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NC Astronomers Meets
At the Madelyn Helling Library
Community Room
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, CA 95959

  May 7th
  1st Wednesday
  7pm - 9pm

The Earth and the Early Moon

by David Buchla

Dave's presentation will focus on how our earth and moon formed and the early history of the moon. We will begin with a brief survey of the formation of the solar system from the solar nebula and why the earth has certain properties that differ from the moon (such as density). To better understand the moon's history, it is helpful to review the events that led up to the cataclysmic impact of a Mars size or larger body that struck the young earth. Clues about the materials and the condensation of bodies in the early solar system are obtained in meteorites, particularly the carbonaceous chondrites. The moon's appearance today was determined by volcanism and cratering; these events have been divided into six major periods, which are defined by specific events. Samples of some meteorites and "moon-like" rocks will be passed around. Some of the latest data from GRAIL and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) are discussed.

 
  Sept 3rd
  1st Wednesday
  7pm - 9pm

Telescope Navigation
and Tracking

by Tom Osypowski
Lonnie Robinson
Bill Thomas

Equatorial Platforms to GoTo's

Equipment new Dob owners might consider to get the most enjoyment out of their scopes.

 
Oct 1st 1st Wednesday  7pm - 9pm  To be announced
Nov 5th 1st Wednesday  7pm - 9pm  To be announced
Dec 3rd 1st Wednesday  7pm - 9pm  To be announced
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