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JJ Hermes

Talks

Humanity's Quest To Put Eyes And Ears On Gravitational Waves

JJ will discuss gravitational waves, including recent discoveries and announcements.

Gabe Hart

Talks

Glass, Grit, Pitch, And Polish

Have you ever thought about trying your hand at telescope mirror making, or been curious what is involved? In this talk, Gabe will discuss his experience making a mirror and building a telescope. In addition to the actual telescope making process, he will also discuss the challenges and learning experience that went along with it, as well as how he made it into a school project.

Mike Gallagher

Mike can spend more time on his astronomy hobby now that he is retired. Saw the eclipse in Bryson City, NC. Looked in awe at the Milky Way from the Navajo Nation near Window Rock. Keeps trying to get an intuitive grasp on the expansion of the universe. Follows the Curiosity Rover in its amazing sojourn. Knows next to nothing about gardens.

Talks

Hints From Van Gogh On A Milky Way Garden

Let's dream up a garden here at the park with an impressionist flavor to share our sense of the beauty and excitement we find in the night sky. What flowers capture the essence of the Lagoon Nebula? What about open cluster M41? The Cygnus Rift? The black hole Sag A* at the middle of our galaxy? Where should the Perseus Arm go?