Special Guest: Joe Patterson
Friday Nov 19th
Talk to any astronomy buff and you will find that they rattle off ccd statistics like a proud parent and with the next breath tell stories about 16th century astronomers like it was yesterday. Many practice astronomy as a hobby but some are lucky enough to pursue it as a profession, leading a career full of serious research at the frontiers of astronomy while incorporating the activities that they have always loved. We were pleased to enjoy free pizza, great company, and excellent conversation with Prof. Joe Patterson, director of the Center for Backyard Astrophysics, astrophotographer and astronomy historian. We were also very happy to have Prof. David Schiminovich discuss images from Galex.