"Measuring The Stars" Presentation
Date: Thurs, Apr 26
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Location: Beban Social Complex
Everyone is welcome at the free regular meeting of the Nanaimo Astronomy Society. Come out and meet others like yourself who are curious to learn about the night sky.
This month's presentation is "Measuring the Stars." presented by Dr. Bill Weller.
Dr. Weller will explain how we go about finding the nature of stars, and how we can measure their temperature, mass, size and distance without ever leaving the Earth.
Dr. Weller received an Honours BSc in Physics and his PhD in Experimental Space Science from York University in Toronto in 1984. Following a brief stay at the David Dunlap Observatory in Toronto he moved to the Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory in La Serena Chile. There for 8 years he was responsible for the optical and mechanical performance of the telescopes, as well as conducting research on Planetary Nebulae, the late stages of stellar evolution. Following two years as Optical Scientist at the Gemini 8 Metre Telescopes, he moved to Vancouver Island where he taught Introductory Astronomy and Laboratory Physics at Malaspina University
Shop & Swap
Have extra equipment to sell or swap? Our members are welcome to bring their equipment to our Shop & Swap table where members and visitors can view and buy telescopes, eyepieces, binoculars and other equipment. Nanaimo Astronomy Society is not responsible for your purchases and offers no warranties.
This session is free, but donations for our outreach program gratefully accepted. Coffee, tea and cookies available for a modest donation.
Garland Coulson, "Captain Time"