Program for the March 6, 2015, OAS meeting

Astronomy Knowledge

By George Allen


The presentation is a quiz of 50 multi-choice, general, basic astronomy items. This will be completed by the members, then we will discuss each of these. The idea is not to see what each member knows, but rather how the collective club has progressed. This should also lead to interesting dialogue. Some questions are ambiguous. Names will not be written on the papers. Participants may place a code sequence on the paper and learn what they scored if wished.

Speaker Bio:

George Allen, a member of the OAS since the mid-1970s, who built his first telescope in 1950 from 75 cents of "chipped lenses" from Edmund's, cardboard tubes, Listerine bottle caps, glue and tape, will conduct a general astronomy colloquium.