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Lincoln Hills Astronomy Group

Cosmology Interest Group

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The Cosmology Interest Group is a sub-group of the Lincoln
Hills Astronomy Group.  We meet to
to provide a forum for learning
discussing cosmology: the study of the origin, characteristics,
and fate of the
universe or universes.  The CIG provides an excellent
opportunity for those who
have an interest in astronomy/cosmology
to learn about, as well as to meet and discuss ideas
with others
having like interests.  Mathematics is purposely minimized and is
required to understand the concepts.

We usually meet on the third Monday of the month in
the Orchard Creek Fine Arts room at 6:45 PM.  But be sure to
check the schedule below for any changes or additions.

For more information contact Morey Lewis at

Our Next Meeting

Monday January 21, 2019
in the Orchard Creek Fine Arts
room at 6:45 PM.   Ed Miller continues his lecture series on Radio
Astronomy with:

Lecture #7 Tour of the Green Bank Observatory
    The Green Bank Observatory is located within the 13,000-acre
    National Radio Quiet Zone straddling the border of Virginia and West
    Virginia. Come tour this fascinating facility where astronomers
    discovered radiation belts around Jupiter, the black hole at the
    center of our galaxy, and the first known interstellar organic
    molecule, and began the search for extra-terrestrial life.

    Lecture #8 Tour of the Green Bank Telescope
    At 17 million pounds, and with more than 2,000 surface panels
that can be repositioned in real time, this telescope is one of the largest
moveable, land-based objects ever built. The dish could contain two
side-by-side football fields, but when its panels are brought into focus,
the surface has errors no larger than the thickness of a business
card.  Welcome to this rare insider's view. 

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January 21
#7 Tour of the Green Bank Observatory
#8 Tour of the Green Bank Telescope
February 18
#9 Hydrogen and the Structure of Galaxies
#10 Pulsars: Clocks in Space
March 18
#11 Pulsars and Gravity
#12 Pulsars and the 300-Foot Telescope
April 15
#13 The Big Bang: The Oldest Radio Waves
#14 H II Regions and the Birth of Stars
May 20
#15 Supernovas and the Death of Stars
#16 Radio Stars and Early Interferometers
June 17
#17 Radio Source Counts
#18 Active Galactic Nuclei and the VLA
July 15
No Activities
August 19
#19 A Telescope as Big as the Earth
#20 Galaxies and Their Gas
September 16
#21 Interstellar Molecular Clouds
#22 Star Formation and ALMA
#23 Interstellar Chemistry and Life
#24 The Future of Radio Astronomy
No Activities