RAS Meeting Notes
These are the notes from the most recent meeting, which contain our most recent plans and announcements.
Here are your (late, as usual) meeting minutes:
Monday: Mark Cohen gave a talk on the Bullet Cluster and evidence for dark matter. It was pretty neat, so if you didn't make it, you missed out.
Wednesday: The sky is looking good, and we'll be hosting our regular observation from 8:30 - 10:30pm. Michael Cervia will be your skymaster for the night, so contact him with any questions.
This weekend: The Dark Sky Trip is happening this Saturday, November 14th. John will send a separate email about this. It will likely be cold, so dress warmly. More info to follow.
Next week: We are always looking for speakers for our weekly meetings, and we don't have one for next week! If you are interested in giving next week's talk shoot an email to Will Misener at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Later this quarter: We will be having a trip to Yerkes Observatory for RAS members, including an overnight stay. The current plan is to go from Wednesday-Thursday of 10th week (reading period), but if this doesn't work for people we may push the trip back into winter quarter.
The future: The time will soon be upon us to initiate new members -- the club requires members to attend semi-regularly for a quarter before becoming full members. Full members will have Ryerson building key-card access, access to the clubroom and roof, and will be eligible to run for positions on the officers-board. Keep this in mind when deciding how deeply involved you would like to be in RAS this quarter.
This Week in the Sky: Nothing huge this week, but it will be a nice time to view the Taurid meteor shower, which reaches its peak in coincidence with the new moon around Nov. 11-12. The new moon will help limit the amount of light pollution, allowing for better viewing. For more info, visit http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-november-6-14/
That's all for now, folks. let me know if you have any questions about things mentioned in our meetings, or about upcoming events. Have a great week!
Class of 2017