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If you are interested in joining the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
you can click on the link provided,
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any event we have scheduled.  No hand shake to memorize, no special
passwords, heck you don't even need a telescope, just an interest in the
skies above. Contact Alan Knight at
aknight@scaspueblo.com for more
information.
Mailing Address:
Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
PO Box 9023
Pueblo, CO 81008
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If you are in need of your
astronomy fix, AFM Radio is
your ticket. Astronomy
programming 24/7/365.
for the Astronomer in us all!
We've got a YouTube
channel!  Here you will find
past videos we've produced.
from events and more, find a
Board and follow it if you like.
The first of many domes that
will be installed at the
Southern Colorado
Astronomical Park.  For more
information click
HERE.
Since their discovery in 2015, gravitational waves have joined
photons, neutrinos and cosmic-rays as astronomical
messengers of our Universe. On August 17, 2017 a neutron star
merger was observed for the first time by the LIGO and VIRGO
gravitational wave detectors. But that's not all! About 2 seconds
after the merger, a Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) event was
observed by detectors on board of satellites and the location of
the merger could be pinpointed with high accuracy. Those initial
observations were followed in the hours, days and weeks that
followed by additional detection of electromagnetic radiation at
different wavelengths by other telescopes on the ground and in
space. Hence, for the very first time, a cosmic event was
witnessed and measured using more than one cosmic
messenger. Earlier this year, a high-energy neutrino was
detected by the Ice Cube experiment in Antarctica in
coincidence with gamma-rays during a violent cosmic event.
This marks the discovery of yet another type of multi-messenger
events. The consequences for astronomy and astrophysics are
far reaching and will be discussed throughout this presentation.

CSU-P, The Life Sciences Building, Room 105 (the auditorium)
7pm Sept. 20th.  Free of Charge Open to the Public
Dr. Fred Sarazin is a Professor of Physics at the Colorado
School of Mines.  He got his PhD in France late in the last
millennium.  After two postdoctoral fellowships in the UK and
Canada, he joined the Mines physics faculty in 2003.  His areas
of expertise are in experimental low-energy nuclear physics and
cosmic-ray physics.  When not on campus or traveling, Dr.
Sarazin enjoys spending time with his family and riding his
mountain bike.  He does not like falling from it.
Saturday October 13th from
1pm to 3pm at the Nature and
Wildlife Discovery Center

How old is the light that comes from the Sun?  
How much fuel is the sun burning per second?  
What would happen if the Sun simply
disappeared?  Have you ever seen a solar flare
or sun spot in a Solar Safe telescope?  Saturday
October 13th from 1pm to 3pm the Southern
Colorado Astronomical Society and Nature and
Wildlife Discovery Center (formerly known as
Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo) will hold a
Solar Gaze next to the Coyote Grill and everyone
is invited!

Our Sun is a massive nuclear fusion engine,
providing warmth and light, sustaining life on
Earth.  So powerful it creates weather in space.
Join SCAS as we explore our local star with
specialized telescopes built to allow safe and
direct viewing of the Sun.  See the very “surface”
of the sun churn; observe flares, loops, sun
spots and prominences, some several times
larger than the Earth.  SCAS will have
information on hand for visitors to take home with
them from NASA to continue learning and
exploring once the event has ended.  All ages
are welcome to enjoy this amazing
opportunity.     
Saturday October 20th starting at 7pm SCAS will be holding a
Moon and star gaze at Rawlings Public Library. Find us in the
parking lot south of the main building.  This is free to attend
and everyone is welcome.  We'll publish more details as this
event develops.