Monthly Meeting

August 03, 2012: Monthly Meeting

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Telescopes and Mounts for Astronomers
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
John Haynes
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Jupiter’s White and Red Oval Storms in 2011-2012
General Meeting Speaker: 
Richard Schmude
About the General Meeting Presentation

Does Jupiter’s Great Red Spot change shape over time? What causes oval storms on Jupiter to change speed? Richard Schmude will explore these two questions in a presentation that focuses on the red and white oval storms on Jupiter. Richard will describe the WinJUPOS software package and present his measurements of over two dozen oval features on Jupiter, including measurements of the Great Red Spot and Oval BA made during 2011 and 2012. Richard will also describe one particular oval that changed speed around October 1, 2011, and discuss possible causes for this change. Finally, Richard will present some ideas for future work.

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.

NOTE NEW PARKING INFORMATION: Parking is available in lot 15C. Refer to the Google Map below for directions. This parking is available from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on the Friday night of the HAS meeting.

This parking is free. If you get a notice from the UH campus police on the night of the meeting, call the UH Security office and let them know that this area has been made available on HAS meeting night by the Parking Department.

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