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July 7th CAS Meeting, 7 pm to 9 pm

July 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Ancient Astronomy

Bob Chevalier, UVA Astronomy Department

There is good evidence that ancient cultures recorded careful observations of astronomical phenomena spanning decades or centuries.  Their aim was finding regularities so that predictions of celestial events could be made.  The types of observation of interest were determined early in the society. The motivation for making observations was different from the case of modern astronomy.

After obtaining a BS degree in astronomy from Caltech and a Phd from Princeton, Chevalier joined the scientific staff at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson.  In 1979, he moved to the University of Virginia, where he is currently W.H. Vanderbilt Professor of Astronomy.  His research interests include supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, pulsar winds, and astrophysical shock waves.  He also maintains an interest in Archaeoastronomy.

Our July Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Arts Center (1119 5th St SW, 22902)

Any member who is two weeks past their final COVID shot is welcome to join us in person.  The meeting will also be Zoomed.

Last month we had a group meeting at the Timberwood Taphouse at 5th Street Station at 5:30 pm before the meeting.  If someone would like to take care of reservation for this, please let me know and I will send a google sign-up around.  Timberwood Taphouse is just a short drive from the Municipal Arts Center.

Members and Guests are Welcome!

Organizer – Steve Layman