Feb. Meeting 2005

MAS
Public Meeting
Tuesday Feb. 3rd, 2005
7:00-9:00pm CDT

Topic :"Stars on the Edge"
Speaker: Dr.Roberta Humphreys
Associate Dean
IT Distinguished Professor
Astronomy
U of MN

Location: SMM

St Paul, MN

Images shot on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2005.
Shot with a Kodak CX7300

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SMM

SMM

SMM

President Mike shows off
new scope and STV CCD camera

Mike staffs the Welcome table

Dr. Humphreys points out spectra

Audience

audience

Dr. Humphreys points out a feature

Dr. Humphreys points out a feature

Dr. Humphreys points out a feature

Dr. Humphreys points out a feature

Dr. Humphreys points out a feature of
Variable A in M33

Dr. Humphreys points out a feature of
Variable A in M33

Mike presents the budget

Subject:          [Mas] This Thursday: Roberta Humphreys
   Date:          Tue, 1 Feb 2005 21:19:38 -0600
   From:          Michael Koppelman 

I'm sure a more general announcement of the upcoming meeting will be 
forthcoming, but I want to make sure everyone knows that Dr. Roberta 
Humphreys from the University of Minnesota will be speaking at the 
monthly meeting this Thursday at 7pm at the Science Museum of 
Minnesota.

Dr. Humphreys is a very well-known astronomer. Among many milestones in 
her career I'll mention a couple: she did a lot of work with Allan 
Sandage on M33, some of which is documented in the book "Lonely Hearts 
of the Cosmos". She, along with her husband Kris Davidson, discovered 
the "Humphrey-Davidson Limit" -- a stability limit on massive stars. 
She is also an expert on massive stars and Eta Carinae.

She is also on the Space Telescope Institute Council and is an
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (I.T.) at the UofM.

Her talk Thursday will cover, in her words:

I'll talk about some of the cool hypergiants I've been
working on over the past few years. The data includes some interesting
images from HST of VY CMa, IRC+10420, and NML Cyg and I can include
bright stars like rho Cas which is a good target for amateurs. VY CMa is
also good for amateurs with its visible nebula. And I'll mention Var
A! So my title will be "Stars on the Edge".

Some links about Roberta from the web:

cannon.sfsu.edu/~gmarcy/cswa/history/humphreys.html
www2.itdean.umn.edu/faculty/detail.jsp?facultyID=144
www.it.umn.edu/news/inventing/2003_Spring/reachingstars.html
Hope you'll join us! Cheers, Michael Koppelman www.lolife.com/astronomy/

Previous Meetings:
September. 2003, November. 2003, December. 2003
January. 2004, February. 2004, May 2004, August 2004, October 2004, November 2004, December 2004

January 2005

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