Meetings — Speakers

The Cape Cod Astronomical Society holds a monthly meeting, with a guest speaker, in the school library (the library is in the front right-side of the school as you face it from Station Avenue) which is located at:

Dennis-Yarmouth High School
210 Station Ave, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

The meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month beginning at 7:30pm.  After the guest speaker has concluded their engagement, society members will usually have a discussion of society interests.

Gus Romano or his delegate “host” a dutch-treat dinner gathering for members and friends of the Society each meeting night. The speaker for each meeting is always invited. Please join the group to dine and talk about all things interesting, including astronomy!  Check the calendar for time and location information.

UPCOMING SPEAKERS:

August 1st

Dr. Antony Stark, HSCfA “Imaging Black Holes”

ABSTRACT: We have now made the first image of a Black Hole, using a world-
spanning radio telescope acting as an interferometer. Future images will yield moving pictures that bring new understanding of Black Hole event horizons.
The redshift at the event horizon is infinite — this is an example of an actual
infinity in Nature. The nature of the event horizon is under intense theoretical
study. Is it cold? Is it ultra-hot? What happens when you cross the threshold?
What happens to things, people, and information that fall in?

September 5th

Dr. David Wilner
Associate Director
Radio and Geoastronomy Division
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Title: “New Eyes on Planet Formation”

October

TBA

November

Dr. Mark Reid, HSCfA

December

TBA

 

* If you would like to give a talk, either as the main speaker of the evening, or as an ancillary speaker, please notify Jim Lynch at jlynch@whoi.edu.