General Meetings Events

The Galactic Context Model

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Open to Public

Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Galactic Context Model Michael Dempster

Held on: Dec 20, 2017 (Wed) at 07:30 PM to Dec 20, 2017 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Michael Dempster

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Christopher Laurel

Michael Dempster is a retired science teacher formerly with the Olympia public schools. He will be presenting a new astronomy teaching and visualization tool of his own design, the Galactic Context Model.  A version of this device is now in production, it will be presented in an upcoming article in Sky & Telescope Magazine, and will be on the market in 2018.  It has what he calls both prosaic and poetic functions.  In the right hands, day or night, it adds a level of beauty to the study of our planet and its celestial context.

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