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
12/2/2016  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
11/25/2016  Jim Nordhausen  Sperry Observatory  Extreme Astronomy: Science at the Bottom of the World
11/4/2016  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
10/21/2016  Steve Leete  Roy Smith Theatre, UCC Campus  Presentation TBD
10/7/2016  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
9/30/2016  Bonnie Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Symbols of Earth
9/23/2016  Dr. Al Gottlieb  Sperry Observatory  Origin of Terrestrial Planets and the Earth-Moon System
9/9/2016  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  OSIRIS-REx: Visit to an Earth Grazer
9/2/2016  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
8/26/2016  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  The Big Dipper: Guide to the Sky
8/19/2016  John Sichel  Sperry Observatory  Animal Astronomers and Animal Astronauts
8/12/2016  Aaron Zukerman  Sperry Observatory  An Interactive Discussion
8/5/2016  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
7/29/2016  Joe Arcaro  Sperry Observatory  Terrestrial Impacts
7/22/2016  Bonnie Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Astronomy Down the Shore
7/15/2016  Helder Jacinto  Sperry Observatory  The Art and Science of Meteorites
7/8/2016  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  JUNO at Jupiter
7/1/2016  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
6/24/2016  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Saturn: Lord of the Rings
6/17/2016  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Transits
6/10/2016  John Sichel  Sperry Observatory  Anatomy of a Galaxy
6/3/2016  Kathy Vccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
5/27/2016  Aaron Zuckerman  Sperry Observatory  The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
5/20/2016  AAI Members  Roy Smith Theatre, UCC Campus  Monthly Members Meeting
5/13/2016  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Exploring Mars: An Update
5/6/2016  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide
4/29/2016  Helder Jacinto  Sperry Observatory  New Horizons: An Update
4/22/2016  Al Witzgall  Sperry Observatory  Tale of Two Meteorites
4/15/2016  Fr. Paul Mueller  Roy Smith Theatre, UCC Campus  The Vatican Observatory: Science, Religion, History
4/8/2016  Bill Whitehead  Sperry Observatory  The Ruskies: The History of the Russian Space Program
4/1/2016  Kathy Vaccari  Sperry Observatory  What`s Up: A Down to Earth Sky Guide

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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