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, 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.



ASKC August 2014 Calendar

10-10 Calendar


Map to Royall Hall, UMKC


General Meeting

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