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Club Meeting
10/14/2021 07:00 PM PDT
10/14/2021 09:00 PM PDT
The Local Group, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

The Local Group Astronomy Club looks forward to seeing you at the monthly club meeting this  Thursday evening, October 14,  beginning at 6:30 PM PDT.

Here's the link and log-in info for this month's Zoom virtual club meeting:

Meeting ID:  210 869 6530
Password:    699869

6:30 PM    Introduction/Discussion
Please join our Zoom virtual meeting at this time to make sure your connection is working properly so you can fully enjoy the meeting, meet and greet fellow club members and guests. and  learn about upcoming club events. 
7:00 PM    Presentation "The Classification of Stars" 

Have you wondered why there are different colors of the myriad of stars in the night sky? Just what is it about stellar composition that determines coloration, in addition to other characteristics?  And how can astronomers and astrophysicists now so extensively analyze the makeup of these celestial bodies, many of which are thousands of light-years from Earth?

In our October meeting presentation entitled “The Classification of Stars”, Local Group member Van Webster will provide us answers to these questions and more. Van will explain how, and why, astronomers have introduced, and expanded on during the history of astronomy,  increasingly sophisticated methods to categorize and classify the many billions of stars in our universe.

IVan will explain methods of classification that enable both professional and amateur astronomers alike to effectively categorize for study the objects that they observe  Finally, we'll learn about a very revealing and useful graphical representation of the evolutionary tracks of many stars, called an H-R Diagram, that conveys via plots of luminosity versus temperature how stars evolve through their lifetime. 

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Location Info:

Our virtual meeting place.


The zoom link provided in the announcement will take you to the meeting. You may need to download the free Zoom application for your platform. Please do so ahead of time so you don't miss the start of the meeting while you get set up.

Please keep your mic muted as random background sounds make it difficult to hear the presentation.

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