Albany Area Amateur Astronomers Montly Meeting
September 15, 2011 @ 12:00 am EDT
Held at the Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308. Free and open to all.
Retired Professor of Physics George Tucker on "Keeping Namibian Skies Dark (The Proposed NamibRand Dark Sky Reserve)."
Dr. Tucker has spent time under the exceptionally dark skies in Namibia in southern Africa. He will share some of the astrophotographs he took in Namibia, talk about a proposal to preserve this dark sky resource, and share his visits to the Southern Africa Large Telescope (SALT) and to Cape Town Observatory.