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SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
will be at this location:
New Franklin City Hall   New Alternate Meeting Location !!!
5611 Manchester Road
Akron, OH 44319

                Click for map to New Franklin City Hall

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!

We had to change the location of this month's meeting due to the Kiwanis Civic Center, our normal meeting location, being used for Kiwanis' business.
We should be back at the Kiwanis Civic Center for next month's meeting.  Watch for announcements prior to the next meeting.

Where is New Franklin City Hall?:
1)   It's on Manchester Road, the same road as the entrance to Portage Lakes State Park.
2)   It's ONE MILE south of the PLSP entrance we use to get to the Observatory..
3)   It's on the North East corner of the Manchester Road / Center Road intersection.
4)   It's BEHIND the New Franklin Fire Station.
5)   Enter the parking lot from either Manchester Road or Center Road.
6)   If you're confused by the above, there's an embedded Google map at the bottom of this page.

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


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


“Copernicus to Newton: 150 years that changed the World”


Mr. Kader will discuss how the Renaissance revolutionized pursuits and about the group of men whose discoveries launched what ultimately would become known as science.


About our speaker:

Mr. Kader last spoke to our membership at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center on Friday October 23, 2015 when his topic was "The Harvard Computers - The Women Who Launched 20th Century Astronomy"  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 the images for information on these great scientists

Warning: Just because you read it on the Internet
doesn't mean it's true. This is false on multiple fronts!

9:00 PM - Brief coffee-break / discussion time
9:15 PM - Business meeting to be called to order and included the following:

Meeting Agenda in a Microsoft WORD file


Meeting Agenda in a PDF file


Fascinating YouTube video from The Royal Society in London about Newton's original telescope Thanks to member Jason Shinn

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