Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
In astronomy, people often ask questions like “how bright” or “how far” or “how old” when talking about stars and other deep sky objects. Today it is possible for amateur astronomers to find answers to these questions from observations using modest equipment. Amateurs can do real backyard science from detection of exoplanets to estimating the age of star clusters and more. Note: Jerry Oltion’s lecture on Unusual Telescopes has been postponed.