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
- Date: November 25, 2017
- Location: Royall Hall, UMKC
William and Doris Martin
will speak on their book, Dreams and Adventures: The Edwin Hubble Story.
The book was inspired by William’s aunt, Mildred Wells Venditto, who gave William two large boxes, filled with old postcards, pictures, diaries, and more. All had been saved by her grandfather and parents in Marshfield, Mo., from the late 1800s to early 1900s. As William sorted through things, he discovered a group picture from the Marshfield Public School that showed his grandfather and Edwin Hubble among the students.
Hubble was born in Marshfield and received his first four years of education from the school. William’s interest was piqued and through research, he learned a great deal about Hubble’s early years and discovered a connection between his mother’s family and Hubble’s mother’s family. Come learn how Hubble’s early life inspired him to greatness.