2018-2019 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.

Unless otherwise indicated, our meetings begin at 7:30 pm in Copernicus Planetarium at Central Connecticut State University.  Directions can be found on our CCSU Directions page.

September 19, 2018
Speaker: Chris Markiewicz – Naked-eye Astronomy – the Sky as Time Machine

October 17, 2018
Speaker: Chris Markiewicz – Observing the Moon

November 21, 2018
Speaker: Jessica Klusmeyer, Wesleyan University Graduate Student – A Deep Search for Five Molecules in the Debris Disk around 49 Ceti

December 19, 2018
Speaker: Martin Ollenschleger, ASGH – Observing Planetary Nebulae

January 16, 2019
Speaker: Allen Davis, Yale University Graduate Student – Towards Breaking the Meter-Per-Second Barrier

February 20, 2019
Cancelled due to inclement weather

March 20, 2019
Speaker: William Cramer, Yale University Graduate Student – A Dying Galaxy Takes A Plunge: Ram Pressure and How It Slowly Strangles Galaxies In Cluster

April 17, 2019
Speaker: Roy Kilgard, Ph.D, Wesleyan University Faculty – The Story of Galaxies in the Local Universe as Told by the Chandra X-ray Observatory

*Note: The April meeting will take place at Wesleyan University – Van Vleck Observatory instead of our usual meeting place at CCSU. The lecture and business meeting will start at 7:30 pm and will be held in the basement classroom.  Follow this link for directions and parking information.  Parking is only allowed in the designated parking lots and will not be available at the planetarium.

May 15, 2019
Speaker: CT Science Fair Award Winners