Meeting and Event Schedule
Club meetings take place on the first and third Monday of the month when classes are in session. If the first or third Monday is part of, for example, spring break or winter break, it's the next Monday back. All meetings are at 9:30pm in room 319 of the BDK Science Center (though later in the semester, we will have the Weaver Observatory ready for club meetings. We'll keep you posted!)
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(Updated February 15, 2013)
• Next Meeting •
Our next meeting will be Monday, February 15, 2013. We will be discussing Astronomy club sponsored trip to Chicago, T-shirt designs, interesting news about black holes, and a great opportunity to see a famous Astronomy speaker coming to Wright State in the near future. As always, refreshments and snacks will be provided.
• Upcoming Events •
We have some great stuff planned this semester.
Near Space Project: The Astronomy class is putting together a near space balloon flight, to be able to observe the curvature of the Earth and collect data. Teams are currently being assembled for the process (which include teams to collect data, publicize the event, chase the balloon, etc). If you would like to volunteer to be a part of this process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the next few weeks.
Friday 9AM-Sunday 10PM, 3/29-3/31, Chicago: Astronomy funded trip to the Aquarium, the Art Museum, the Planetarium, and the Field Museum. The club will cover 2 meals a day (breakfast and dinner), admission to all Astronomy related events/exhibits, and a portion of the hotel cost. Currently, the cost is about $80 for one night for the trip, and $125 for two nights. If you would like to go on this trip, please email@example.com and plan to have a deposit ready for the Friday before Spring Break.
Thursday, 3/7, 7PM, Wright State Student Union: Neil deGrasse Tyson's keynote: "Ten Things You Need to Know about the Universe"
Mid March-April: Upcoming community event and guest speaker (an astronomer from Penn State)
• Spring 2013 Observing Schedule •
Sunday, 2/17, 8-9:30PM
Monday, 2/25, 8-9:30PM
Friday, 3/15, 8:30-10PM
Thursday, 3/28, 8:30-10PM
Monday, 4/8, 9-10PM
Thursday, 4/11, 9-10PM
Monday, 4/15, 9-10PM
Tuesday, 4/23, 9:30-10:30PM
Wednesday, 5/1, 9:30-10:30PM
We’ll be at the observatory unless it’s cloudy. A good rule to test if an observing session will be conducted or not is to look at the sky, if you can count more than 20 stars, we will be observing.