AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History

  • 13 Sep 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710


Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Florida Museum of Natural History!


7:00 - 7:20 General Meeting & Announcements
7:20 - 7:30 Dr. Howard Cohen presentation about the Oct 19 Aldebaran occultation
7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
7:45 - Invited Speaker

Speaker: Dave Typinski

Title: Amateur Radio Astronomy - Fun with Radio Waves

Synopsis: This talk gives an introductory overview of radio astronomy followed by discussion of observation projects accessible to the amateur.  Topics include, but are not limited to, measuring the Doppler shift of the hydrogen line to make a galactic rotation curve, using distant terrestrial radio transmitter signals to perform meteor detection, and using radio spectrographs to observe and characterize Solar and Jovian burst emission.
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