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 2007
WeekDateSpeakerTitle
1st24 SeptNO MEETING
2nd1 OctWelcoming Meeting
3rd8 OctMelinda Morang [R]50th anniversary of Sputnik
4th15 OctJulia Moriarty [U]Landing sites on Mars
5th22 OctVikram Dwarkadas [F]Cosmic Explosions
6rd29 OctKatie DeBoer [R]Carl Sagan
7th5 NovChris Thom [F]gas absorption
8th12 NovJoe Cottral [R]Private Spaceflight
9th19 NovCasey Smith [O]Telescope electronics
10th26 Nov50th anniv. remake of "The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays"
FIN3 DecNO MEETING

RAS MEETING SCHEDULE WINTER 2008
WeekDateSpeakerTitle
1st7 JanNO MEETING
2nd14 JanSteven LaRue [R]NRAO - National Radio Astronomy Observatory
3rd21 JanMLK day, NO MEETING
4th28 JanDon York [F]Hidden Galexies
5rd4 FebJean-Rene Gauthier [G]TBA - cosmology or dark matter
6th11 FebDean Armstrong [R]Light Pollution
7th18 FebKarl Norby [R]Astrobiology and Exobiology
8th25 FebMargaret Viola [U]The Astronaut Selection Process
9th3 MarAaron Ewall-Wice [R]The Soviet Moon Shot
10th10 MarVictoria Martin [O]A Painter's Astronomical Pallete: 2100 BCE to the 21st Century
FIN17 MarNO MEETING

RAS MEETING SCHEDULE SPRING 2008
Week #DateSpeakerSubject
131 JanNO MEETING
27 AprTom Crawford [F]Life in Antarctica
314 AprIsaac Wilhelm [R]Useful Black holes / officer elections
421 AprPeter Vandervoort [F]Chaos in Space, Catastrophe on Earth
528 AprLaszlo Frazer [R]History of Yerkes
65 MayMatt Browning [F]TBA (probably stars and magnetic fields)
712 MayMargaret Viola [U]Margaret's NASA JPL internship
819 MayMatt Szydagis [R]TBA (something about cosmology)
926 MayKenny Rudinger [R]The TRACER experiment (tour included)
102 JunMelinda Morang [R]Neutrinos and astrophysics: Fun with Ice!
FIN17 MarNO MEETING

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

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