Annual Membership Meeting of HAS

November 06, 2015: Annual Membership Meeting of HAS

Novice Meeting: 6:30PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
How We Know What We Know
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Deborah Moran
General Meeting: 7:15PM
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 at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, which is located at 1414 Wirt Rd, Houson, TX 77055.

PARKING INFORMATION: Free parking in the lot in front of the TMCC.


Map to Trini Mendenhall Community Center

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