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RAS Regular Monthly & Board Meetings

Next Meeting: October 3rd

RAS meetings are currently being held virtually via WebEx. Email invitations will be sent to members during the week prior to the next Saturday meeting.

 


Next Monthly Meeting Details


Mansi M. Kasliwal, Department of Astronomy, Caltech Mansi M. Kasliwal, Department of Astronomy, Caltech

Featured Presentation

Cosmic Fireworks

By Mansi M. Kasliwal, Department of Astronomy, Caltech


Mansi M. Kasliwal is Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Caltech. She searches the night sky for the cosmic fireworks of novae and supernovae, those flashes of light that appear when a star becomes a million to a billion times as bright as our sun and then quickly fades. As principal investigator of GROWTH (Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen), she leads a worldwide network of collaborators who are capturing the details of these transient events to find out more about the lifecycle of stars and where elements are synthesized. She and her collaborators pursue a multi-messenger quest to identify electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave events.

Our monthly meetings are currently being held virtually via WebEx. To join, make sure you have the WebEx application downloaded and correctly installed on your device (or that you're able to join via a browser), and use the login info provided below.

WebEx Meeting Number: 126 903 4499
Password: P3MnfJtQv63 (73663587 from phones and video systems)



Charles Messier—King of the amateur astronomer's short list of interesting objects Charles Messier—King of the amateur astronomer's short list of interesting objects

What's Up?!

The History of the Messier Catalog

By Carey Sublette