Our speaker for June is with a group of PhD students that transformed the Jefferson Rotunda into Planetarium for the public! Madeline Zehnder is a co-director of Rotunda Planetarium (http://www.rotundaplanetarium.org/) and a PhD candidate in the University of Virginia’s Department of English, where she studies 18th- and 19th-century American literature. Speaker [Read More…]
On the Road to a Billion Planets Dr Jessie Christiansen is an astrophysicist with the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, where she searches for, characterises and catalogues planets orbiting other stars. In 2018 she was awarded the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal for her role with the successful NASA [Read More…]
LightSail is a citizen-funded project from The Planetary Society to send a small spacecraft, propelled solely by sunlight, to Earth orbit. We are going to be streaming the regular CCAS meeting straight from us to you, so you can participate online from home. View original YouTube live stream (with comments) [Read More…]
Dr. Pamela Gay is our speaker for February on the future of ground-based astronomy! If you haven’t met her yet, be sure to access her podcast (there are over 500 episodes) here at AstronomyCast. Don’t miss this one! Join us at our general meeting! Click here for directions. Month by [Read More…]
Our Guest Speaker is Dr. Pogge from Ohio State Astronomy Dept and he will be speaking about”Chasing Oxygen” at our monthly meeting in January! UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who attended – it was an AMAZING MEETING! Dr. Pogge enjoyed it so much that he decided to let us have [Read More…]
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PUBLIC ASTRONOMY TALK: Are We Alone? Dr. Jill Tarter Director, Center for SETI Research SETI Institute (This event is over.) Aliens abound on the movie screens, but in reality we are still trying to find out if we share our universe with other sentient creatures. Intelligence is very difficult to [Read More…]