Northwest Suburban Astronomers
Harper College Department of Physical Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Explore the wonders of the universe... see the moon, planets, stars, and galaxies.
On Saturday, May 11th. - 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 a solar system mobile. Color, cut out, and assemble a solar system model.|
|6:30 to 8:30||Z128||Inflatable Planetarium||Dr. Kelly Page||Programs will be run at 15 minute intervals, no more than 15 attendees at a time. No advance tickets. First come, first serve. We will try to accommodate as many people as possible.|
|6:00 PM||Z102||Making Light Work of ExoPlanets||Dr. Timothy Banks||How small changes in light from distant stars reveals the existence of planets in orbit about them. We'll learn how to calculate a planet's radius, mass, density and orbital distance --- looking for the Goldilocks planet, one that is not too hot, not too cold, but just right.|
|6:00 PM||Z117||Hubble vs Webb: What are the Differences?||Dean Mikolajczyk||As the James Webb telescope prepares for its launch in 2020, how is it different from Hubble?|
|6:00 PM||Z119||Planet Earth as Art||Jim Plaxco||This presentation asks the audience to consider planet Earth as a work of natural art based on a collection of images taken by remote sensing, Earth-orbiting satellites. Scenes include cities for scale, river deltas, lakes, mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, clouds, deserts, and sediment flows.|
|6:00 PM||Z123||The Universe through Imaging||Tom Auchter||Learn about different types of celestial objects, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies through astronomy images.|
|7:00 PM||Z102||Ryugu, Bennu and Ultima Thule||Kevin Cole||It’s time for the smallest of solar system bodies to make headlines. See what’s going on at these three bodies through three very different planetary missions.|
|7:00 PM||Z117||The Mystery of Epsilon Aurigae: Review and Update||Roger Kolman||The Epsilon Aurigae problem is revisited, current results, and planned observing programs for the future are considered.|
|7:00 PM||Z119||Oumuamua: Natural Object or Alien Probe||Dale Dellutri||Dale Dellutri, a member of the Skokie Valley Astronomers club, will discuss the scientific and media controversy surrounding Oumuamua, the first discovered interstellar visitor to our Solar System.|
|8:00 PM||Z102||The Search for Planet 9||Jim Kovac||Join a quest to discover whether our Solar System has another massive planet beyond Neptune. We'll consider the evidence gathered thus far that hints at its presence and discuss the possible nature of this predicted outer planet.|