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Green Bank Star Quest

 Optical "Star Party" & Conference

    June 26th - June 29th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Star Quest is a Production of the

Central Appalachian Astronomy Club

 

 2018

 

WEDNESDAY:

     “Fantastic Geologies

      and Where to Find Them"

       Caitlin Ahrens, U.A. Space & Planetary,

         Pluto Manager, Ph.D. Candidate

Caitlin is a graduate of West Virginia University with B.S. degrees in Geology and Physics with an emphasis in Astrophysics.   Her Ph.D. research at the University of Arkansas includes cryo-geology and spectroscopy of Pluto and also works as a consultant on Martian mineral spectroscopy. She is the manager of Pluto Lab at the WM Keck Laboratory for Planetary Simulations

      THURSDAY:

"Radio Astronomy: Observing The Invisible Universe "

Jay Lockman, Green Bank Telescope Principal Scientist

 FRIDAY:

"Fast Radio Bursts"

Duncan Lorimer,

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University

 SATURDAY:

"Roving Mars:

NASA's Search for Life on Ancient Mars "

Briony Horgan,

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,

Purdue University

 

 

 

 

STAR QUEST XV PRESENTERS AND TOPICS

for CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS

 

Caitlin Ahrens – "Topic to be Announced"

Maria Hamilton – "Topic to be Announced"

Tim Hamilton – "Topic to be Announced"

David Holden – “Meteorites 101”

Mark Kochte – "Topic to be Announced"

Brent Maynard "Astrophotography related topic to be announced"

Michael Rosolina – “Mars—The Challenge of Observing the Red Planet”

Bob Royce: 

         1. “The Rise of Modern Popular Culture and the Great Mars Hoax”

            2.  “Amassa Holcomb, America’s First Telescope Maker”

Michelle Shinn:  “The Dawn of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics -

                               Detection of a neutron star merger in NGC 4993"

John Taylor – "Topic to be Announced" 

Nate Tehrani – 1. “Build Your Own Mini Space Rover"

                           2.“Heliophysics”

GBO Staff "Radio Astronomy related topic to be announced"