APOD Lectures in early January 2018 in NYC and DC

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APOD Lectures in early January 2018 in NYC and DC

Postby RJN » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:47 am

​There are currently two APOD presentations that will occur in early January. Both events are free and open to the public. ​The level of the lectures is appropriate for all audiences, including children and people who are just really interested in science and space.

​New York City on Friday, 2018 January 5

The first APOD "Best Space Images of 2017 and All Time" lecture will be given by APOD editor Robert Nemiroff at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) at the invitation of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. This presentation will be in the Kaufmann Theater, will begin at 6:15 and end at 8:00 p.m. The AMNH is on Central Park West between 77th and 81st streets, but please use the 77th Street entrance. Details can be found here:
http://www.aaa.org/lectures/lecture-series-2017-2018/


Washington DC on Tuesday, 2018 January 9

Two back-to-back APOD lectures will be given by both APOD editors Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell on Tuesday, January 9 from 7 - 9 pm. It turns out they know each other! (Although they rarely appear together.) These lectures will occur in the large Potomac D Room of the Gaylord Convention Center at the National Harbor near Washington, DC. The official address is 201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Although these lectures are held in conjunction with the entrance fee-based American Astronomical Society (AAS)'s Winter meeting, APOD has been given special permission to make this session free and open to the public. APOD also invites the public to bring their best space questions, as the APOD editors as well as members of AAS will try to field reasonable questions on any astronomy-related topic, including, for example, black holes, gravitational waves, and supernovas. (Note the room is actually Potomac D ["Dee"].)

A third presentation may occur in the Philadelphia area on Saturday, 2018 January 6, but the details have yet to be worked out. This post may be edited as additional information becomes available.

RHWamp

Re: APOD Lectures in early January 2018 in NYC and DC

Postby RHWamp » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 pm

For those of us on the west coast, would it be possible to arrange for C-SPAN to tape one of the Washington DC lectures?

ecoles

Re: APOD Lectures in early January 2018 in NYC and DC

Postby ecoles » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:04 pm

We would love to one or both of you come to the Chicago area and give one of the APOD lectures. We have a number of very active astronomy groups, and, middle school and high school STEM clubs that would be more than interested. I could guarantee a great turnout. And if you need any help on the ground to organize an event, I would be happy to help.

Eric Coles :-)

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Re: APOD Lectures in early January 2018 in NYC and DC

Postby MakarandBidwai » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:39 pm

Ditto here for Chicago area APOD lectures. You can reach me at 219.256.1800 or via CosmicAcademy.Net, iCUBE.GURU, or iCUBEmPOWERS.iNFO.

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Re: APOD Lectures in early January 2018 in NYC and DC

Postby RJN » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:47 pm

Thanks for the Chicago invitations! I have now contacted one of the above commenters about a possible APOD presentation in or near Chicago near the start of 2019 (as it is too late to organize an event near the start of 2018). Things look promising!

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Re: APOD Lectures in early January 2018 in NYC and DC

Postby compscicurious » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:19 pm

RHWamp wrote:For those of us on the west coast, would it be possible to arrange for C-SPAN to tape one of the Washington DC lectures?
or the NASA channel (for those who used to have it on cable, but can now see it on the internet).


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