[Cosmic-Explorations] Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society Meeting this Friday - ONLINE

Shaner, Andrew Shaner at lpi.usra.edu
Wed May 6 18:06:29 CDT 2020

Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society Meeting -- ONLINE

The May meeting of the JSCAS will be held ONLINE, this Friday, May 8th at 7:30 pm, on YouTube.  (See below.)  This month's Speaker will be Dr. Brandon Reddell who will discuss 'Astrophysics Using the ISS: An overview of the AMS and NICER experiments.'  Tune in and join us and learn about these amazing Low Earth Orbit experiments!

Brandon currently works in the International Space Station Research Integration Office helping investigators in getting their research onto the ISS platform.  Previously he spent over 15 years working ionizing radiation environments and effects for various NASA missions.  He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Houston and an MS in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University with his interests being in high energy physics and space physics. Brandon enjoys amateur astronomy and is a member of JSCAS.  He occasionally teaches physics and astronomy at UHCL.

The meeting can be accessed by going to the JSCAS YouTube Channel at the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf1NUQVpZ8mB2h5JFVra_tg   To submit questions for our presenters during the meeting, please either enter your questions as a YouTube comment (if you have an account that will allow doing so) or send your questions to jscaslive at gmail.com<mailto:jscaslive at gmail.com>

Here is the meeting agenda:
Welcome - Doug Holland
Presentation - Astrophysics Using the ISS: An overview of the AMS and NICER experiments - Brandon Reddell
Star Party News - David Haviland
DIY Astronomy -
Rigging for Remote Imaging - Chris Wells & Treavor Quinn
DIY Astronomical Spectroscopy - Doug Holland
Members Minute - Recollections of James Peebles, 2019 Nobel Laureate in Physics for advances in physical cosmology - Jerry Campbell

JSCAS is open to anyone who wants to learn about astronomy and membership is FREE!  (It's the best offer money can't buy!)  After joining, you'll have access to our amazing Astronomy DVD Library with 100's of choices to learn from (from Astronomy Magazine, NASA, The Great Courses, Discovery Channel, etc.).  Our meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30 pm in the lecture hall of The Lunar & Planetary Institute. (3600 Bay Area Blvd. at Middlebrook Dr., aka USRA Bldg.)  For more info, see our website at jscas.net

Note to all those who have borrowed DVDs from the JSCAS Media Library: Please hold your borrowed DVDs until the next meeting at the Lunar & Planetary Institute.
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