 104 - Royall Hall - UMKC
6:00 - 6:30 Astro 101
6:30 - 7:00 Meet and Greet*
7:00 - Galaxy Investigation
Dr. Krystal Tyler, post doctoral fellow of astronomy in UMKC’s department of Physics and Astronomy, is February’s speaker. She earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University and her doctorate from University of Arizona. She studies galaxy evolution in groups and clusters, with a specific focus on how environment affects star
formation and is most interested in the active black holes at the centers of galaxies and how they affect their hosts.
Meetings of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City take place at
7:00 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month except September and December. The September meeting is the annual "members only picnic".
We've added an informal meet-and-greet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Board members and club members will be available to answer questions, chat about news of the day and in general get to know faces in the light, rather than voices in the dark. Treats will be available for the meet-and-greet before meetings and after meetings. Also after general meetings and weather permitting, you are invited to the roof of Royall Hall to look through some of the instruments inhabiting the Warkoczewski Observatory.
February’s Astro 101 will develop your awareness of seasonal patterns, which is essential for planning. You will learn how a few simple resources assist you in projecting observing windows months in advance. In turn, you can use this foundation to schedule observing sessions and to create observing lists.
We’ll use this background for our March session, which will concentrate on planning a night’s target list. Please join us for another session of Astro 101 February 28th at 6:00 p.m. in UMKC’s Royall Hall, room 104.