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Kepler: The Quest for Earth

March 02, 2012: Kepler: The Quest for Earth

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Using Your Finder
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Bill Flanagan
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Kepler: The Quest for Earth
General Meeting Speaker: 
Dr. Aaron Clevenson
About the General Meeting Presentation

Join Dr. Aaron Clevenson for a look at the Kepler Mission. We will talk about the details of the mission and discuss some of the milestones it has achieved. Kepler is the observatory that is looking in the vicinity of Cygnus in an attempt to identify Earth-like planets orbiting other stars.

Dr. Aaron Clevenson is a member of the North Houston Astronomy Club. He is also an Astronomy Professor at Lone Star College, Montgomery. He is a National Observing Program Coordinator for the Astronomical League, and is the coordinator for the Constellation Hunter, Solar System, Galileo, and Carbon Stars Observing Programs. He will also be coordinator for the new for next year Special Observing Program: Planetary Transits.

Parking and Directions (View Map)

Meetings are held in the Science & Research building at the University of Houston Main Campus. The novice meeting is in room 116, the general meeting is in room 117.

Parking is available in lot 15F as shown in the accompanying diagram (provided by the University of Houston Parking Director Paul Lozano). This site is off Cullen Boulevard, just south of the new parking garage. The University of Houston has been provided a list of meeting dates for the Houston Astronomical Society to the end of 2013. UH campus police have those dates on their calendar and will not issue citations for HAS attendees.
Map to Lot 15F