General Meeting: Open to the Public
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Grady Planetarium, LVAAS Headquarters,
620B East Rock Rd., Allentown PA 18103
David Klassen, PhD
Professor and Chair of Physics and Astronomy,
"Remote Sensing to Measure Water Content
in Clouds on Mars"
Astronomy is perhaps the one science that really doesn’t have an experimental side—you can’t make a star or planet in the lab and study it. Thus, everything we know about the universe we know by simply “looking” at it. With a few exceptions, this is also mostly true for the worlds within our own solar system. What I will present is how “looking” becomes “remote sensing” and use my own research using ground-based and spacecraft data to illustrate this idea.
MegaMeet scheduled for May 26, 27, 28
Since both of our Pulpit Rock events were rained out in 2016, we decided to improve our odds this year by starting earlier. So our "Plan A" for MegaMeet this year is for the weekend of May 26! Watch this space and the Observer for more details.
The 2017 Astroimaging Calendar is available! Copies will be available at the meeting for $20.00 each.
Also, don't forget that it's time to renew your membership! You can renew at the General Meeting, or at any time by downloading the renewal form here and sending it in with your dues.