“Observing Extrasolar Planet Transits with Small Aperture Telescopes”

AAA Lecture Series[masked]
http://www.aaa.org/lectures1314

The Amateur Astronomers Association is proud to present an astronomy lecture series from October through May each year for our members and the public. Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission to the lecture is free, and no reservations or tickets are required. The lectures are held at the Kaufmann Theater of the American Museum of Natural History, on Central Park West between 77th and 81st streets. Please use the 77th Street entrance. Lectures begin at 6:15 p.m. and run to 8:00 p.m.

Meetup friends will group up in the 4th and 5th rows on house right. Afterwards, we'll go across the street to Shake Shack for a burger and a beer!

Friday, November 1, 2013
John Gianforte
Blue Sky Observatory, Durham, NH
“Observing extrasolar planet transits with small aperture telescopes”

Friday, December 6, 2013
Jeremiah Ostriker
Columbia Univ.
“Heart of Darkness”

Friday, January 3, 2014
Robert Nemiroff
Michigan Tech.
"2013 Astronomy Picture of the Day"

Friday, February 7, 2014
Hector Arce
Yale Univ.
“A closer look at star and planet formation”

Friday, March 7, 2014
Alan Calder
SUNY Stony Brook
"Cosmic Candle Making with Type Ia Supernovae"

Friday, April 4, 2014
Kyle Cranmer
New York University
“The discovery of the Higgs boson and our evolving picture of the Universe"

Friday, May 2, 2014
Claudio Maccone
International Academy of Astronautics, Torino, Italy
"SETI, Evolution and Human History"

Join or login to comment.

  • Kristina W.

    Interesting topic for anyone interested in observing planetary transits on there own. Planethunters.org and some of other websites mentioned was interesting too. Anyone could verify a planet if they wanted to, if they have the equipment.

    November 5, 2013

  • guitarhunter

    Hey London Girl, I didn't even get your name!

    Otherwise this presentation was an eye-opener in that you CAN observe planets transiting other stars with backyard telescopes. Well, at least something a few notches above one you can get at ToysRUs.

    November 1, 2013

  • guitarhunter

    Hey London Girl, I didn't even get your name!

    Otherwise this presentation was an eye-opener in that you CAN observe planets transiting other stars with backyard telescopes. Well, at least something a few notches above one you can get at ToysRUs.

    November 1, 2013

  • teko

    Is there a stargazing event this Tuesday at the High Line? i thought i saw that somewhere. Thanks.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • John

    Just curious, but is the title “Observing Extrasolar Planet Transits with Small Aperture Telescopes” supposed to be suggesting that's actually possible? And that's presumably ground-based, through the atmosphere? Forgive my skepticism, but sounds slightly (no more than a few tens of parsecs:) far-fetched. Is there maybe a website where the apparatus and technique is explained? Thanks.

    2 · October 23, 2013

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Henry

I decided to start Reno Motorcycle Riders Group because I wanted to be part of a group of people who enjoyed my passion... I was excited and nervous. Our group has grown by leaps and bounds. I never thought it would be this big.

Henry, started Reno Motorcycle Riders

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy