The Indy happens twice this year: once in late May, when the world's elite auto racers converge on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and again a week later, when more than professional astronomers, educators, journalists, and guests converge on downtown Indianapolis for the nd meeting of the American Astronomical Society AAS , June , at the Indiana Convention Center, S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN Conference hours are 8 a. Registration includes access to all scientific sessions, including invited and prize talks, oral and poster presentations, and public-policy "Town Hall" meetings with representatives from the National Science Foundation Monday and NASA Headquarters Tuesday. Your badge also gets you in to the exhibit hall, where you can meet scientists working on major ground- and space-based telescopes, check out some of the newest astronomy books and products, and even immerse yourself in a digital planetarium experience. Among the highlights of every AAS meeting are plenary lectures by distinguished astronomers. There will be four such presentations on both Monday and Tuesday.
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See Map. Come join us for a presentation from the fundamentals of amateur astronomy. Learn your way around the night sky to add to your observing enjoyment. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month. If you are still thinking whether to attend, this is a fantastic opportunity to view celestial objects under some incredibly dark skies using several large telescopes. We will also have several other telescopes open to observe through.
Astronomy Clubs Near Me & Organizations
Amateur astronomy is a hobby where participants enjoy observing or imaging celestial objects in the sky using the unaided eye , binoculars , or telescopes. Even though scientific research may not be their primary goal, some amateur astronomers make contributions in doing citizen science , such as by monitoring variable stars ,  double stars  sunspots ,  or occultations of stars by the Moon  or asteroids ,  or by discovering transient astronomical events , such as comets ,  galactic novae  or supernovae in other galaxies. Amateur astronomers do not use the field of astronomy as their primary source of income or support, and usually have no professional degree in astrophysics or advanced academic training in the subject. Most amateurs are hobbyists , while others have a high degree of experience in astronomy and may often assist and work alongside professional astronomers.
Interested in joining an astronomical society? We've compiled a list of over amateur astronomy societies and clubs across the UK and Ireland. By Daisy Dobrijevic.