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Speakers and Programs at RCA General Meetings

October 2015 - Ken Hose - "Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds"

September 2015 - Don Peckham - "The String Tensegrity Telescope"

August 2015 - Alison Crocker - "Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies"

July 2015 - Gerald Levin - "New Evidence Supports Life on Mars"

June 2015 - Cameron Smith - "Private, Open-Source Reinvention of Basic Space Exploration Technologies"

May 2015 - Astronomy Fair & Swap Meet

April 2015 - Tom Varden - "Astronomy at the Burning Man Festival"

March 2015 - James Imamura - "The Formation of Planetary Systems"

February 2015 - Richard Watkins - "The Big Bang and Beyond: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe"

January 2015 - Howard Banich - "Astronomical Drawing"

December 2014 - RCA Members Holiday Potluck

November 2014 - David Ingram - "IDA and Dark Skies"

October 2014 - Mike Simmons - "Astronomers Without Borders"

September - Ken Edgett - "Curiosity Rover in Gale - All Uphill From Here"

August 2014 - Craig Hlady - "Thirty Second Astrophotography: learning to Image the Night Sky"

July 2014 - John Spencer - "New Horizons: On the Threshold of the Pluto System"

June 2014 - Don Machholz - "A Visual Comet Hunting Program"

May 2014 - Astronomy Fair & Swap Meet

April 2014 - Cameron Smith - "Distant Lands Unknown: Biological and Cultural Evolution in Human Migration to Exoplanets"

March 2014 - Katherine Kornei - "Star Formation and Galactic Winds"

February 2014 - Heidi Hammel - "James Webb Space Telescope: NASA's Next Great Observatory"

January 2014 - Ben Canales - "Discovering Astronomy Through DSLR Photography"

December 2013  - RCA Members Holiday Potluck & Swap Meet

November 2013 - Douglas MacDougal - "The Lonely Life of Comets: the Mysterious Motions of the Most Beautiful Objects in Our Solar System"

October 2013 - Matt Vartanian - "Near Earth Wonders - a Survey of Atmospheric Phenomena"

September 2013 - Kevin Covey - "Stars That Go Bump in the Night -- Stellar Outbursts & Fades During the Time of Planet Formation"

August 2013 - Michael Rice - "Remote Observing at New Mexico Skies"

July 2013 - David Grinspoon - "The Human Role in Earth Evolution"

June 2013 - Michael Barber - "Answering the Big Questions - SBIG Then and Now"

May 2013 - Astronomy Fair & Swap Meet

April 2013 - Elizabeth Rusch - "Behind the Mighty Mars Rovers"

March 2013 - Kevin Covey and Stephen Levine - "Observing with the Discovery Channel Telescope and the Lowell Amateur Research Initiative"

February 2013 - Richard Berry - "Telescope Optics: Evaluation and Design For Amateurs Who Want to Know How Telescopes Work"

January 2013 - Fulvio Melia - "The Cosmological Spacetime"

December 2012 - RCA Members Holiday Potluck & Swap Meet

November 2012 - Doug Buettner - "STARDUST, and Aerogel ... the Oregon Connection and an Insider's Story to Achieve the Dream"

October 2012 - Peter Abrahams - "The Baker-Nunn Satellite Tracking Camera"

September 2012 - Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ - "Turn Left at Orion - Are We There Yet?"

August 2012 - Keith Lofstrom - "Server-Sky: Solar Powered Server and Communication Arrays in Earth Orbit"

July 2012 - Pat Hanrahan - "Southern Skies in the OMSI Planetarium"

June 2012 - Ethan Siegel - "Where Does All This Come From?"

May 2012 - Information Fair and Swap Meet
May 2012 - Mark Martin - Skytools 3 Tutorial

April 2012 - James Schombert - "Space Telescopes: Astronomy's Golden Age"

March 2012 - Nathan Bergey - "High Powered Rockets and Dreams of Space"

February 2012 - Richard Berry - "The First Really Big Telescopes and the Discovery of the Universe"

January 2012 - Rod Mollise - "The Past, Present, and Future of the Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope"

December 2011 - RCA Members Holiday Potluck & Swap Meet

November 2011 - David Haworth - "Observing the Small White Dots - The Analysis of Starlight"

October 2011 - Jeffrey Barnes - "The Coming Decade in Mars Exploration: Mars Science Laboratory and Beyond"

September 2011 - Dirk Schulze-Makuch - "Habitable Worlds in our Solar System and Beyond"

August 2011 - Matt Vartanian - "Pushing the Limits of Your Observing Ability"

July 2011 - Ken Hose - "Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds."

