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A Half Century of Cosmic Spectacles: My Personal Top-10 List

When:
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8:00 PM
Where:
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA  
Category:
Monthly Meeting
Registration is not Required
Our guest speaker for the evening is Rich Sanderson, former Curator of Physical Science at the Springfield Science Museum. As an individual very knowledgeable in the field of astronomy, Rich had the fortune to be able to travel and experience many astronomically fascinating events. He has narrowed his reflections from a span of 50 year to a list of 10 unforgettable events. Rich will reconstruct the details of what made each event spectacular and memorable.

Richard Sanderson recently retired from a 19-year tenure as Curator of Physical Science at the Springfield Science Museum in Massachusetts, where he managed the Museum’s observatory and Seymour Planetarium. Specializing in astronomy education and historical astronomy, he wrote a newspaper column for many years and has been published in various astronomy magazines and journals. Together with Phil Harrington, he co-authored the 2006 book, Illustrated Timeline of the Universe. Rich has been a member of the Springfield Stars Club since 1973.


Please join us for a pre-meeting dinner discussion at House of Chang, 282 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA at 6:00pm before the meeting.