July Meeting of the Forsyth Astronomical Society 7/25

The Forsyth Astronomical Society will host their next monthly meeting on July 25th at 7:30 PM at Kaleideum (formerly Sciworks) in Winston-Salem. The program for this month is titled:

The Eclipse: Science, History and Spirituality

The presentation, by Roy Dorone, the society’s vice-president and associate professor of History at Winston-Salem State University, looks at some of the most scientifically important eclipses and at the evolution of human understanding of one of the most exciting astronomical phenomena. We will discuss the different perceptions of eclipses and what they meant, and continue to mean, for societies around the world.

Following the presentation portion, we will have a brief business/planning meeting and as always, there will be an informal social gathering 30 minutes or so before the meeting. All meetings are open to the public, free of charge and all are welcome. Hope to see you there.

Young Astronomers Newsletter July 2017

The Young Astronomers Newsletter

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The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 25 Number 7 July 2017

By Bob Patsiga

 

 

In this month’s edition of the newsletter Bob discusses:

  • NASA’s plans to send a probe to our sun mid next year.
  • A third detection of gravity waves by LIGO.
  • New moons found orbiting our solar system’s largest planetary body.
  • Some interesting information concerning rate of star formation in ours other galaxies.
  • Information about whether or not there is water in any appreciable quantities on Mars.
  • Astronomical birthdays for the month of July.
  • Celestial happenings, Moon phases, planets and even a meteor shower.
  • A facts section on the upcoming eclipse is August 21st.