40 Years of Adventures as a Woman in Astrophysics
I will describe progress in the scientific areas in which I have been active for the past decade, namely high-dispersion spectroscopy of stars in Galactic globular clusters, in the far reaches of the Milky Way halo, and in the nearest dwarf galaxy satellites of the Milky Way. A brief introduction will discuss progress in technology, which is key to progress in observational astrophysics, and which has led to the current generation of large ground-based telescopes as well as to the exquisitely sensitive instruments with which they are equipped.
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"What's Up?" in this month will be presented by Chris Butler
Monthly General Meeting
The OCA has a general meeting held on the second Friday of every month* at Chapman University.
These meetings are free and open to the general public.
The meetings take place in The Irvine Lecture Hall with seating for approximately 250 people.
The Irvine Lecture Hall (located adjacent to the Hashinger Science Center) is near the south east corner of the campus
and the nearest cross street is East Palm Ave and North Center Street.
The meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM.
The basic agenda, with approximate times, is as shown below.
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pre-meeting Slide Show
Arrival of audience. This presentation includes recent astronomical photographs taken by OCA members.
7:30 PM - 7:45 PM Club Announcements
Usually presented by the OCA Secretary, Bob Buchheim.
7:45 PM - 8:15 PM "What's Up?"
Usually presented by OCA Member and Space Artist, Chris Butler.
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM Main Talk
Speakers are often from JPL/Caltech and other major educational and astronomical institutions.
The level of the talks are usually appropriate for anyone who has an interest in this hobby.
9:15 PM - 9:30 PM Refreshments
Break Donuts, coffee, soda are available for a small donation.
9:30 PM - 10:00 PM "Ask an Astronomer"
Anyone can stay behind and ask a panel of experts any burning question related to this hobby.