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Our next general meeting will be held
Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 7:00-9:00PM,
Cernan Space Center, 2000 fifth Ave., River Grove, IL
Our main speaker will be Dr. Mark Christensen
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, Dr. Christensen will focus his presentation on the spacecraft - the Saturn V rocket, the Command Module, and the Lunar Lander, without which the landing would not have been possible. He will discuss the factors which drove the specifications of the three components, along with their designs and how they were manufactured and tested.
Dr. Mark Christensen
Mark Christensen received his BS degree in physics from Wayne State University in 1969 and his masters degree in physics from Purdue University in 1970. Concerned about the job market, Mark changed his focus to mathematics and received his PhD in 1975 from Wayne State, where he specialized in probability theory. He joined the staff at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1975, where he taught for several years. In 1984 he joined the Defense Systems Division of Northrop Corp., where he held a number of leadership positions. He retired in 2010.
Hope to see you at Cernan on July 9th Jim Cuca, president
Remaining Meetings for 2019
All of our general meetings are open to the public, free-of-charge. The main entrance at Adler will be closed, so please use the doors just south of the main entrance.
July 9, 2019 at Cernan Earth and Space Center
August 13, 2019 at Cernan Earth and Space Center
September 10, 2019 at Cernan Earth and Space Center
October 8, 2019 at the Adler Planetarium
November 12, 2019 at the Adler Planetarium
December 10, 2019 at the Adler Planetarium
CLICK HERE to see a list and photos
of past meetings & events.
CAS General Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on Fridays each month, usually at the Adler Planetarium or alternatively
at the Cernan Space Center of Triton College depending on availability
Please follow our CAS website, Facebook and Meetup pages for meeting updates for this and other CAS activities.
Unless otherwise noted
General Membership Meetings
Are once a month. Please check the "Meeting Schedule"
for date, time, and location.
Usually at the ADLER PLANETARIUM
or alternatively at the CERNAN EARTH AND SPACE CENTER of Triton College
Check our " Meeting Schedule " & " Hubble Lecture Series Sponsorship "
One hour before the regular meeting
Open to all CAS members
Stargazing MeetupsWelcome! CAS Stargazing Meetups are open to the public, including scouting & school groups, and are free. Please check with CAS Facebook page and website to double-check the LOCATION of the meetings. We have a couple stargazing meet-ups each month in the spring, summer and fall. These are free. Feel free to bring a telescope or binoculars if you have them. The indoor portion of these meetings are rain or shine. Click here to see a listing of Stargazing Meetups.
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