||Cosmology Interest Group
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The Cosmology Interest Group is a
sub group of the Lincoln Hills Astronomy
Group. Meetings are in the form of a lecture or a
video series, focusing on some aspect of cosmology;
followed by a spirited discussion. There is no need
to be proficient in math or physics formulas.
We try to keep things as simple as
possible, so everyone can grasp the topic being
presented. This is a fun group with lots very smart
members to answer just about any questions you
may have about the cosmos. For more
information contact Morey Lewis at
Our Next Meeting
The Cosmology Interest Group (CIG)
typically meets at 6:45 on the third Monday of
each month. Currently the CIG is presenting the
course,"Introduction to Astrophysics". For class
information, see the meeting schedule below.
|January 17, 2022
How diffraction limits our ability to resolve detail and the ladder approach to finding the distance to objects, whether they are nearby or nearly at the edge of the visible universe.
|February 21, 2022
Kepler’s Laws of planetary motion, conservation of angular momentum, Kepler’s Law of Areas, and Kepler’s Law of Periods.
|March 21, 2022
Black holes, tidal forces, photons, and particles.
Comparative planetology and optical telescopes.
Radio & X-Ray Telescopes and the message in a spectrum.
|June 20, 2022
The properties of stars and planets around other stars.
|August 15, 2022
Why stars shine and simple stellar models.
White dwarves and when stars grow old.
|October 17, 2022
Supernovas, neutron stars and gravitational waves.
|November 21, 2022
The Milky Way, other galaxies, and dark matter.
No scheduled activity.