Restoration of the George Observatory 36" Gueymard Research Telescope

April 03, 2015: Restoration of the George Observatory 36" Gueymard Research Telescope

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
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Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Allen Wilkerson, Telescope Committe Chairperson
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Restoration of the 36" Gueymard research telescope at the George Observatory
General Meeting Speaker: 
Peggy Halford, George Observatory Director
About the General Meeting Presentation
Peggy Halford will be speaking to us about the  restoration of the 36" Gueymard research telescope at the George Observatory.

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Peggy began volunteering at the George Observatory in 1992 after finishing graduate summer studies at Rice University in astronomy. The 36" telescope was her first telescope to use while completing a summer study of gaseous H2 regions with Dr. Reggie Dufour and Dr. Pat Reiff. While still teaching in Fort Bend ISD, Peggy began volunteering at the George helping Barbara Wilson teach summer camps. In 1994, she was hired by the Houston Museum of Natural Science at the Observatory. Peggy also studied astronomy at Harvard University and taught astronomy to science teachers from across the country for 6 summers. Peggy is currently the Director of the Observatory.
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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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