Please join CAAS at its first meeting of 2011 on January 8th at 7 p.m. in the classroom on the grounds of the River Ridge Observatory. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need the link and password to the directions. After a short business meeting, new President Jim Fisher will make a presentation on the work and the lives of Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe. Based upon the book Heavenly Intrigue: Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe and the Murder Behind One of History’s Greatest Scientific Discoveries, by Joshua Gilder and Anne-Lee Gilder, Jim will present an overview of Kepler and Brahe’s sentential work that laid the foundation for the physics of the solar system and also the very colorful lives of these two giants of astronomy.
Weather permitting we will adjourn to observing field for fun and fellowship under the stars. Let’s have a winter pot-luck just before the meeting (6:30 ish). If you are able, please bring a pot of chili or hot soup or crackers, snacks, drinks, etc. and come join the fun.
Vice President (President Elect)
Central Arkansas Astronomical Society
Arkansas Chapter Leader
International Dark-Sky Association