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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* 2015 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.  This year's featured speaker is Dr. Tom Brown of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

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.

TriStar 2015 Speakers

Pre-*Tri*Star* 2015 Shapley Lecture

Friday, 6 March 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Applied Technologies Building, GTCC

Dr. Tom Brown, Space Telescope Science Institute
Star Formation Histories in the Local Group

*Tri*Star* 2015 Saturday Speakers
Also in the Applied Tech Auditorium, Saturday, 7 March 2015.

Tom Brown, STScI
Milky Way Satellite Galaxies

David Pitonzo, High Point University
Musings on the Likelihood of Extraterrestrial Civilization

Chris Richardson, Elon University
The Crab Nebula: Our Local Young Supernova Remnant

Maria Temming, Elon University
A Summer at Sky & Telescope





Contact Information

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

Stan Rosenberg
GAC President


Last update 10/20/2014