This Friday at 8pm we were to have had a guest speaker, but while we will be having a few coming up soon, this time the planets didn't align as hoped. Accordingly we will be having the next in our "Understanding Astronomy" series with Alex Filipenko.
The title of this lecture is "Jupiter and Its Amazing Moons". Beyond Mars lie the four gas giants: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Jupiter is the Solar System's largest planet by far. Its moons include Io which is volcanically active, and Europa, which may have an ocean of water below its frozen surface.
After the lecture, there will be time for questions (and hopefully answers), followed by a light supper and viewing through the MBO telescopes. If you have a telescope and would like to know how to use it, or alternatively, would like to show it off to us, please bring it along.
Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM. Guests are always welcome.