Meeting

A STAR meeting.

STAR May Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft
United States
When: 
Thursday, 4 May 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Our speaker will be Dr. William Gutsch, whose topic will be “Inspiring Astronomy Education: Infinite Possibilities and Lessons Learned.” Dr. Gutsch will describe a broad spectrum of teaching environments from his five decades of experience, including science museums, NASA research facilities, planetariums, television studios, Hollywood sound stages, steaming jungles, polar vistas, a giant airplane hangar, and standard classrooms. Dr. Gutsch last spoke to STAR about his trip to Norway and his spectacular images of northern lights. He is an informative and entertaining speaker.

April meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft
United States
When: 
Thursday, 6 April 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

At our April meeting club member Ken Legal will present a talk about this summer's total solar eclipse.  He will describe the earth-moon-sun geometry that determines the occurence of eclipses, and provide important information about viewing the August 21 eclipse.

STAR March Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft
United States
When: 
Thursday, 2 March 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

STAR will meet Thursday March 2 at 8 pm at Monmouth Museum.  The speaker will be Bill Whitehead, who will present "Solar Oscillations: Sound Waves in the Sun."  We will again have a book sale at the break.  Look for some great astronomy and related technical books.

February Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft
United States
When: 
Thursday, 2 February 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

STAR will meet Thursday February 2 at Monmouth Museum at 8 pm.  Our speaker will be Kevin Conod, who will discuss the Juno mission to Jupiter.  Juno reached Jupiter last summer after a five year journey.  Kevin will review what we currently know about Jupiter, and take a look at what scientists hope to learn about this giant planet.  You won't want to miss his talk.

STAR January meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft
United States
When: 
Thursday, 5 January 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Our first meeting of the new year will be January 5.  The program will be "Scope and Tell."  Club members will present devices related to astronomical viewing and imaging.

STAR December meeting

Location

Kevin Gallagher's house
United States
When: 
Friday, 9 December 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

STAR's December meeting will be our winter social meeting.  Kevin Gallagher and his wife Donna have invited STAR members and spouses to their home on Friday, December 9 for an evening of food and socializing.  This was a wonderful event last year that club members greatly enjoyed.  Kevin and Donna ask that you make a contribution to the STAR observatory fund in lieu of a house gift.Please note that STAR will not meet on Thursday, December 1.

STAR November meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft
United States
When: 
Thursday, 3 November 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm

STAR will meet Thursday November 3 at 8 pm at Monmouth Museum.  Rob Nunn will present a talk on the astrolabe, an ancient astronomical calculator that has a fascinating history.

STAR October Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft
United States
When: 
Thursday, 6 October 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Club member Arturo Cisneros will present a talk on the detection of gravitational waves by LIGO.  This was an event of great importance in cosmology and physics.  Details of the collision of black holes that generated the signal, and the sensitivity of the detector are astonishing.  Be sure to hear Arturo's talk.

STAR business meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft , NJ
United States
New Jersey
When: 
Thursday, 16 June 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Our annual business meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 16 at 8 p.m.  It will be held at Monmouth Museum.  We will elect members of the board.

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