ASKC General Meetings are held at the UMKC Volker Campus in Royall Hall, Room 111, on the fourth Saturday of each month — except September and December, when we hold our members-only picnic and holiday party.
The night begins with Astro 101, a small-classroom educational series on foundational astronomy topics, followed by a meet and greet with light refreshments served. The meeting includes club announcements followed by our featured speaker(s). All are free and open to ASKC members and the public. Check the Event Calendar for details.
- 6:00 pm Astro 101
- 6:30 pm Meet and Greet
- 7:00 pm General Meeting
This Month's General Meeting Details
- July 28, 2018
- Location: Royall Hall, UMKC
"The Unbelievable Story of the Universe - And Why We Can Believe It"
The speaker for the July general meeting is Fred Heeren, a science writer whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and other newspapers and magazines such as Smithsonian and Nature.
During his first decade of writing, he specialized in Big Bang cosmology. In more recent years he has traveled to fossil sites in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.
In Kansas, Heeren represented Climate Change Parents to present the Kansas State Board of Education with a petition signed by 2,700 Kansas parents, asking the Board to accept the Next Generation Science Standards. He has spoken twice at ReasonFest at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Ft. Hays State University, Hays, KS; and the American Scientific Affiliation chapter at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.