We are a group of people in the Mid-Hudson Valley who are interested in Astronomy and Science. We hold monthly star parties at Lake Taghkanic State Park, and monthly presentations at SUNY New Paltz (both open to the public). We also participate in local education and outreach event -- our members are available to make presentations or arrange for public observations of the night sky or the sun and to help beginners learn how to get started in astronomy. When the weather allows, we set up telescopes on the Walkway Over the Hudson when they hold their Walkway At Night events.
Membership dues are $25 per year, which we use to support our activities, including insurance for our star parties. Members can borrow club telescopes or from our DVD collection and can participate in discussions on our Slack discussion channels at https://midhudsonastro.slack.com/ To become a member of the MHAA, go to http://join.midhudsonastro.org .
This lecture will use simple mathematical tools to compare the structure of our solar system and its planets with relations found in musical harmony and acoustics. Focusing on Johannes Kepler's Harmonies of the World of 1619 and some of his earlier work, including his laws of planetary motion, we will review his approach and thoughts about "the music of the spheres." We will then proceed to some original research and recent findings in this area.