February 22, 2014 · 2:30 PM
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Let's all get there at 2:30 to socialize and get a great spot just before the lecture which begins at 3pm (It's Free)
Date: Saturday February 22nd
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Dr. Atlanta 30307, right off of Ponce de Leon
Their Speaker: Jerry Armstrong
Jerry became interested in Astronomy around the age of 10 when he saw his first comet (Ikeya-Seki 1965f). He wanted to be a professional Astronomer but other things in life got in the way. He has pursed Astronomy as a hobby and has discovered a Supernova (in M51) and observed over 389 Comets. He has a meteorite collection of over 2000 specimens. He has several telescopes that he uses for Astrophotography.
Jerry will talk about his adventures in Astronomy in the southern hemisphere. This past year he spent 11 weeks as the Resident Astronomer at Sossusvlie Desert Lodge in Namibia Africa. He will be showing Astrophotographs of the Southern skies. He will also show photos of the varieties of wildlife encountered during his visit. Please join us for this very interesting an informative talk.
Astronomy Club events & meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information on the club go to atlantaastronomy.org
(We'll have a few 'Sons of Mokil' shirts with us for you to purchase, cash only...)
Even if he does not have a shirt, bring them on out for this gathering of brotherhood