September 8, 2017 Monthly Meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Feature Presentation: Quarks, Strings and Science Outreach for a Better Future by Dr. Patrick Cooper, Phd.

The 7:30 PM, September 8, AAAP Monthly Meeting will feature a talk titled: Quarks, Strings and Science Outreach for a Better Future by Dr. Patrick Cooper, Phd. assistant professor of physics, Duquesne University and co-founder of Community Forge . Dr. Cooper’s presentation will delve into his research which discusses the problem of understanding the mathematics behind the strong nuclear force, as well as studying aspects of string theory, potentially relevant to particle physics well below the scale of quantum gravity. After the science chat, he will move on to the important topic of science outreach in Pittsburgh where he will discuss his student’s recent eclipse trip, and current project of building a community center in Wilkinsburg to bring astronomy and science education to underserved communities.

Note the meeting will be on the regular night at the regular time but in a different location, the Wolfe Lecture Hall in the Bayer Science Building on the Duquesne University Campus, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282.  Google map  Bayer Hall is next to Mellon Hall on Bluff Street,  #17 on campus map.  Duquesne University Map   After 3PM on Fridays there is No Permit needed to park on campus. After 6PM street parking on campus is free. There is the Forbes Garage, #34 on the map, diagonally across campus, that charges a flat rate of $6.

Stay for the business meeting to hear reports with AAAP current activities and plans for more and observing tips for the month from John Holtz. In a Special Report:  AAAP’s Jim Surman will give a presentation on the Veteran’s Astronomy Project with  the Aspinwall VA Hospital.

Come out and see your AAAP friends and make new ones at this opportunity to hear an informative astronomy talk and hear about club activities. We have the room as early as 7PM, so arrive early and have some time to visit with others. The meeting free and open to the public. Updates here and on AAAP’s Facebook Page.

Save the Dates:  Next AAAP Monthly Meeting is Friday, October 6, 2017, Carnegie Science Center. The Annual Joint AAAP-SSP Meeting is Wednesday, October 11. 2017 at Duquesne University. Note in each of these cases these meetings are occurring a week earlier than usual.

 AAAP Observatory Star Party Schedules Downloads (2017) and Star Party Dates

2017 Wagman Observatory Schedule Remaining Dates: Sep 9 & 23; Oct 7 & 28; Nov4

2017 Mingo Creek Park Observatory Schedule   Remaining Dates: Sep 15 & 16; Oct 14 & 28; Nov 11

2018 Wagman and Mingo Star Party Dates

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