Title of talk:

A Simple Sampling of Solar System Stones


Presented by:

Clyde Simpson, Observatory Coordinator, Department of Astronomy,
Cleveland Museum of Natural History 
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Sponsored by:

Astronomy Club of Akron, Inc.

 

 

Where?

KIWANIS CIVIC CENTER   Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS
725 Portage Lakes Dr
Akron, OH  44319

 

 

When?

Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8:00PM

 

 

Who can attend?

Members, non-members, past members, future members...Anyone!
Absolutely free and open to the public.
Please bring interested friends and family with you.
Don't want to stay for the business portion of the meeting?  No problem!

   

Abstract:

Clyde is going to be bringing some meteorites from the collection housed at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History; as well as some sample rock material typical of other planetary surfaces. Clyde will lecture on the composition of each in a very entertaining and informative talk as only he can provide. You will learn a great deal and enjoy this presentation.

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Bio:

Clyde Simpson (B.A., Geology, Cleveland State University) is Observatory Coordinator of the Ralph Mueller Observatory at the CMNH and has been a member of the Astronomy Department since 1984. Clyde teaches astronomy and geology classes in the planetarium and Museum galleries and maintains the observatory with its 10" Warner & Swasey refracting telescope built in Cleveland in 1899. He leads field trips of astronomical interest, including several to view total eclipses of the Sun, and monitors sunspots on a daily basis for the American Association of Variable Star Observers.