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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.
ASTRONOMY DAY 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015 1:00PM to 9:30PM
Barrington Town Hall Lawn
283 County Road, Barrington RI 02806The Barrington Recreation Department and The Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) are co-hosting a FREE day of family fun, education and amazement on Saturday, April 25, 2015, weather permitting.
At 1:00PM until 6:00 PM, about a dozen telescopes specially filtered to allow views of our own star—The Sun—will be set up on the Barrington Town Hall Lawn that borders County Road (RI Route 114). Children accompanied by their parents are welcome to safely view the sun, observing sunspots as well as solar flares and prominences that can extend half a million miles into space. The Moon with amazing craters, mountains and lava basins, will be also be viewed throughout the afternoon and well into the evening. Daylight viewing of the planet Venus will be attempted by some of the telescopes.
Later, at about 7:30PM, as night falls, more than twenty large telescopes will permit public viewing; Venus will be visible for evening viewingont> in the western sky. The moon will also be prime for viewing. Jupiter, with its cloud bands and its moons will also be visible overhead from the Town Hall lawnCHECK HERE FOR WEATHER CANCELLATION
Our Next Public Viewing Night at UMass Dartmouth: May 2 at 8:00 PM
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
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|Meetings are on the Second Saturday of Every Month||May 9, 2015|
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|Bruce DiDuccaa - President||Tom Hannigan - Vice President||Spence Blakely - Secretary||George Huftalen - Treasurer|
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