List of Meeting Presentations

2022 Monthly Meeting Presentations

The meetings normally, but not always, occur on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. See the club website home page each month for more details.

Our meetings are primarily presented in-person, but check the
club website home page to find a virtual participation link for many of these presentations.

January 6, 2022 – No Meeting Presentation

February 3, 2022 – Rachel Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Appalachian State University;
“Exploring Carbon Chemistry around Massive Young Stars”

March 3, 2022 – Daniel Scolnic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics at Duke University;
“The Hubble Tension: Measuring the Expansion Rate of the Universe”

April 7, 2022 – Sara Seager, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
“Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds”

May 5, 2022 – Britt Lundgren, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina – Asheville;
“Galaxy Evolution”

June 2, 2022 РEnrique Alberto Gómez, Ph.D., teaches Physics and Astronomy at the Western Carolina University;
“Letting the Universe Erupt into the Classroom”

July 7, 2022 – No Meeting Presentation

August 4, 2022 – Learn how to use your telescope with assistance from some experienced club members;
“A Telescope Workshop”

September 1, 2022 – David Wake, Ph.D., UNC-Asheville;
“The First Science with the James Webb Space Telescope”

October 6, 2022 – Michael Castelaz, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Brevard College;
“The Unusual Galactic Orbit of the Methuselah Star”

November 3, 2022 – Christine Lynch, Ph.D., University Fellow in Physics and Astronomy at UNC-Asheville;
“Extreme Space Weather and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets”

December 1, 2022Holiday Meet & Greet and Raffle at the Reuter Center on the UNC-Asheville campus (in-person only)