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

  Dec 3rd
  1st Wednesday
  7pm - 9pm

Discovering the
Solar System:
Rosetta and New Horizons
by Mark Graybill

In August 2014 the Rosetta space probe became the first man-made object to orbit a comet, where it will follow the comet through its closest approach to the Sun in August 2015. Also in 2015, the New Horizons probe will be the first craft to provide a close look at Pluto. Together they will provide a flood of new data that will revolutionize our understanding of the solar system. Learn about what we know now and how these two technically challenging missions are poised to change our views forever.

 
  Jan 7th
  1st Wednesday
  7pm - 9pm

Astrobiology
by Barry Rice, Ph.D.
Professor, Astronomy
Sierra College

Barry will be presenting on some aspects of Astrobiology. This exciting new field explores aspects of life in our universe. Instead of talking about some of the more conventional topics we are used to seeing in astronomy documentaries, Prof. Rice will be looking at the possibility that aliens species might have actually contacted the planet Earth. For those who want to read up before the discussion, your reading assignment will be to research the Fermi Paradox. Or…you can just wait until the talk!

 
Feb 4th 1st Wednesday  7pm - 9pm  To be announced
Mar 4th 1st Wednesday  7pm - 9pm  To be announced
Apr 1st 1st Wednesday  7pm - 9pm  To be announced
May 6th 1st Wednesday  7pm - 9pm  To be announced
Sep 2nd 1st Wednesday  7pm - 9pm  To be announced
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Nov 4th 1st Wednesday  7pm - 9pm  To be announced
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