STAR's December meeting will be our winter social meeting. Kevin Gallagher and his wife Donna have invited STAR members and spouses to their home on Friday, December 9 for an evening of food and socializing. This was a wonderful event last year that club members greatly enjoyed. Kevin and Donna ask that you make a contribution to the STAR observatory fund in lieu of a house gift.Please note that STAR will not meet on Thursday, December 1.
Club member Arturo Cisneros will present a talk on the detection of gravitational waves by LIGO. This was an event of great importance in cosmology and physics. Details of the collision of black holes that generated the signal, and the sensitivity of the detector are astonishing. Be sure to hear Arturo's talk.
STAR will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. The speaker will be Dr. Ashley Pagnotta, an observational astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, who will present "Stellar Explosions."