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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our meetings are primarily presented virtually using the Webex online platform, but check the
club website home page to verify whether the meetings are in-person and/or virtual.
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;
June 2, 2022 – Enrique 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 – Desika Narayanan, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Astronomy at the University of Florida;
“Forming the Brightest Galaxies in the Universe”
September through December 2022 – Speakers to be announced soon; check back.