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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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Sep 6th
1st Wednesday
7pm - 9pm

Cassini Discoveries
Mission to Saturn
by Al Stahler

Kitchen chemistry - mixing & sorting, freezing & thawing, steaming, roasting, microwaving - great fun, but there's a limit to how large you can run your experiments.

In the planets - especially the gas giants - nature runs experiments for us.  We can watch the results with telescopes, or send spacecraft to observe close-up.

After a decade of observing Saturn from orbit, the Cassini spacecraft will dive into the ringed planet's atmosphere this fall.  Al Stahler will talk about the mission, and the upcoming dive.


Oct 4th
1st Wednesday
7pm - 9pm

Leonhard Euler
Blind Mathematician or
Life Long Astronomer
by Dan St.John

Without dissent Euler is by far the most prolific and influential mathematician in history. But, you may be surprised to learn that he was a life long astronomer from his early years at the St. Petersburg Observatory to his discussions the day he died, on the orbit of the newly discovered planet Uranus. During his life Euler applied his amazing intellect to the most pressing problems of the day. His pioneering work in Astronomy was recognized with six of the twelve prizes he won from the Paris Academy of Sciences.

In this lecture, Dan St. John will discuss the many contributions of Leonhard Euler to the field of Astronomy; reviewing along the way Euler's unparalleled contributions to the field of Mathematics and their effects on an amazing number of disciplines.


Nov 1st
1st Wednesday
7pm - 9pm

Aperture Fever
Build or Buy ???
by Bill Thomas and Lonnie Robinson

Details to follow  

Dec 6th
1st Wednesday
7pm - 9pm

               To be announced  

   Jan 3
  1st Wednesday
   7pm - 9pm

               To be announced  

   Feb 7
  1st Wednesday
   7pm - 9pm

               To be announced  

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