ASKC General Meeting Information
General meetings of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City, are free and open to the public. We meet the fourth Saturday of each month (except December and for the annual picnic), usually in Room 111 of Royall Hall, on the campus of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, located one block west of 52nd and Rockhill Road.
Meeting time starts at 6:30pm with a "Meet and Greet" for guests and new members. The General meeting begins at 7:00 pm and usually ends around 9:00 PM. Come early at 6:00 pm to catch our Astro 101 series. Astro 101 is a source of information about various aspects of astronomy for everyone, and whether you are a novice or an experienced observer.
Meetings consist of some short business notes, our featured speaker and social hour. Plan on arriving early and take advantage of meeting our members, asking questions, and finding out what we are all about!at we are all about!
General Meeting - Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Room 104 - Royall Hall - UMKC
6:30 - 7:00 Meet and Greet*
7:00 - Michael Bakich
Senior Editor of Astronomy Magazine
"The Biggest Astronomy Event in History!!"
The featured speaker will be Michael Bakich. Bakich is a Senior Editor for Astronomy magazine. He earned a B.S. from Ohio State University and a Masters in Planetarium Education from Michigan State University. Before he joined the Astronomy staff he worked for Kansas City Museum’s planetarium and Gottlieb Planetarium.
He has authored several books including "The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations","The Cambridge Planetary Handbook", "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Amateur Astronomy" and "1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Die."
General meetings of the ASKC are held the fourth Saturday of the month, with the exception of December, at 7:00 p.m. on the UMKC campus. The next three meetings will be Jan. 24, 2015; Feb. 28, 2015 and March 28, 2015.
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.
ASKC November 2014 Calendar