Title of talk:

A Simple Sampling of Solar System Stones


Presented by:

Clyde Simpson, Observatory Coordinator, Department of Astronomy,
Cleveland Museum of Natural History

 

 


Sponsored by:

Astronomy Club of Akron, Inc.

 

 

Where?

KIWANIS CIVIC CENTER   Click for Map & Directions
725 Portage Lakes Dr
Akron, OH  44319

 

 

When?

Friday February 26 2010 at 8:00PM

 

 

Who can attend?

Anyone!  Absolutely free and open to the public

   

Abstract:

Clyde is bringing some meteorites from the collection housed at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History; as well as some sample rock material typical of other planetary surfaces. Clyde will lecture on the composition of each in a very entertaining and informative talk as only he can provide. You will learn a great deal and enjoy this presentation.

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Bio:

Clyde Simpson (B.A., Geology, Cleveland State University) is Observatory Coordinator of the Ralph Mueller Observatory at the CMNH and has been a member of the Astronomy Department since 1984. Clyde teaches astronomy and geology classes in the planetarium and Museum galleries and maintains the observatory with its 10" Warner & Swasey refracting telescope built in Cleveland in 1899. He leads field trips of astronomical interest, including several to view total eclipses of the Sun, and monitors sunspots on a daily basis for the American Association of Variable Star Observers.

 

 

 

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