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
- August 25, 2018
- Location: Royall Hall, UMKC
Daniel H. McIntosh
Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, presents:
"A Unique Tour of the Solar System"
Dr. McIntosh will take us on a tour of the many worlds of the solar system. Along the way, he will compare our current state of knowledge to what we understood only 40 years ago, review the most exciting unanswered questions that are within our reach, and consider the stakes of upgrading or downgrading our future space exploration plans.
He will discuss the 40th anniversary of NASA's Voyager space program, the end of the ambitious Cassini program, and the launch of the Voyager probes that ushered in a new era of solar system exploration and opened our awareness to a vast diversity of whole worlds never glimpsed by humans, yet existing right in our celestial backyard.
Dr. McIntosh is an expert on the physical processes underlying the development of galaxies - a central feature of cosmic history.