General Meetings

ASKC General Meetings are usually held at the UMKC Volker Campus in Royall Hall, Room 111, on the fourth Saturday of each month — except:

  • September: Members-only picnic (no regular meeting)
  • November: Saturday prior to Thanksgiving
  • December: Annual holiday party (no regular meeting)

The night begins with 30-Minute Astronomy (a short program on an introductory topic), followed by a meet and greet with light refreshments. ASKC's library will be open for browsing and material checkout. The meeting format typically includes welcome and introductions, guest speaker presentation, Q&A, and then general announcements and business items.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

 

This Month's Meeting

Join us for our March 2024 General Meeting, Saturday, March 23rd, at 7:00 p.m., in UMKC’s Royall Hall.

Our March speaker is Don Eyles, Developer for the Apollo Lunar Landing Software

Don Eyles worked on the Apollo Project from 1966 through 1972, and on the NASA space program until 1998, as a computer scientist at the MIT Instrumentation Lab and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He created flight software for the lunar landing phase of the Moon mission, and received the NASA Public Service Award for solving an in-flight problem that could have prevented Apollo 14 from landing successfully. He invented a sequencing system that is currently in operation on the International Space Station. At present he is a writer, photographer and sculptor based in Boston.

  

Schedule

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

  • 6:00 PM: 30-Minute Astronomy by Stuart Riley
  • 6:30 PM: Refreshments, ASKC Library Open
  • 7:00 PM: Program

 

Upcoming Meetings

The next General Meetings will be at UMKC Royall Hall on April 24, and May 25.

 

Location

Royall Hall, UMKC, 800 East 52nd Street, Kansas City, Missouri

Free parking is available in the garage south of 52nd Street.

Enter Royall Hall via the east doors under the pedestrian bridge.

Virtual option: ASKC members will receive an invitation to participate via Zoom.

 

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