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The Astronomy Club of Akron

MAY 24, 2013 - General Membership Meeting
at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center
  725 Portage Lakes Dr
Akron, OH  44319

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NOTE!!   Tonight is the last meeting prior to our three month summer break.
If you need to renew your dues, please come prepared to do so and make
our Treasurer happy. ;^)

8:00PM - Call to order and introduction of tonight's speaker.

Speaker - Robert Owen, Ph.D., Department of Physics and Astronomy, Oberlin College
                   Bio available here
Presentation - Black Holes, Neutron Stars, Gravitational Waves and the dawn of Multimessenger Astronomy

Websites presented by Robert Owen at the end of the talk:
    (LIGO website)

    (Dr. Owen's research collaboration)

    (movies of our supercomputer simulations of binary black holes, binary neutron stars and supernovas)

    (Einstein@home screensaver project: use your free computer cycles to search for pulsars and gravitational waves!)

9:00PM - Coffee break / discussion period

9:15PM - Business meeting will be called to order and included the following:

●  Treasurer's Report:
        ●  Club account balances

●  Observatory Director's Report:
        ●  State of the Observatory
        ●  Preparation for Messier Marathon in two weeks

●  Calls for observations:

●  New Business:

ACA Secretary, Juan Eduardo Contreras, has prepared minutes of this meeting which are available in PDF format by clicking here.

To contact club officers with questions or comments, please visit our Contacts page
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