Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society

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Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society

11/13/14 Meeting

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November 13, 7:30 pm, Bicentennial House

Our planned speaker had to reschedule; new program to be determined.


12/11/14 Meeting

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December 11, 2014, 7:30 pm, Bicentennial House

This will be our election of officers and annual holiday party. Please bring a covered dish to share.


1/8/15 Meeting

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January 8, 2015, 7:30 pm, Bicentennial House


“New Windows on the Universe”

Brian Christy, Ph.D.

Franklin & Marshall College

Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy & Physics

Dr. Christy will talk about two exciting projects in astronomy including: (1) NANOGrav, which hopes to “hear” the universe by detecting and studying gravitational waves — tiny ripples in the fabric of space and time (this is Dr. Christy’s current research with Dr. Lommen at F&M), and (2) IceCube, which is a particle detector located at the South Pole which searches for neutrinos from the most violent astrophysical sources – events like exploding stars, gamma ray bursts, and cataclysmic phenomena involving black holes and neutron stars. Dr. Christy worked on the IceCube project as a graduate student. This lecture promises to be exciting and he promises lots of pictures from his IceCube experience!



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