Due to the measures and guidelines set forth by local, state and federal government agencies, we have temporarily suspended in-person ASKC meetings and offsite events.
October General Meeting
Our October 23rd General Meeting will feature Professor Ian Crossfield assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas. He leads the KU ExoLab, a research group dedicated to the discovery and characterization of nearby planetary systems.
Professor Crossfield will share with us insights from the exoplanet research he is doing and his recent co-discovery of a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a white dwarf in the Draco constellation.
Prior to joining KU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, Professor Crossfield served at the MIT Kavli Institute in Cambridge, Mass., the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Lab in Tucson, the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The meeting will be at 7:00 PM CT and will be virtual via Zoom for members. Members will receive a Zoom link via email. The format will be very close to the usual live meeting. We will continue to use the webinar format until the time comes when we can all safely meet together again at Royall Hall.
Non-members are welcome to watch the meeting and presentation via Facebook by going to the Astronomical Society of Kansas City’s Facebook page where you should be able to join the LiveStream at 7:00 PM or later. We do not currently have the means to accept questions from viewers via Facebook at this time.
The next general meeting will be held via Zoom and Facebook on October 23, 2021 at 7 PM CDT.