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The Astronomical Society of Southern New England is a non-profit association of amateur astronomers who serve Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts with educational outreach programs at schools and local venues as well as public viewing, including Waterfire Providence and operating the observatory at UMass Dartmouth for public nights.
Our Next Observing Night at UMass Dartmouth will be on November 1 2014 at 7:00 PM
October 11 at 6:00 PM will be our Annual Open House
Our Guest Speaker will be
Professor ALAN HIRSHFELD
who will introduce his latest book:
"Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe"
In 1929, Edwin Hubble announced the greatest discovery in the history of astronomy since Galileo first turned a telescope to the heavens. The galaxies, previously believed to float serenely in the void, are in fact hurtling apart at an incredible speed: the universe is expanding. This stunning discovery was the culmination of a decades-long arc of scientific and technical advancement. In its shadow lies an untold, yet equally fascinating, backstory whose cast of characters illuminates the gritty, hard-won nature of scientific progress.
“A masterful balance of science, history and rich narrative.”—Discover magazine (“Top 5 Summer Read”)
Weather permitting, we will have telescopes in the field for viewing!
EVENT BEGINS AT 6:00 PM
|Group Observing Sessions||Public Outreach Events||Stellafane||Annual Club Cookout|
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