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2019 Cedar Amateur Astronomers Public Observing Event

March 30 @ 7:30 pm

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One event on April 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on May 25, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Free
Presentation at Observatory

The Cedar Amateur Astronomers hosts Saturday Public Observing events featuring a guest speaker followed, if weather permits, by celestial viewings through telescopes at the facility. During viewing hours, society members will be available to answer questions and provide everyone with an opportunity to look through the Society’s telescopes.

Cedar Amateur Astronomers 2019 Public Event Schedule:
  • Using a telescope at ObservatoryMarch 30, 7:30 p.m. – Prof. Steve Spangler, University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy: “Star Clusters: Cities of Stars”
  • April 27, 8:00 p.m. – Brent Studer, CAA member: “Cosmic Mayhem: Supernovae, Active Galactic Nuclei, and Other High-Energy Events That Have Shaped Earth’s History.”
  • May 25, 8:30 p.m. – Prof. Robert Mutel, University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy: “Was Einstein right? Experimental tests of general relativity over the past 100 years.” 
  • June 22, 9:00 p.m. – Dr. Scott Bounds, University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy: “Light”
  • July 13, 3:00 p.m. – Solar Day – Mr. Carl Bracken, Cedar Amateur Astronomers: “Our sun and solar cycles”
  • July 20, 8:30 p.m. – Prof. Ken Galley, University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy: “Does the Earth really orbit the Sun? The Importance of Perspective.”
  • August 3, 8:30 p.m. – Prof. Cornelia Lang, University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy: “University of Iowa and the Race for Space”
  • August 24, 9:00 p.m. – Dr. Caroline A. Roberts, Astronomy Laboratory Coordinator and VAO Observatory Manager, University of Iowa, Department of Physics & Astronomy: “Finding Masses of Supermassive Black Holes”
  • September 21, 7:30 p.m. – Prof. Ken Gayley, University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy, “Does the Earth really orbit the Sun? The Importance of Perspective.”
  • October 5, 7:30 p.m. – Lunar Night (International Observe the Moon Night)
  • October 19, 7:30 p.m. – TBA
  • November 30, 7:30 p.m. – TBA

Palisades-Kepler ObservatoryThe Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center is located at Palisades-Dows Nature Preserve and Observatory on the southeast edge of Palisades-Kepler State Park.  It can be reached by traveling south from Mount Vernon on Highway 1 past the bridge for the Cedar River. Directions to the observatory are indicated by brown State Park signs at the entrances to Ivanhoe Road on Highway 1 and near the observatory’s driveway at 1365 Ivanhoe Road.

Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.cedar-astronomers.org/events

Organizer

Cedar Amateur Astronomers
Phone:
319-848-2068
Email:
inquiries@cedar-astronomers.org
Website:
http://www.cedar-astronomers.org/

Venue

Palisades-Dows Observatory – Mount Vernon, Iowa
1365 Ivanhoe Road
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Phone:
319-848-2068
Website:
http://www.cedar-astronomers.org/
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