2017-2018 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 20, 2017
Speaker: Martin Ollenschleger, Constellation Talk: Pegasus – The Winged Horse

October 18, 2017
DVD Presentation: The Sagittarius Star Cloud from Great Courses

November 15, 2017
Speaker: Dr. David Fisher, Astro-Archaeologist – Neolithic Astronomy

December 20, 2017
Speaker: John Sillasen, Constellation Talk: Cassiopeia

January 17, 2018
Meeting cancelled due to weather

February 21, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Robert Fischetti, Quinnipiac University

March 27, 2018
The March meeting is NOT on the third Wednesday at CCSU, it is on Tuesday, 27 of March at the Van Vleck Observatory classroom. It will begin at 6:30 and end at 7:30PM. After the meeting members and guests can attend the Sturm Lecture, an astronomy related annual lecture nearby at Wesleyan University( walking distance from observatory to the lecture hall). Parking can be at the Wyllis Ave parking lot or on Vine Street, adjacent to the tennis courts.

April 18, 2018
Speaker: Leo Smith, International Darksky Association

May 16, 2018
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