General Meeting - Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Room 104 - Royall Hall - UMKC
6:30 - 7:00 Meet and Greet*
7:00 - How to Harvest and Asteroid
The October meeting of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City is the same weekend as the Heart of America Star Party hosted by ASKC. A great many of the people who help with content and conducting meetings will be at the star party, including the president, vice president, recording secretary, membership
secretary and treasurer. So, ASKC member, Nancy Vaught will be
hosting the meeting. Thanks, Nancy! The program for the evening
will be a pod cast from Steward Observatory on the campus of the
University of Arizona. Th e presentation on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Return Mission by Dr. Dante Lauretta is very good. The mission is to go out and harvest a sample from an asteroid traveling though our Solar System.
See you in November when Michael Bakich, Senior Editor at
Astronomy Magazine, joins us as our guest speaker.
The ASKC meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Royall Hall on the UMKC campus, except as noted. The next three meetings will be November 22, December annual holiday party, time and place to be decided and January 24, 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.