General Meeting - Saturday, January 24, 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 - Halo There
The featured speaker at the January general meeting will be Telescope Craftsman and Amateur Telescope Maker, Jeremy Baker. Jeremy’s interest in astronomy and telescopes began about fi fteen years ago. Jeremy’s early efforts as a young astronomer in telescope making were fostered by the ASKC and the members have also provided him with much encouragement.
Many of his telescopes have been at Powell Observatory on Saturday
nights for members and the public to view through. He also attends the
Heart of America Star Party with his children and welcomes everyone to
examine and view through the telescopes he has created.
Jeremy’s presentation is titled “Halo There” and will address atmospheric
halo phenomena, appearance, cause and historical aspects.
Jeremy earned the Binocular Messier Program as a member of the ASKC and Earth Orbiting Satellite Observing Program with the Astronomy Associates of Lawrence, Kansas.
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.