Ryerson Astronomical Society

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Anyone in the University community is welcome at RAS meetings, which are held on Mondays at 8pm in Ryerson 358. If Ryerson is locked, enter through the south door of Eckhart and cross over to Ryerson on the second floor. There is observing after meetings if weather permits.

This schedule is subject to revision if the need arises; all changes will posted to the astro mailing list. Full abstracts of upcoming talks are also sent to this list a few days before hand.

RAS MEETING SCHEDULE AUTUMN 2005
WeekDateSpeakerTitle
1st26 septNO MEETING
2nd03 octofficersWelcome, introductions, about the club, tour of observatory, etc.
3rd10 octDorothea Samtleben [F]Observations of polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation
4th17 octKatie de Boer [R]Intro to radio astronomy
5th24 octMelinda Morang [R]Cosmic gamma rays
6th31 octNO MEETING
7th07 novPeter Vandervoort [F]Dutch Scientists in the Age of Galileo and Newton
8th14 novKara Schoonmaker [R]Everything you wanted to know about Astrology but were afraid to ask
9th21 novSteven Lucy [R]Observing asteroids and submitting data to the IAU's Minor Planet Center
10th28 novTBATBA
FIN05 decNO MEETING

RAS MEETING SCHEDULE WINTER 2006
WeekDateSpeakerTitle
1st02 janNO MEETING
2nd09 janJulia Rasmussen [R]Experimental Dark Matter Detection using bubble chambers
3rd16 janNO MEETING -- DR. MLK JR. DAY
4th23 janKatie de Boer [R]Carl Sagan
5th30 janTim Donaghy [G]The Biggest Bang since the Big One (Gamma Ray Bursts)
6th06 febSteven Lucy [R]A short history of the distance to the sun
7th13 febEduardo Rozo [G]Gravitational Lensing
8th20 febBob Fisher [F]The Role of Turbulence in Star Formation
9th27 febMelinda Morang + Jess Millar[R]Holst's The Planets
10th06 marMOVIE NIGHT -- LOCATION TBA
FIN13 marNO MEETING

RAS MEETING SCHEDULE SPRING 2006
WeekDateSpeakerTitle
1st27 marNO MEETING
2nd03 aprSteven Lucy [R]Beginner's Guide to Practical Astronomy
3rd10 aprDean W. Armstrong [R]Interplanetary Dust
4th17 aprTBAYerkes Observatory
5th24 aprAndy Puckett [G]Distant Minor Planets in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
6th01 mayDon York [F]Xian: A Detector Astronomical Transients
7th08 mayNathan Hearn [F]Galaxy Collisions: Structure Evolution and Star Formation
8th15 mayKatie de Boer [R]Black holes and the information paradox [cancelled]
9th22 mayFabian Schmidt [G]The mystery of cosmic rays
10th29 mayMOVIE NIGHT -- LOCATION TBA
FIN5 junNO MEETING

[R] = RAS member, [U] = other undergrad, [F] = faculty/postoc, [G] = grad student, [O] = other

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