Johnson County Science Cafe

Johnson County Science Cafe’

Welcome back to our science cafe’. Our host, Coaches Bar and Grill, has been moving these last two months, but KCFS is pleased to resume a regular schedule of monthy science cafes and we hope to see you on Nov. 8.

Near-Earth Asteroids and the Nov. 8 Flyby of 2005 YU55

Speaker: Jay Manifold and Dick Trentman – Astronomical Society of Kansas City

Date: November 8, 2011

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Coaches Bar and Grill, one block west of 135th and Antioch, south side of 135th St.
Please note, this is a new location. Still Coaches, but they have moved

Kansas Citizens For Science and the Astronomical Society of Kansas City invite you to attend a presentation on asteroids and the flyby of near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55. The asteroid will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8. The ASKC is providing two speakers, Jay Manifold and Dick Trentman, who will give an overview talk about asteroids with special attention to the asteroidal orbit-refining work done at the ASKC’s Powell Observatory.

The presentation will begin at 6:30 PM on Tuesday the 8th at Coach’s Bar & Grill, in its new location on the south side of 135th just west of Antioch in Overland Park. Weather permitting, around 8:00 we will go up on the roof and observe various celestial objects, including the Moon and Jupiter, through telescopes provided by ASKC members.

Special note: This is an asteroid passing between the Moon and the Earth. In case it is closer than that, why not have a beer in your hand and enjoy the sight with friends as the Earth experiences its next mass extinction.

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