July General Meeting
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Grady Planetarium, South Mountain Headquarters
Rain date: Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 5 p.m. Watch here for go/no go in case of inclement weather!
Annual Members' Night and Picnic
Members are asked to bring a covered dish entrée. Hot Dogs, hamburgers, drinks, plates, and utensils are supplied by LVAAS. Bring a lawn chair. There will also be a flea market for buying and selling astronomical items, but please bring a table to display your items. We will also have a silent auction for an 8-inch Maksutov telescope and mount. More to come!
Matter and the Standard Model
Featuring Ron Kunkel
LVAAS Life Member
Ron's talk will be a broad survey of man’s understanding about the structure of matter and the Standard Model of Particle Physics. We’ll begin with the Greeks and transition to the Standard Model which we discuss in some detail, and finish up with some words about what’s beyond the Standard Model. The ultimate aim of the talk is intended to make some sense of the blistering array of terms and particles and how they are explained by the Standard Model.
Win this Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope at the July Meeting!