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OCTOBER 23, 2015 - General Membership Meeting

Please note that we ALWAYS encourage the public to attend ANY of our events, including meetings.
Come and enjoy the lecture and talk to us about astronomy!


For this month's meeting, we return to our normal location:

    Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center
   725 Portage Lakes Dr
   Akron, Ohio 44319


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

Speaker:

Gary Kader; Director - Burrell Memorial Observatory; Dept. Physics & Astronomy; Baldwin Wallace University

Presentation:

"The Harvard Computers"
The Women Who Launched 20th Century Astronomy

 

With the advent of dry plate photography in the late 1800's astronomy moved from the telescope to the lab. Edward Pickering at the Harvard Observatory hired women to analyze images from the telescopes.  Their work led directly to the understanding of stellar evolution and the discovery of the expansion of the universe.

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About our speaker:

Mr. Kader last spoke to our membership at The Tudor House on Friday September 27, 2013 when his topic was "The Big Bang Theory."  An article appeared in the Nov 1, 2010 Plain Dealer about the Baldwin Wallace observatory, the Warner & Swasey refracting telescope with a 13 3/8 inch objective, and Gary Kader:  "Baldwin-Wallace College houses a little-known gem: a refracting telescope"

     
     

For more details about the observatory, email Gary Kader at gkader@bw.edu or call the physics department at 440-826-2312


Click either of the above images to view the "computers" at Harvard examining glass photographic plates

       
9:00 PM - Brief coffee-break / discussion time
 
9:15 PM - Business meeting to be called to order and included the following:
  ●  Treasurer's Report
  ●  Observatory Director's Report
  ●  Calls for observations
  ●  New Business

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