Albany Area Amateur Astronomers’ meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at miSci in Schenectady (except in August, when we have a Star Party at the Landis Arboretum). The address and telephone number are:
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, New York, 12308
Note on May Meeting (5/18/2017)
The Muleskinner and the Stars
May’s speaker is Ron Voller, author of The Muleskinner and the Stars: The Life and Times of Milton La Salle Humason, Astronomer (Springer, 2016). The book tells the story of Milton La Salle Humason, part of the team that discovered cosmic expansion in the days of Edwin Hubble. “The story chronicles Humason’s life on Mount Wilson, from his first trip to the mountain to his days as a muleskinner, leading teams of mules hauling supplies to the summit during the construction of the observatory, and follows him through his extraordinary career in spectroscopy, working beside Edwin Hubble as the two helped to reconstruct our concept of the universe.”
This month’s meeting is on May 18th, 2017, at 7:30pm at the miSci. A few copies of the book will be for sale the meeting.
A Note On Meeting Cancellations during Winter Months:
Remember that bad weather may force a meeting cancellation. If the miSci Museum is closed, our meeting is canceled. Most of the local radio and television stations have on-line listings of closings, or check with the museum (518-382-7890). We will announce cancellations on the club and Rising Star Yahoo groups (astro_albany and risingstar), or you can call Alan at 518-374-8460.
Meetings and Star Parties Calendar
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