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

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   Nov 6
  1st Wednesday
   7pm - 9pm

Neutrinos - the REAL God Particle?

Dan St. John

Dan will circumnavigate the Neutrino, from its theoretical conception to its detection with a discussion, a long the way, of its many unusual characteristics!


   Dec 4
  1st Wednesday
   7pm - 9pm

Ancient Astronomy

Prehistoric to the Renaissance

David Buchla

David will discuss the history of astronomy starting with stone circles and tracing developments in various parts of the world. The talk will be illustrated with many of his own slides including Stonehenge and Almendres Cromlech (the oldest stone circle in Europe) and the Ancient Observatory in Beijing.  The talk will cover the astronomy of early Babylonians, ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and the Chinese and more and end with a short discussion of the Renaissance astronomers up to the telescope.


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