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Club Star Gaze
February 14
, Saturday, 6:00 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 0308 Set 1349 Dark sky


Who will be the first to see Venus, Mars, then Jupiter? Where are they?
Check out the entire Winter Hexagon and all the stars, constellations, and wonders that go with it.
Why is Praesepe, the Beehive cluster, in such a buzz?
See royal Leo before the night is out!

Bring what you can of: planisphere, binoculars, telescope, towel to lay on.
Wear layered clothing, hat.



Monthly Meeting

February 27, Friday,
7:00 PM at GRU The Public is invited!
Moonrise 1320 Set 0238 Lunar

Program: Characterizing Variable Star Light Curves
Most stars that we see in the night sky shows changes in their brightness. Plots of the brightness over time
reveal patterns that carry with them indications of the physical mechanisms that cause these changes.
This talk will show the major groupings of variable stars, the defining characteristics of their light curves,
and the physical processes at work in the stars. We will also look at how the observation and characterization
of the light curves is a topic accessible across broad levels of those interested in astronomy,
from students, to amateurs, to professional researchers.

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Cash
PhD in Physics,University of Wyoming, 2002, dissertation on computational modeling of interacting binary star systems.
She joined South Carolina State University in 2002, and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Physics.
Her duties include teaching courses in Physics, Astronomy, and Earth-Space Science at a range of levels
from non-science majors to upper level research courses. In addition Dr. Cash is involved in curriculum development,
research in astrophysics, and Education and Public Outreach activities.

Refreshments: Mike Close

Lunar Observing after the meeting
Bring what you have of planisphere, binoculars, telescope, towel to lay on.
Wear layered clothing, hat.




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