TriStar 2016 Astronomy Events for You

7 pm Friday, March 4:  Dr. Miller, guest speaker

9 am to 5 pm Saturday, March 5: TriStar

From the Cline Observatory website:

Screen shot 2016-02-29 at 4.19.46 PMThe Triad Starfest, *Tri*Star* for short, is a gathering of astronomers of all types, from novice to professional, for a full day of presentations, displays, and observing. The event allows astronomy enthusiasts to share ideas, learn about a range of astronomical topics, get together with old friends, and make new ones. The event will draw astronomers from North Carolina and surrounding states.

*Tri*Star* 2016 will be held on Saturday, 5 March, beginning at  8:30 a.m. in the Percy H. Sears Applied Technologies Center on the campus of Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC.

In addition to a series of speakers scheduled throughout the day,

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A speaker at an earlier TriStar, 2009 I think.

there will be a wide range of astronomical displays, assorted astronomy-related vendors, prize drawings, “how-to” help for astronomy beginners, an astroimaging contest, and daytime and nighttime observing sessions (weather permitting).  The afternoon session of TriStar 2016 has been designated the “Asteroid Afternoon” – with presentations by two noted astronomers who search for small bodies in our solar system.

Friday, 4 March 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Patrick Miller, Hardin-Simmons University, visiting AAS Shapley Lecturer
Asteroid Threats to Earth:  How You Can Make Discoveries!

Meet the speaker before the talk – 6:15 p.m. reception for observatory donors and volunteers in the classroom adjacent to the AT Auditorium.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Morning Presentations

9:30 a.m.  Peter Prendergast, MD
Robotic Observing:  Challenging Established Dogma

11:00 a.m.  Brad Barlow, High Point University
The Influence of Planets and Brown Dwarfs on Late Stellar Evolution

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“Kepler” came to visit one year.  Was that around 1620?

Asteroid Afternoon

2:00 p.m.  Patrick Miller, Hardin-Simmons University
Debris Fields in the Solar System

3:30 p.m.  Michael Solontoi, Lynchburg College
Killer Death Rocks from Outer Space!


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