Speaker Schedule

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Speaker Schedule 2017-11-19T15:12:59-05:00


Calendar of Upcoming Lectures


Date Speaker Topic
January 8 Jennifer Stern Chemical Ingredients for Life on Mars
February 12 Cal Powell A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Meteorites
March 12 Ed Witkowski A Survey of Open Clusters
April 9 Milt Roney Choosing LEDs for Street Lighting
May 7 Karl Battams Comets: From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary
June 11 Bill Cannon The Sudbury Meteor Impact Event
July 9 Paul Butler Extrasolar Planets
August 13 Pete Johnson Amateur Telescope Making (ATM) for the 21st Century
September 10 W. Dean Pesnell SDO, The Sun, The Universe
October 8 John C. Mather The History of the Universe from the Beginning to the End
November 12 Dr. Russel A. Howard Observations of the White Light Solar Corona
December 10 NOVAC Members Show and Tell / Swap Meet


Calendar of Previous Lectures


Date Speaker Topic
January 8, 2012
Cal Powell A Survey of Star Atlases
February 12 Roman Shcherbakov Eating Habits of Sagittarius A*
March 11 Raphael Perrino The Dawn of Exoearths
April 8 Mike Summers The New Horizons Mission [Video]
May 6 Peter Gural Video Meteor Astronomy and Surveillance
June 10 Jane Rigby James Webb Space Telescope [Video]
July 8 Gary Hand The Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
August 12 Lori Feaga Cometary Exploration
September 9 Stephen Ramsden Solar Activity and Terrestrial Risk Mitigation [Video]
October 14 Larry Evans The Messenger Mission to Mercury
November 11 Show and Tell All are welcome to bring their telescopes
December 9 Tom Jones Earth-Moon Space: The Art of the Possible, 2012-2022 [Video]
January 13, 2013 Gideon Bass Kepler Studies of Low-Mass Eclipsing Binaries [Video] [PDF]
February 10 Eric Douglass Types of Observable Lunar Craters [Video] [PDF]
March 10 Andrea Jones Mars Exploration Missions and Future [Video] [PDF]
April 14 Gianluca Masi The Virtual Telescope Project
May 5 Madhulika Guhathakurta Space Weather Storms: Not If, But When [Video] [PDF]
June 9 Will Marchant The NuSTAR Mission [Video]
July 14 Kirk Borne Big Data, Small World
August 11 Jason Lee Non-Polar Coronal Jets
September 8 (no meeting – AHSP)  
October 13 Bob Weigel An Introduction to Space Weather
November 10 Daniel Reichart Outreach Growth for Skynet
December 8 Show and Tell All are welcome to bring their telescopes
January 12, 2014 Sten Odenwald Mind, Space and Cosmos: Exploring the mystery of space and how we think about it
February 9 Alan Goldberg Big Data in Astronomy
March 9 Timothy Livengood Mars: A World Where Air Goes to Sleep at Night
April 13 Duncan Lorimer Fast Radio Bursts [PDF]
May 4 Gary Hand Amateur Astronomy: 1994, Today, and 2034
June 8 Exhibition All are welcome to bring their telescopes and binoculars
July 13 Kevin Quin Introduction to Astrophotography
August 19 Sean McWilliams Theory and Production of Gravitational Waves
September 14 Chip Sufitchi Beginning Radioastronomy
October 12 Shobita Satyapal Supermassive Black Holes
November 9 Bob Murphy The Moon in the Landscape
December 14 Joleen Carlberg The Fiery Fates of Exoplanets [Video]
January 11, 2015 Ed Witkowski Observing and Understanding Star Clusters [Video]
February 8 Greg Redfern The Future of U.S. Manned Spaceflight [Video]
March 8 Loren Anderson Exploring the H II Regions of Galaxies [Video]
April 12 Sten Odenwald Solar Storms: 2000 Years of Calamity [Video]
May 3 Alberto Bolatto Radio Astronomy with ALMA [Video]
June 14 D.J. Pisano How Galaxies Form and Evolve [Video]
July 12 Philip Graff The Gravitational Wave Universe and LIGO – 100 Years After Einstein [Video]
August 9 Marshall Eubanks Asteroid Mining [Video]
September 13 Mike Summers The New Horizons Mission to Pluto [Video]
October 11 Alan Goldberg Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets in the Earth Neighborhood
November 8 Bob Traube Astrophotography for Beginners [Video]
December 13 Sarah Hörst Titan as a Prebiotic Chemical System [Video]
January 10 Exhibition All are welcome to bring their telescopes and binoculars
February 14 Timothy Rodigas High Resolution Views of Planets and Disks [Video]
March 13 Mark “Indy” Kochte The New Horizons to Pluto [Video]
April 10 Cal Powell Re-envisioning the Big Bang [Video]
May 1 Show and Tell Accessories to Improve Your Astronomical Observing
June 12 Jim Chen How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites [Video]
July 10 John Higbee Classic Telescopes of the 1960s [Video]
August 14 Pete Gentile The Study of Pulsars to Detect Gravitational Waves
September 11 Marshall Eubanks The Upcoming Exploration of Europa
October 9 Tom Jones When Rocks Attack
November 13 Rebecca Ljungren
Decoding Starlight – Spectroscopy: History, How it Works & Applications for Researchers and Amateur Astronomers
December 11 Volunteer Appreciation Night Reception and awards for NOVAC volunteers


