2017-2018 Lecture Schedule
Friday September 8 2017  Second Friday. Members' Night 7:30 PM
Friday October 6 2017   7:30 PM
Friday November 3 2017   7:30 PM
Friday December 1 2017  Official Annual Meeting 7:30 PM
Friday January 12 2018  Second Friday 7:30 PM
Friday February 2 2018   7:30 PM
Friday March 2 2018   7:30 PM
Friday April 6 2018   7:30 PM
Friday May 4 2018   7:30 PM
Friday June 1 2018   7:30 PM

Our lectures are held in Lienhard Hall, in the Pleasantville Campus of Pace University.

The best entrance to Lienhard Hall is from the parking lot on the west side of the building. see this map for detailed instructions.

Come at 7 PM to meet and chat with fellow club members.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

April 6 Meeting & Lecture

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 7:30pm

Carter Emmart

Director of Astrovisualization, American Museum of Natural History

7:30 pm. Lienhard Hall, Pace University, Pleasantville. map

We are pleased to have as our April speaker Carter Emmart, who is probably the world's leading expert on using computer software to make detailed video imagery from digital astronomical  data.

Club Meeting January 12, 2018: The Antikythera Mechanism

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 7:30pm

3rd floor lecture room, Lienhard Hall, Pace University

David Mestre, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer built to predict astronomical events. It was recovered in 1900 from the Antikythera wreck, a roman shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. David Mestre, Director of the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, presents the fascinating tale of the Antikythera Mechanism’s discovery and its fiendishly clever inner workings. A tale over 2000 years in the making!

Club Meeting September 8th, 7:30 pm

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

Our next meeting is the famous "Members' Night" with presentations by fellow WAA members. This is one of our most popular events. Don't miss it! If you want to make a presentation, and we encourage you to do so, please email waa-programs@westchesterastronomers.org. The meeting will take place at the usual spot: the 3rd floor lecture room at Lienhard Hall, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY. MAP

Club Lecture Friday May 5th

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:30pm

Cassini: A 20-Year Voyage

Andy Poniros, NASA Solar System Ambassador

Due to the amount of fuel that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has in reserve, the Cassini mission will end on Sept 15th with the spacecraft plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, sending back valuable data bask to the Earth, and eventually succumbing to Saturn’s the intense atmospheric pressure to become part of the planet.


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