Gloucester Area Astronomy Club Program Note for Friday Nov 11


This Friday evening, November 11 at 8:00 pm, GAAC is thrilled to have an old friend, UNH’s John Gianforte, whom some of you may remember from a series of talks earlier this year at the Sawyer Free Library, or from his previous GAAC talks.

If prior experience is any guide, John will hold us all spellbound with a brand-new presentation he uses in his Engineering classes as well as in his Astronomy classes at UNH.

The talk is titled “Is Astronomy Really Relevant?” and along with some general astronomy, John will address some topics that illustrate why it makes sense for humans to know at least a little bit about astronomy, where the field is going and where it is today. All in all this looks like a perfect presentation for a cool November evening.

Come on in for a great night with seasonal goodies and old friends, great entertainment and great conversation. You’ll leave knowing something you don’t know now, and after the meeting you may get a telescopic close-up look at the not-quite-full moon to boot. You can decide for yourself whether or not it’s Super.

GAAC meets at 8:00pm on the second Friday of the month at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St in Lanesville. There is plenty of free parking, no dues or fees, and all are welcome. No special knowledge is required to have a great time. For more info on the club, see the website at, the club’s Facebook page at, or follow us on Twitter, @GAACster.