List of Meeting Presentations

2020 Monthly Meeting Presentations

The meetings normally occur on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  See the club website home page each month for more details.


February 6, 2020 – Amanda Stockton, PhD, Georgia Tech; “Astrobiology: One group’s search for the chemical signatures of life on Earth and beyond”

March 5, 2020 – Shane Larson, PhD, Northwestern University; “Feeling Small in a Big Cosmos”

April 2, 2020 – Mark (Indy) Kochte, NASA Science Operations Specialist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; “What is a Planet? Defining the Undefineable!”

May 7, 2020 – John O’Neal, NASA Solar System Ambassador; “The NASA Parker Solar Probe” 

June 4, 2020 – Harold Geller, PhD, Observatory Director at George Mason University; “Looking for Life in All the Wrong Places – The Search for Life in the Universe”

July 9, 2020 – Mark Kochte, New Horizons Mission Analyst;
“New Horizons – The Continuing Adventures”

August 6, 2020 – Jack Howard, NASA Solar System Ambasssador; “Astronomy in Chile”

September 3, 2020 – Courtney McGahee, PhD, Appalachian State University; “Blue Straggler Stars”

October 1, 2020 – Robin Hanson, PhD, George Mason University; “The Great Filter: Obstacles to the Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations” 

November 5, 2020 – Paul Byrne, PhD, North Carolina State University; “Topic to be announced soon”

December 3, 2020 – Annual Club Holiday Social & Auction