This event is a both a talk about and a fundraiser for the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. A $10 donation is suggested, although larger and smaller amounts are certainly welcome. You can make your contribution on line via PayPal (please bring your email receipt) or at Manuel's.
Dinner and social hour begin at 7:00 pm with an approximately hour-long presentation and question-and-answer session to follow.
Our Open Seating Policy will be in effect for this event.
Venue capacity = 80 / Estimated day-of RSVP turnout = 60%
Bringing Solar Astronomy to 50,000 People a Year - A Fundraiser
Stephen W. Ramsden
Founder and Director
Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation - is the world's largest solar astronomy outreach program. It brings observatory quality telescopes and cameras to regional schools and festivals or other events in order to teach our community about the Sun and its many interesting features. Demonstrations concentrate on the Sun's effect on our weather, aviation, communications and environment.
Please join us at Manuel's for this special meetup as Stephen tells us about everything from forming your own nonprofit to sharing the fiery, magnetized plasma structures on our nearest star with more than 50,000 adults and students with over 70 appearances each year.
There will be free Solar Viewing Glasses and solar-related educational materials for all attendees.
About our speaker
Stephen Ramsden is the Founder and Director of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. He holds scientific or information technology titles in the STEM fields of planetary science, solar physics, solar imaging, helioseismology, atmospheric science, climatology, mathematics, and aviation safety. Stephen has been published in every major science periodical from National Geographic to Sky & Telescope. He is an Atlanta native and lives here with his wife Natalie Anderson.
Photos courtesy of Stephen Ramsden