2016-2017 Meeting Schedule and Speakers

Astronomical presentations are held at each of ASGH’s business meetings.  Speakers have included current or former members, astronomy faculty and graduate students from area universities, or invited guests.  Topics for these presentations, shown below, are wide-ranging and are chosen to be of interest to amateur astronomers of all levels.

Directions to Copernicus Planetarium at Central Connecticut State University can be found on our CCSU Directions page.

September 21, 2016
Scott Tracey: Kepler Mission Update

October 19, 2016
Chris Markiewicz: Climbing the Open Cluster Ladder from Auriga to Cassiopeia

November 16, 2016
Hanna Hocutt: The History of the Discovery of Dark Energy

December 21, 2016
Joe Roberts: Amateur Imaging

January 18, 2017
Meredith Hughes, Ph. D: How to Build a Planet

February 15, 2017
Prajwal Niraula – Wesleyan Student: Finding Bang of the Big Bang With Advanced ACTPol

March 15, 2017
Evan Carter – Wesleyan Student: Simulated Observations: Matching Star Formation Theory with Practice

April 19, 2017
Walter Rothaug, Ph. D: The Cosmic Origin of the Chemical Elements

May 17, 2017
CT Science Fair Award Winners: TBA