Previous Speakers

2016 Speakers

Jan 2016 – Dr. Jim Lynch, CCAS. “The Big Bang – In the Beginning…” Feb 2016, Mr. Hugh Blair-Smith, CCAS.  “Left Brains for the Right Stuff.”

Mar 2016 – Dr. Michael Hunter, CCAS.  “LIGO: Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory: A Brief Introduction and Overview of a Millennial Event.”

April 2016 – Mssrs. Bernie Young, Joel Burnett, Hank Ricci and Charlie Burke. “State of the Werner Schmidt Observatory.”

May 2016 – Mr. Bernie Young. “The upcoming transit of Mercury.”

June 2016  – Dr. Anastasia Fialkov, HSCfA.  “21-cm line of neutral hydrogen.”,

July 2016 – Dr. Larry Marschall,  Gettysburg College. ” New information about Pluto gleaned from data collected by NASA’s New Horizons mission.”

August 2016 –  Dr. Tony Stark, HSCfA.  “Cosmology with the South Pole Telescope.”

Sept 2016 – Dr. Jim Lynch, CCAS.  “LIGO Revisited”

Oct 2016 –  Dr. Charles Lada, HSCfA.  “The Search for Stellar Origins from Antiquity to the 21st Century.”

Nov 2016 – Dr. Chat Hull, HSCfA.  “Star Formation Through Radio Eyes.”

Dec 2016 – Mr. Bernie Young, CCAS. “Apparent retrograde motion.”

2017 Speakers

Jan 2017 –  Mr. Tansu Daylan, HSCfA.  “Inner Milky Way Gamma Ray Excess”

Feb 2017 –   Dr Jim Lynch, CCAS. ” Is the Universe Stringy, Loopy, Neither or Both?”

Mar 2017 –   Dr. Frank Primini, HSCfA.  “Probing the nucleus of M31 with the Chandra X-ray Observatory.”

Apr 2017 –   Dr. Mike Hunter, CCAS. Observatory and Foundation Report.

May 2017 –  Dr. Stella Kafka,  AAVSO. “Discussing the Elusive SNeIa progenitors.”

Jun 2017 – Mr. Gary Derman, CCAS. “What is electricity? What is magnetism?  A discussion.”

July 2017 – Dr. Jim Lynch, CCAS.  “The Drake Equation, with emphasis on the 7th term.”

Aug 2017 – Dr. Tony Stark, HSCfA.”Star Formation in the Milky Way and Beyond.”

Sept 2017 – Ms. Katie Sisson, CCAS.    “Stellar Evolution and Structure”

Oct 2017 –  Mr. George Silvis, CCAS.  “Rømer and the Speed of Light”

Nov 2017 – Dr. Larry Marschall, Gettysburg College. “Tiny bit of shakin’ going on: Gravitational waves and the universe.”

Dec 2017 – Dr. Mike Hunter, CCAS.  “A History of Science.”

2018 Speakers

Jan 2018 –  Dr. Mike Hunter and Joel Burnett, CCAS. “A three part program for CCAS.”

Feb 2018.  – Dr. Ken Brink, CCAS.  “How’s the Air? – Planetary Atmospheres.”

Mar 2018 – Dr. Frank Primini, HSCfA.  “Adventures in Gravitational Lensing.”

Apr 2018 –  Dr. Jim Lynch, CCAS.  “Spectroscopy – Basic Theory and What It Tells Us About the Universe. ”

May 2018 –  Mr. Jim Mitchell, DYHS,  and the DYHS honors students. “Astronomy honors projects.”

June 2018 – Dr. Ken Brink, CCAS. “Tides and Tidal Forces.”

July 2018 – Dr. Jim Lynch, CCAS.”Spectroscopy – Observational Basics, with a Live Demonstration.”

Aug 2018. August  – Drs. Anastasia Fialkov and Marion Dierickx,  HSCfA. “Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts” and “Galactic Collisions in the Local Group.”

Sept 2018 – Dr. Mike Hunter, CCAS.  “Astrophotography at CCAS.”

Oct 2018 – Dr. Tony Stark, HSCfA.  “The Cosmic Background.”

Nov 2018 – Dr. Martina Arndt, Bridgewater State University.  “The Beauty and Science of Total Solar Eclipses.”

Dec 2018 – Dr. Jim Lynch, CCAS.  “The Solar System – Its Formation and Basic Dynamics.”