Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction — Ralph Paonessa

Monday, April 4, 2022, 7:00 PM

April Meeting & Program

  • Refreshments: 7:00 PM
  • Program: 7:30 PM


PBS Nova Video "Pluto and Beyond"Keith Weisz

Keith Weisz will show the PBS Nova Video "Pluto and Beyond." It was first broadcast in Jan of 2019. One segment of the video shows exactly how they derived the orbit and the shape of486958 Arrokoth (Ultima Thule) using the same occultation techniques that Carol Evans and CLAS used.

When the New Horizons spacecraft whizzed by Pluto in 2015, we Earthlings were dazzled by the breathtaking images it beamed home. They revealed a never-before-seen alien landscape — a world of mountains made of ice mixed with plains of frozen-solid methane and nitrogen. After more than two years of poring over the data, NASA has made remarkable new discoveries about every-one's favorite dwarf planet.


Maturango Museum

Meetings and programs are open to the public, and are held at Maturango Museum on the first Monday of every month (or the following Monday for holidays).

Meetings 2022

January Meeting
April Meeting & Program
PBS Nova Video "Pluto and Beyond"
May Meeting & Program
Using Binoculars for Astronomy - Hands-on Demonstration
June Meeting & Program
Tour of Shlanta Observatory at Cerro Coso
July Meeting & Program
Photos of Deep Space: Astrophotography Art & Science
August Meeting & Program
Past Solar Eclipses
September Meeting & Program
The NASA Artemis 1 Program
October Meeting & Program
Royal Museum Greenwich Amateur Photographer Awards
November Meeting & Program
National Capital Astronomers Amateur Telescope Makers
December Meeting & Program
Joint Polar Satellite System Launch
January 2023 Meeting & Program
Members' Photo Show
February 2023 Meeting & Program
Program to be announced