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Here is a short list of some of the subjects that will be covered at the event by some members of the Chicago Astronomical Society:
Daniel Joyce Mars; the mystery planet
Telescope use & function
Joe Mayer Astrology
James Cuca Cosmic Distance, Part I
Cosmic Distance, Part II
Mark Kuba Telescope designs (with samples)
Audrey Fischer Light Pollution & health, research effects
Hydrogen alpha Solar viewing
Paul Cristman The Lunar Cycle
Observing the Moon with a Telescope
Dr. Ivan Phillips will present a lightning talk in which he will explain, without the aid of mathematics, what quantum physics tells us about nature. Dr. Phillips will also connect quantum physics with some of the important discoveries in astrophysics.
Astronomy is not a “stand-alone” science. It combines areas from a number of other fields, including mathematics, chemistry, archaeology, geology, quantum mechanics, biology and physics.
Why should we study the Universe? Everything is part of the Universe, and that includes us. You are part of the Universe, everything is.
Amateur astronomers have contributed to many important astronomical discoveries, and astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs can still play an active role, especially in the discovery and observation of transient phenomena.
Hopefully, as you learn more about the subject, you’ll appreciate just how much astronomy has affected and continues to affect your life.
We want to give you a quick introduction to the most recent discoveries and advances in general Astronomy.
Space will be limited!