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Astronomy Meeting at BCC (Bergen County College) Sat Nov 5

27 Sep 2016 3:49 PM | Anonymous

The BCC Astronomy fall meeting will be on Saturday November 5th 2:00 pm  at Bergen Community College.

Register by contacting Paul Griffo at pgriffo@bergen.edu or 201-493-3571

This year we will have two great speakers:

Harold C. Connolly Jr. Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Geology and Professor at Rowan University, who is a Co-Investigator and the Mission Sample Scientist for OSIRIS-REx sample and return mission to asteroid Bennu.

John Spencer Ph. D. who is an Institute Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder Colorado.  His talk is called "Pluto at One Year - What We Know Now ". He has served on the science teams of the Galileo Jupiter Orbiter, the Cassini Saturn Orbiter, and the new NASA Europa mission, and is deputy project scientist on the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

2:00 pm   Solar telescope viewing.

3:00-6:00 pm    Presentations on Asteroids (Dr. Harold Connolly Jr) and Pluto  (Dr. John Spenser)

6:00-7:30 pm   A light dinner will be served.

7:30 pm           An evening of astronomical observations with the Bergen Emil Buehler Trust Observatory 16" telescopes,  weather permittin.

Poster with info here:   BCC-mtgposter1016.pdf

Register by contacting Paul Griffo at pgriffo@bergen.edu or 201-493-3571


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