Novice Meeting: 6:30PM
General Meeting: 7:15PM
About the General Meeting Presentation
At the Novice Session
This novice session we will be looking into one of the most colorful objects
in the night sky we can observe, Carbon Stars. These bright colored objects
have many fascinating characteristics that we can explore.
In the presentation we will discuss the challenges of seeing them, why they display the red color and point out some of the best we can see. Our goal is to tweak your interest and make hunting carbon stars a routine part of your observing sessions.
Join us for our presentation “The Hunt for Red Stars in October.”
At the Annual Meeting
At the Annual Meeting we will vote on bylaws, elect the 2018 leadership, and pull tickets for the door prizes shown. The grand prize is a copy of The Sky X Professional, the same software used to control the C14 in the HAS Observatory.
At the Main Seminar
While we are all familiar with the ionizing radiation we encounter on Earth, it is not at all representative of what one encounters in space. Space radiation is a window on our universe and may reveal the secrets of dark matter, but its dark side is its threat to man and machine.
In the past few decades, our understanding of space radiation has increased greatly; it presents a challenge, especially for human explorers beyond low Earth orbit. The JSC Space Radiation Analysis Group (SRAG) is dedicated to predicting, analyzing and working to ameliorate that threat to human explorers.This talk will describe some of RAG's work, describing the physics spanning from the very large to the very small and how that work is done.
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.