Membership Meeting

Membership Meeting

Carnegie Science Center

April (18th) and May (16th), the
meeting dates are also “3rd,” Fridays, as is the February (15th) meeting date.
These dates were selected in respect to moon phase and star party date
selection. March Meeting is the 14th.

As per Ann, about the March 14 Meeting Program:Friday, March 14, at 7:30 PM in the Carnegie Science Center main auditorium the AAAP is pleased to present Professor Arthur Kosowsky, speaking on “Near Earth Objects: Addressing the Danger.”

Dr. Kosowsky of Pitt, will discuss Near Earth Objects, or NEOs, the asteroids and comets that swing by Earth’s neighborhood; current programs to detect them; impact probabilities; and what to do if we see one heading for us!

He’ll also briefly discuss the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and how it will help in the asteroid detection effort. This telescope is to be built in Northern Chile and is scheduled to go online in 2014. Dr. Kosowsky says it “really is quite an amazing telescope, easily the most ambitious ever built.”

There is a Pittsburgh connection! Pitt, CMU, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are part of the consortium building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and Pittsburgh is expected to play a major role in analyzing the data coming from the telescope.

Come out and hear what Pittsburghers are doing to save Earth!

AND there will be snacks.