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Saturday 7 March 2015

Sears Applied
Technologies Center

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, NC

Pre-TriStar Shapley Lecture
Friday, 6 March

The Triad Starfest, *Tri*Star* for short, is a gathering of astronomers of all types, from novice to professional, for a full day of presentations, displays, and observing. The event allows astronomy enthusiasts to share ideas, learn about a range of astronomical topics, get together with old friends, and make new ones. The event will draw astronomers from North Carolina and surrounding states.

*Tri*Star* 2014 will take place on Saturday, 7 March 2015, beginning at  8:30 a.m. in the Percy H. Sears Applied Technologies Center on the campus of Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC.

In addition to a series of speakers scheduled throughout the day, there will be a wide range of astronomical displays, assorted astronomy-related vendors, prize drawings, "how-to" help for astronomy beginners, an astrophotography exhibition, and daytime and nighttime observing sessions (weather permitting).

In addition to Saturday's agenda, *Tri*Star* usually features a special Friday evening presentation held in the Auditorium of the Sears Building (the same location as Saturday's activities), at 7:00 p.m., with Cline Observatory open for observing after the talk, weather permitting.

Best of all, there is no registration fee - this event is free and open to anyone with an interest in astronomy!

Note: In case inclement weather causes the Jamestown Campus of GTCC to be closed on the date of *Tri*Star*, please monitor campus status before coming to GTCC. Information is available at the GTCC web page or by dialing the GTCC switchboard at 336-334-4822.

Last Year's TriStar 2014 Speakers - the 2015 Schedule will be announced soon

Pre-*Tri*Star* 2014 Shapley Lecture

Friday, 28 Feb 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Applied Technologies Building, GTCC

Dr. Gordon Emslie, Western Kentucky University, visiting AAS Shapley Lecturer

Spinning Pliers, the Chaotic Obliquity of Mars, and the Existence of Extraterrestrial Life

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*Tri*Star* 2014 Saturday Speakers Also in the Applied Tech Auditorium, Saturday, 1 March 2014.

9:30 a.m. - Dr. Donald Smith, Guilford College
Designing a Neural Network to Process APDA Spectra

11:00 a.m. - Dr. Gordon Emslie, Western Kentucky University
Acceleration of High Energy Particles in Solar Flares

2:00  p.m. - Dr. Kristen Thompson, Davidson College
The Role of Magnetic Fields in the Star Formation Process

3:30 p.m. - Dr. Grant Thompson, Georgia Regents University
Active Galactic Nuclei and the Nature of Their Tori





Contact Information

Tom English
Cline Observatory
336-334-4822, ext 50023

Stan Rosenberg
GAC President


Last update 09/18/2014