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2022 Cedar Amateur Astronomers Public Observing Event

January 29 @ 7:30 pm

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Using a telescope 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 2022 Public Event Schedule:
  • January 29, 7:30 p.m. – Professor Evan Skillman: “Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and the Primordial Helium Abundance”
  • February 26, 7:30 p.m. – Professor Clement Pryke, University of Minnesota:  “Studying the Beginning of the Universe from the Bottom of the World”
  • March 26, 7:30 p.m. – Professor Steven Spangler, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa: “Open Star Clusters: Jewels of the Spring Sky”
  • April 23, 8:00 p.m. – Professor Allison Jaynes, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa:  “The LAMP Rocket Mission: Shining a Light on Pulsating Aurora (Challenges and Successes)”
  • May 7, 8:00 p.m. – Professor David Peate, Professor of Geochemistry, University of Iowa: “What scientists can learn from studying meteorites and their impacts”
  • May 21, 8:30 p.m. – Professor Hai Fu, Associate Professor, University of Iowa: “How did we discover the first cold gas stream feeding an early massive galaxy?” 
  • June 18, 8:30 p.m.Professor Philip Kaaret, Departmental Chair, University of Iowa Physics and Astronomy: “HaloSat – A CubeSat that Studied the Hot Halo of the Milky Way”
    • In person and virtual event
      • https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88682632663?pwd=RFEyTnJnazNzNXcyc0RBeGRXcEk1QT09
      • Meeting ID: 886 8263 2663
      • Passcode:  794320
  • July 9, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. – Mr. Carl Bracken, CAA Treasurer: “Solar Saturday”
  • July 23, 8:30 p.m. – TBD
  • August 20, 8:00 p.m.Professor Brent Studer:  TBD
  • September 17, 7:30 p.m. – TBD
  • October 1, 7:30 p.m. – Mr. Doug Slauson: “InOMN – International Observe the Moon Night”
  • October 15, 7:30 p.m. – TBD
  • November 19, 7:30 p.m.TBD
  • December 10, 7:30 p.m. – TBD
    • VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY:
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The 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:
January 29
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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