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Sunday, Nov. 12, 2:00 p.m. at South Mountain

"For the love of little stars"

Agnès Kim, Ph.D.

In a journey that physically began with a flight over the Atlantic Ocean, Dr. Kim tells us about how she came to be interested in Astronomy and more specifically in little stars called White Dwarfs. She shares recent discoveries in her field, enabled among other things by the NASA space mission Kepler.

Facts about Dr. Agnès Kim:

  • She was born in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • French is her native language.
  • She is fluent in English and can read basic German.
  • She earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Iowa State University in 1999, a Masters of Science in Astrophysics from Iowa State University in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.
  • Since 2013 she has been an Assistant Professor of Physics at Penn State Worthington Scranton.
  • From 2008 until 2013 she was Assistant, then Associate Professor of Physics at Georgia College & State University (Milledgeville, GA).
  • From 2007 until 2008 she was Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin. 

For more information about Agnès Kim, see https://sites.google.com/view/agneskimphd/profile.

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Founded in 1957, the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society (LVAAS) is one of the oldest continuously-operating amateur astronomy organizations in the U.S. The mission of LVAAS is to promote the study of Astronomy and to maintain a meeting space, observatories, and a planetarium.

LVAAS operates two astronomy sites: The South Mountain site in Salisbury Township is the headquarters of the Society. It has a planetarium with a Spitz A3P projector, a 21 foot dome, meeting space, the Red Shift store, library, workshop space, and three observatories. The Pulpit Rock site near Hamburg is LVAAS's members-only dark sky site. At 1600 feet above sea level, the site features five observatories and a pad for member's scopes.

Members who receive training on the scopes may obtain keys to the observatories. LVAAS also maintains a rental "fleet" of telescopes that members may rent at low cost. Members also receive access to The Observer, our online newsletter, as well as reduced subscription prices to Sky and Telescope and Astronomy Magazine. If you want to learn more about astronomy and LVAAS, please join us at our next public star party.

 

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