Annual Membership Meeting of HAS

November 06, 2015: Annual Membership Meeting of HAS

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
How We Know What We Know
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Deborah Moran
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Some Reminiscences After a Career in Astronomy
General Meeting Speaker: 
Dr. Frank Bash, UT Professor Emeritus of Astronomy
About the General Meeting Presentation

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As Director of McDonald Observatory, Bash led the effort for design, funding, and construction of the magnificent 11-meterHobby·Eberly TelescopeMcDonald Observatory in West Texas, which has the largest primary mirror in the world. Bash also led the effort to expand the public-outreach programs of McDonald Observatory. These programs include the Observatory's Visitors' Center, now named in his honor, which hosts over 130,000 visitors per year.

At the Novice Meeting
Debbie Moran, Novice Chair, will give a fun talk called How We Know What We Know. How do we know how far away stars and galaxies are, what stars and planets are made of, why we think the universe began with a bang, and how do we know black holes exist if we can’t see them?

Annual Meeting and 2016 Elections
We'll also vote in the 2016 leadership followed by a drawing for a ticket to the Nov 8 matinee of Silent Sky.

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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