June 2011 - Chris Churchill - "QSO Absorption Lines and Cosmological Simulations: The Quest to Understand Galaxies"

May 2011 - Information Fair and Swap Meet

April 2011 - Peter Abrahams - "Robotics Applied to Telescopes, Past & Present"

March 2011 - Greg Crinklaw - "The Secrets of Finding Comets" & "SkyTools 3 Power Tips"

February 2011 - Don Brownlee - "Stardust, Exploring Comets with Spacecraft"

January 2011 - Mark Claire - "Mars Phoenix Lander and Martian Salts"

December 2010 - RCA Members Holiday Potluck & Swap Meet

November 2010 - Mark Martin - "A Tour of SkyTools"

October 2010 - Duncan Kitchin - "Beginning Imaging with a DSLR"

September 2010 - Leo Cavagnaro - "Southern Sky Treasures"

August 2010 - Duane Ray - "The Mystery of Dark Matter in Our Universe"

July 2010 -  Richard Brenne - "The State of Anthro-Earth"

June 2010 - Information Fair and Swap Meet

May 2010 - OMNIMAX Theater - "Hubble"

April 2010 - Todd Duncan - "Connecting to Your Cosmic Context"

March 2010 - Joseph Levy - "Mars, From Planet to Place"

February 2010 - Dick Pugh - "Great Balls of Fire - Meteorites"

January 2010 - Video Teleconference with GAMA & Greg Babcock - "Solar Eclipse Trip"

December 2009 - RCA Members Holiday Potluck & Swap Meet

November 2009 - Ken Croswell - "The Lives of Stars"

October 2009, Greg Cermak - "Hubble Improvements & Future"

September 2009 - Richard Berry -  "The Edge, the Lollipop, and the Star: Pine Mountain Summer Research Workshop"

August 2009 - Margaret Campbell-McCrea and Matt Vartanian - "Enhancing the Observing Experience Through Documentation"

July 2009 - Pat Hanrahan - "Simplified Astrophotography"

June 2009 - Information Fair and Swap Meet

May 2009 - Laurance Doyle - "Quantum Astronomy: Modern Physics at Cosmic Scales"

April 2009 - Terry Matilsky - "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gravity, But Were Afraid to Ask"

March 2009 - Jim Todd and OPS - "Two Small Pieces of Glass"

February 2009 - Howard Knytych - "The Messier Marathon"

January 2009 - RCA Members Holiday Potluck & Swap Meet

December 2008 - cancelled due to snow

November 2008 - Tyler Robinson - "Earth as a Extrasolar Planet"

October 2008 - Bryan Laubscher - "The Space Elevator and Our Future"

September 2008 - Seth Shostak - "When Will We Discover the Extraterrestrials?"

August 2008 - Eric Sanchez - "Looking Into the Nano"

July 2008 - Peter Abrahams - "Anniversary of the Telescope"

June 2008 - John Flinn - "Moonscapes and Starry Skies"

May 2008 - Greg Cermak - "James Webb Space Telescope"

April 2008 - Oregon Episcopal School - "Science Project Night"

March 2008 - Richard Berry - "South African Observatories"

February 2008 - Doug Huston - "Charles Messier and the Marathon"

January 2008 - Information Fair and Swap Meet

December 2007 - RCA Members Holiday Potluck & Swap Meet

November 2007 - Dave Powell - "Awe, Fear and Wonder - All About Comets"

October 2007 - Dave Kasnick - "Astronomical Observing Tips and Tricks"

September 2007 - Robert Bucheim - "How Can Amateur Astronomers Contribute to Astronomical Science?"

August 2007 - Laurance Doyle - "Animal Communications, Information Theory, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence"

July 2007 - James Brau - "The Mysterious Frontiers of Our Universe - Big and Small"

June 2007 - Bob McGown - "Navigating by the Stars - A talk on Celestial Navigation"

May 2007 - Victor Debattista - "Why a Bar?"

April 2007 - Tom Quinn - "Revelations in Planetary Formation"

March 2007 - Peter Abrahams - "The Pre-History of the Space Telescope - Early Dreams and Designs"

February 2007 - Dan Gray - "Telescope Making - Outline of the creative thinking process"

January 2007 - Information Fair and Swap Meet

December 2006 - Holiday Potluck & Swap Meet

November 2006 - David Haworth - "Observing the Universe with a Camera"

October 2006 - Bob McGown & Sean League - "Astro Safari"

September 2006 - Mel Bartels - "Universe Designed Telescopes - A New Way to Approach Telescope Design"

August 2006 - John Foster - "Spacescapes...Nightscapes - A Visual Exploration of the Night and Beyond"

July 2006 - Fabio Governato - "Studying the Formation of the Milky Way"

June 2006 - Zeljko Ivezic - "Mapping the Milky Way"

May 2006 - Ken Croswell - "Ten Worlds - Everything That Orbits the Sun"

April 2006 - - Oregon Episcopal School - "Science Project Night"

March 2006 - Dave Powell - "How Celestial Objects are Named - How to Get Your Name in the Sky  Without Paying $54.95"

February 2006 - Catherine Garland - "Evolution of Interacting Galaxies"

January 2006 - Information Fair and Swap Meet

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