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|Astronomical Society of Southern New England|
|Monthly Meetings in Rehoboth MA|
The Astronomical Society of Southern New England is a non-profit association of amateur astronomers who serve Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts with educational outreach programs at schools and local venues as well as public viewing, including Waterfire Providence and operating the observatory at UMass Dartmouth for public nights.
Our next meeting on January 10, 2015
Tony Tripodi talks about
"Understanding And Using The Setting Circles Of A Portable Equatorial Mount."
Also, SPECIAL MEETING about "September Skies" to begin at
5:30 PM. PIZZA and Drinks provided, please let Bruce know if you plan to attend!
Our Next Observing Night at UMass Dartmouth to be Announced
You may be interested in the latest book by our friend
Professor ALAN HIRSHFELD
"Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe"
In 1929, Edwin Hubble announced the greatest discovery in the history of astronomy since Galileo first turned a telescope to the heavens. The galaxies, previously believed to float serenely in the void, are in fact hurtling apart at an incredible speed: the universe is expanding. This stunning discovery was the culmination of a decades-long arc of scientific and technical advancement. In its shadow lies an untold, yet equally fascinating, backstory whose cast of characters illuminates the gritty, hard-won nature of scientific progress.
“A masterful balance of science, history and rich narrative.”—Discover magazine (“Top 5 Summer Read”)
"Hirshfeld chronicles the radical changes in our conception of the cosmos that
have accompanied the advent of modern astronomy over the past century and a
Belleview Literary Press- available on Amazon
"Hirshfeld chronicles the radical changes in our conception of the cosmos that have accompanied the advent of modern astronomy over the past century and a half. Recommended."—Scientific American Belleview Literary Press- available on Amazon
|Group Observing Sessions||Public Outreach Events||Stellafane||Annual Club Cookout|
|Monthly Meetings and Observing Sessions||The Next Meeting is on:|
|Meetings are on the Second Saturday of Every Month||January 10, 2015|
|Open to the Public, Free Admissionion||
|At the Carpenter Museum||"Understanding And Using The Setting Circles Of A Portable Equatorial Mount."|
|Club Officers for 2014 - 2016:16:|
|Bruce DiDucca - President||Tom Hannigan - Vice President||Spence Blakely - Secretary||George Huftalen - Treasurer|
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