Meeting

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A STAR meeting.

STAR March Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft
United States
Date: 
March 5, 2015

The speaker for our March meeting will be Professor William Gutsch, whose presentation is titled "Understanding, Stalking, and Shooting the Northern Lights."  Professor Gutsch will describe how solar flares, coronal holes, and coronal mass ejections interact with the earth's magnetic field to produce northern lights.  He will present his images from a recent visit to the arctic, and provide information about places and times to view the northern lights.

STAR February Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum
United States
Date: 
February 5, 2015

STAR member Dave Britz will present a talk on the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory.  The lab employs a rotating furnace to make mirrors as large as 8.4 meters, with focal ratios of f/1.25 to f/1.14.

Winter Social Club Meeting

Location

Gallagher house
United States
Date: 
January 9, 2015

The January STAR meeting will be held Friday, January 9 at the home of Kevin Gallagher, from 7 to 10:30 pm.  The meeting will be our winter social event.  Kevin and Donna will provide refreshnents, so they need to know in advance who will attend.  The Gallaghers' address is 37 Green Tree Ter, Lincroft 07738.

December Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft, NJ
United States
Date: 
December 4, 2014

STAR will meet December 4 at 8 pm.  Our speaker will be STAR member Ken Legal, who will present “The H-R Diagram and Interesting Star Facts.” The famous Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagram contains a lot more information than first meets the eye. This talk will include a brief history about how the H-R diagram came to be, then continue on to explain why it is so valuable a tool to astronomers.

November STAR Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft, NJ
United States
Date: 
November 6, 2014

STAR will meet Thursday, November 6 at 8 p.m. at Monmouth Museum.  The speaker will be Dr. Steve Walters, who will present “Needle in a Haystack: The Search for 1A Supernova.” Steve will explain what a class 1A Supernova (SN) is, why astronomers yearn to find them, the procedure for locating them, and why they are hard to find. He will discuss the role of amateurs, professionals, and software in finding them.

October Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft, NJ
United States
Date: 
October 2, 2014

S*T*A*R will meet Thursday, October 2 at Monmouth Museum. The speaker will be S*T*A*R member Gordon Waite of Waite Engineering, who will talk about the new generation of super-fast amateur telescopes (down to f/3), including his new "Renegade" Line. Gordon will also be updating the club on the reconfiguration of the 25" telescope. Stephen Rich has received his shipment of the Observer's Handbook. Those who ordered the handbook should bring $27 to the meeting.

S*T*A*R September Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft
United States
Date: 
September 4, 2014

 S*T*A*R will meet at Monmouth Museum at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 4.  The speaker will be Kevin  Conod from Star Ledger, whose talk is titled “Glass Giants: The Biggest Telescopes in the World.”

STAR June meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft, NJ
United States
Date: 
June 5, 2014

 The June meeting of STAR will be held Thursday June 5 at 8 pm at Monmouth Museum.  This will be the annual business meeting, at which board members will be elected.  There will be no speaker.

May Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum Lincroft, NJ
United States
Date: 
May 1, 2014

 The next meeting of S*T*A*R will be held on Thursday, May 1 at 8 p.m. at Monmouth Museum. Our speaker will be STAR member Sarbmeet Kanwal, who will discuss what has been learned about the large-scale structure of the universe from the recent Red Shift Galaxy Surveys and the CMB surveys. He will show results of simulations of how our universe could have evolved into clusters of galaxies following the big bang.

S*T*A*R Monthly Meeting

Location

Monmouth Museum
Brookdale Community College Campus
Lincroft, NJ 07738
United States
Date: 
April 3, 2014

We hope that you'll be able to join us for our S*T*A*R monthly meeting on Thursday Night April 3rd at 8:00 PM. Our guest speaker will be the well known professional astronomer, Dr. Jerry Sellwood from Rutgers University. His talk will be on:"Spirals in Galaxies"

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