2019-2020 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 18, 2019
Speaker: Chris Markiewicz, ASGH President – Useful Filters for Deep Sky Observing

October 16, 2019
Speaker: Shef Robotham, Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club – Building a Backyard Observatory Using a SunCast Shed

November 20, 2019
Speaker: Fred Striefler, Physics Professor, University of Hartford- Comets and Asteroids: Prophets of Doom or Givers of Life

December 18, 2019
Speaker: ————–

January 15, 2020
Presentation: Video on History of the Hubble Telescope, with David M. Meyer PHD, Northwestern University

February 19, 2020
Speaker: Chris Markiewicz, ASGH President – Space Weather

CCSU is limiting campus access in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation, therefore the March 18 meeting is canceled.

The April and May meetings will be held online, for ASGH members only.

March 18, 2020
Speaker: To be determined

April 15, 2020
Speaker: none

May 20, 2020
Speaker: Dave Allen, ASGH member