NOVEMBER 21, 2014 - General Membership Meeting
Franklin Park Civic Center -
We've moved this month's meeting to the third Friday to accommodate the
This requires us moving the meeting to a different location to avoid a
scheduling conflict at the Kiwanis Civic Center.
We'll be back at the Kiwanis Civic Center for our next meeting on Friday
January 23, 2015 unless notified otherwise.
|Easiest directions to The Tudor House:
Enter through the
Portage Lakes State Park entrance from Manchester Rd.
Follow the curvy main park road
1.2 miles to
the beach area parking lot without making any hard turns.
At the near right corner of the beach area parking lot is an access
drive into the Tudor House parking lot.
Park in the Tudor House parking lot.
Call to order and
introduction of our speaker:
Sharon Shanks, Director of the Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State
Subject of talk: "Is It Live or Is It Memorex"
Astronomy is the oldest of the sciences and the one that intrigues people the
most. Almost as
old are attempts to "capture" the stars, which eventually led to the development
Although a planetarium sky is no comparison to the real sky, it does act as a
gateway to the universe
for many people. This talk looks at the development of planetariums and
the joint role they play with
amateur astronomers in sharing the wonder of the stars.
Sharon's bio: Sharon is the planetarium lecturer at the Ward Beecher
Planetarium at Youngstown
State University. She's been at YSU for the past 30 years, the last 24 in the
Department of Physics
& Astronomy. She has a bachelor's degree in English from YSU and spent seven
years as a journalist
at two daily newspapers in Columbiana County before returning to YSU. In
addition to sharing the
excitement of the stars with school field trip groups and the public under the
dome, Sharon gets to
use her journalism background as editor of Planetarian, the professional journal
of the International
Break. Time to
talk with fellow members about that latest piece of hardware
about, recent astro-news, Hubble's latest images - or anything else, for that matter.
will be called to order
10:00 P.M. (approximately)
Meeting will adjourn.
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