Monthly Meeting - July, 7/5/2010, 7:00 pm
Reminder from: alabamapaleo Yahoo! Group Title: Monthly Meeting - July Date: Monday July 5, 2010 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Repeats: This event repeats every month on the first Monday until Saturday May 10, 2014. Location: Birmingham Zoo Auditorium Notes: TOPIC: Cosmic Spirals: the Galaxies that Changed Our View of the Universe
SPEAKER: Ron Buta, PhD
The presentation will discuss spiral galaxies and what people have learned about the Universe from studying such objects. Dr. Buta will describe his recent visit to Birr Castle, home of the great 72 inch “Leviathan” telescope, where spirals were discovered in the 1840s, and how our understanding of these objects has progressed over the past 150 years.
He will also bring some of the paleontological items he bought in Europe, and will say a little about his visit to the Museum of Comparative Anatomy and Paleontology in Paris.
PRESENTATION TIME: 07:00pm.
LOCATION: Birmingham Zoo -- Auditorium
For directions to the Zoo, see their Web site at http://www.birminghamzoo.com
Prior to the meeting everyone is invited to the optional supper at Taziki's Greek Fare in Mountain Brook near the Zoo exit, 2737 Highway 280 S, Mountain Brook, AL. (*NOT* the location farther out Highway 280). We gather there about 5:30/5:45pm.
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