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.
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|Every 15 minutes||Z130||Craft Projects for Children||Suzy Weber||Make an astronomy themed picture frame collage.|
|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||Einstein Destroys Vulcan!||Dale Dellutri||Skokie Valley Astronomers Club member Dale Dellutri will talk about how Einstein "destroyed" the planet Vulcan .|
|6:00 PM||Z119||Members of the Solar System||Roger Kolman||A discussion of the past, present, and future of discoveries in our Solar System.|
|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||Pluto Revealed||Kevin Cole||On July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made the first ever flyby of the Pluto/Charon system. Over the past year, the spacecraft has been downloading its data to reveal one of the most exotic objects in the solar system. View the latest images and science from this historic flyby.|
|7:00 PM||Z117||Black Holes||Gretchen Patti||Black Holes - Are they links to other universes? Can anything escape them? Will they eventually evaporate? And do they even exist?|
|7:00 PM||Z119||T Coronae Borealis - A Recurring Nova||Roger Kolman||A discussion of Cataclysmic Variable Stars with concentration on Recurrent Novae. T Corona Borealis was first observed in outburst in 1866 and then recurred in 1946. Current behavior suggests another outburst is upcoming.|
|7:00 PM||Z123||The Globalization of the Solar System||Jim Plaxco||Is globalization possible for a human civilization that spans the vastness of the solar system? Come and find out.|
|8:00 PM||Z102||Mysteries of the Cosmos -- The Possibility of Life on Mars and Venus||Jim Kovac||We are either alone in the Universe or we are not; either possibility is overwhelming! The focus of this presentation will be our planetary neighbors, Mars and Venus, 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.|