Northwest Suburban Astronomers
Harper College Department of Physical Sciences
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Explore the wonders of the universe... see the moon, planets, stars, and galaxies.
On Saturday, April 29th. - RAIN or SHINE - we will host an informative and entertaining celebration of astronomy beginning at 5:30 pm.
If the skies are clear, telescopes will be available for viewing a variety of celestial objects.
NSA members will be on hand to answer any questions and conduct general tours of the night sky.
But don’t stay away even if it’s cloudy. Inside the school will be a wide variety of shows, demonstrations, and exhibits.
Email us here for more information.
|Every 15 minutes||Z130||Craft Projects for Children||Suzy Weber||Make a Solar Eclipse model.|
|6:00 and 7:00||Z118||Astro Trivia||Harper College Astronomy Club||Play a game of trivia while learning about astronomy!|
|6:00 PM||Z102||Things that Go Boom||Joe Kabbes||The story of the birth and death of stars as told with images from the Hubble Space Telescope.|
|6:00 PM||Z117||The Antikythera Mechanism||Dale Dellutri||Skokie Valley Astronomers Club member Dale Dellutri will talk about the ancient astronomical device found in 1900 by sponge divers off the coast of the island Antikythera, near Greece .|
|6:00 PM||Z119||TBA||Roger Kolman||TBA|
|6:00 PM||Z123||Eclipse Mania: Observing the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse||Tom Auchter||Learn about solar eclipses, why they occur, the different types and what is like to see one. Images and experiences will be shared from the 2010 total solar eclipse on Easter Island. Information about the 2017 total solar eclipse in the United States will be presented.|
|7:00 PM||Z102||TBA||Kevin Cole||TBA|
|7:00 PM||Z119||TBA||Roger Kolman||TBA|
|7:00 PM||Z123||The Earth from Space||Jim Plaxco||TBA|
|8:00 PM||Z102||Mysteries of the Cosmos – The Possibility of Life on the Moons of Jupiter and Saturn||Jim Kovac||We are either alone in the Universe or we are not; either possibility is overwhelming! Join the exploration of the fundamental question about the pervasiveness of life -- is it common or rare? The focus of this presentation will be the unique environments of the planet-sized moons of the Gas Giants and their potential as abodes for life.|
|8:00 PM||Z119||Cosmic Time: The Heavenly Origins of the World's Calendars||Bhasker Moorthey||Imagine you lived 5000 years ago. How would you have used the Sun, Moon, and stars to tell time? What is a day, exactly? How about the month and the year? Why are there seven days in a week? Discover the astronomy behind the calendar we use.|