Fridays At Sperry
AAI holds its regular General Membership Meetings on the third Friday of the month from September through May in the Roy Smith Theater or Main Lecture Hall on the Union County Community College campus. On all other Friday evenings, AAI presents informal presentations which are held in the Sperry Observatory classroom at 8:30 p.m. These are free and open to the public. On these Fridays, the observatory is open from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The first Friday of each month is normally reserved for Kathy Vaccari's "What's Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide." At Kathy's lecture, you'll learn about the constellations, planets, meteor showers, lunar phases, and other celestial happenings for that month.
Public Talks
6/7/2019  s Up: A Down to  Sperry Observatory  What
6/7/2019  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
5/17/2019  AAI Members  Roy Smith Theatre  Members` Research Projects
5/10/2019  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Apollo 10: Dress Rehearsal for a Lunar Landing
5/3/2019  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
4/26/2019  Moiya McTier  Roy Smith Theatre  Size Isn`t Everything (For Telescopes)
4/19/2019  Ken Udani  Sperry Observatory  Radio Astronomy - In A Nutshell
4/5/2019  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down toEarth Sky Guide
3/29/2019  Clif Ashcraft  Sperry Observatory  Building My Own Observatories
3/15/2019  Jillian Bellovary  Roy Smith Theatre  Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves
3/8/2019  Bonnie Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  The Dread of Daylight Saving Time
3/1/2019  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
2/22/2019  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Apollo 9: The Debut of the Lunar Module
2/15/2019  Melinda Soares-Furtado  Roy Smith Theatre  Evidence of Planetary Demise
2/8/2019  Julia Hollosi  Sperry Observatory  Exoplanets: Our Past, Present and Future!
2/1/2019  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
1/25/2019  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Hands-On Astronomy
1/18/2019  Dr. Mario Motta  Roy Smith Theatre  A Dwarf Star Caught Eating Its Planets. A Pro-Am Collaboration
1/11/2019  Aaron Zuckerman  Sperry Observatory  Time, It`s Not What You Think It Is
1/4/2019  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What?s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
12/28/2018  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Highlights of the Sky for 2019
12/21/2018  Dr. Dale Gary  Roy Smith Theatre  The Powerful Particle Accelerator at Work in Solar Flares
12/14/2018  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Apollo 8 - Christmas Around the Moon
12/7/2018  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
11/30/2018  Dr. Al Gottlieb  Sperry Observatory  The Case for Venus. Why We Should Send a Satellite There?
11/23/2018  Bonnie Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Galileo`s Telescope and the Angle of Discovery
11/16/2018  Dr. Sonia Tikoo-Sanchez  Roy Smith Theatre  The Moon`s Magnetic Past
11/9/2018  Clif Ashcraft  Sperry Observatory  Mars, Through the Dust Storm
11/2/2018  Aaron Zuckerman  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
10/26/2018  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  The True Story of Mary Celeste: A Tragedy From Astronomy and Navigation
10/19/2018  Dr. Jerry Krassner  Roy Smith Theatre  Three Generations of Airborne Astronomy
10/12/2018  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Apollo 7
10/5/2018  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
9/28/2018  Dr. Al Gottlieb  Sperry Observatory  Pulsars - First Discovered 50 Years Ago. What Are They?
9/21/2018  Dr. Juliane Gross  Roy Smith Theatre  The Search for Meteorites in Antarctica: Space Science at the Coldest Place on Earth
9/14/2018  Helder Jacinto  Sperry Observatory  Solar Observing and Imaging
9/7/2018  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
8/31/2018  Bill Whitehead  Sperry Observatory  Bending Light to Our Will
8/24/2018  Bonnie Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Myths and Legends of the Milky Way

From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., whenever weather conditions permit, the public is invited to view the night skies through the 24-inch reflector and the 10-inch refractor telescopes. Trained observers are on hand to operate this equipment and to answer your questions.

This service is provided to you free of charge, and we have lots of free parking. Of course, donations are always welcome.

A note to AAI Members: We wish to encourage all AAI members to get involved and present astronomy topics on Friday evenings to the public. If interested, please contact Mary Ducca
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