Astronomy Club






   Monthly Meeting: All are invited to our next monthly general meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Tahoe Room in the Lake View Clubhouse. (PLEASE  NOTE THAT THIS MEETING IS TAKING PLACE ONE WEEK EARLIER THAN USUAL  DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.) The program is entitled "Craters, Impacts and Cataclysms".

In our short history on Earth, we have thrived and  multiplied - the successful (so far!) spawn of a dynamic and changing planet with a long resume of natural disasters. Some astrobiologists believe humankind owes its very existence to Earth's inherently violent evolution.

We have grown to the point where we can do something about our fate - namely, defensive action against asteroid impact - an advantage the dinosaurs did not have. Impact avoidance requires two things: (1) find it before it finds us, and (2) a decade head start. We have found only about 1% of the objects larger than 40m. Our  sky search is extremely limited.  During a century there is about 0.01% chance of a life altering 1km object striking Earth - about the same odds as dying in a plane crash. An impact is certain. When? We should be  concerned.


Star Party: We will meet on Saturday November 29, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.  A quarter moon and a rich Autumn sky await telescope viewing.We will meet at our usual location as noted below - watch your step, it's dark.

Info, 360-7726/772-1073





















       All residents and guests are invited to join us at the Star Party at the usual location on the east green belt, off Donny Circle, just south of Alliance Way. 


Contact: Stu @ 360-7726 or Jim @ 772-1073

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