Astronomy Club to Discuss Kepler at Cranbrook July 11

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Bloomfield Hills, MI –  The Warren Astronomy Club Meets on July 11 for two presentations, “Life of Johannes Kepler” & “The Rose Center for Earth and Space” from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM at Cranbrook Institute of Science  39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI (map)  In the auditorium. Tell the guard you’re with the astronomy club if asked.

At the Warren Astronomical Society’s Cranbrook meetings, we spend the first hour or so of the meeting on club business and observing reports, then have two presentations, one short and one full-length.

Ken Bertin will give the main talk on “The Life and Times of Johannes Kepler”

BubbleTea AdWhen Isaac Newton said that his discoveries were made “on the shoulders of giants”, one of the giants to whom he referring was Johannes Kepler. This presentation is about the life and times of Johannes Kepler, the author of three laws of planetary motion and so much more.

Ken has been a member of the Warren Astronomical Society since the late 70s. He has held the office of VP and President. Ken enjoys observing solar eclipses, giving presentations on historical astronomers and giving a current “In the News” presentation at our meetings. In 2001, he was awarded the John Searles Award and in 2013 was presented with a lifetime membership in the Warren Astronomical Society.

The short presentation will be given by Jon Blum.

The Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City is an astronomy garden16_scott_robin_gallowaymuseum that is attached to the American Museum of Natural History.  It includes the Hayden Planetarium.  Jon visited there last year, and will tell us why this is a must-see place for every amateur astronomer.

Jon Blum, like most of us, has been interested in astronomy since childhood.  But he began studying it in earnest after he was given a telescope as a retirement gift from his children in 2001. He believes that there is no such thing as too many astronomy club memberships, and has belonged to eight clubs in Michigan and Maui. He was W.A.S. vice president in 2010 and 2011, and W.A.S. president in 2012 and 2013. He initially joined to learn to use his telescope, then came to learn from our lectures, and now comes to meetings just to socialize.
The views expressed in presentations are those of the speakers and do not SaharaAd_04necessarily represent, and should not be attributed to, the Warren Astronomical Society.

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