Our Past Speakers

Loren Anderson Anderson_thumb
Brent Bailey Bailey_thumb
Gideon Bass Bass_thumb
Karl Battams
Chris Bodine Bodine_thumb
Alberto Bolatto Bolatto_thumb
Kirk Borne Borne_thumb
Guy Brandenburg Brandenburg_thumb
Paul Butler
Bill Cannon
Joleen Carlberg Carlberg_thumb
Jim Chen Chen_thumb
Andy Clegg Clegg_thumb
Neil Cronin Cronin_thumb
James Dewar Dewar_thumb
Eric Douglass Douglass_thumb
Marshall Eubanks Eubanks_thumb
Larry Evans Evans_thumb
Lori Feaga Feaga_thumb
Tom Finkenbinder Finkenbinder_thumb
Derek Fox Fox_thumb
Sylvester Gates  Gates_thumb
 Pamela Gay  Gay_thumb
 Harold Geller  Geller_thumb
Pete Gentile Gentile_thumb
 Alan Goldberg  Goldberg_thumb
Philip Graff Graff_thumb
 Peter Gural  Gural_thumb
Gary Hand  Hand_thumb
John Higbee Higbee_thumb
 Tom Hill  Hill_thumb
Sarah Hörst Horst_thumb
 Shayna Hume  Hume_thumb
 Pete Johnson  
 Andrea Jones Jones-A_thumb
 Tom Jones  Jones-T_thumb
 Warren Keller  Keller_thumb
 Ruben Kier  Kier_thumb
Mark Kochte Kochte_thumb
 Jason Lee Lee_thumb
 Timothy Livengood  Livengood_thumb
Duncan Lorimer  Lorimer_thumb
Rebecca Ljungren
 John Manzer  Manzer_thumb
 Will Marchant  Marchant_thumb
 Gianluca Masi  Masi_thumb
 Allan Mayer  Mayer_thumb
 Sean McWilliams  McWilliams_thumb
Bob Murphy Murphy_thumb
Steven Noneman  Noneman_thumb
 Sten Odenwald  Odenwald_thumb
Christopher Palma Palma_thumb
 Bob Parks  Parks_thumb
Raphael Perrino  Perrino_thumb
W. Dean Pesnell
D.J. Pisano
 Art Poland  Poland_thumb
 Cal Powell   Powell_thumb
Emma Puranen Puranen_thumb
 Kevin Quin  Quin_thumb
 Stephen Ramsden  Ramsden_thumb
 Luisa Rebull  Rebull_thumb
 Greg Redfern  Redfern_thumb
 Daniel Reichart  Reichart_thumb
 Kenneth Reightler  Reightler_thumb
Jane Rigby Rigby_thumb
Timothy Rodigas Rodigas_thumb
Milt Roney
Jessica Rosenberg  Rosenberg_thumb
 Takeshi Sakamoto  Sakamoto_thumb
Shobita Satyapal Satyapal_thumb
Roman Scherbakov  Scherbakov_thumb
Jennifer Stern
 Amber Straughn  Straughn_thumb
Chip Sufitchi  Sufitchi_thumb
 Mike Summers  Summers_thumb
Bob Traube Traube_thumb
 Elizabeth Wallace  Wallace_thumb
John Wallin Wallin_thumb
 Elizabeth Warner  Warner_thumb
 Bob Weigel  Weigel_thumb
 Joe Weingartner  Weingartner_thumb
Bryan Wilburn  Wilburn_thumb
 Ed Witkowski  
 Robert Zimmerman  Zimmerman_thumb