The following post announces an upcoming SAS lecture. This page will be linked to on several site pages and facebook and is the official record of the event for any other web announcements on the topic. Please feel free to post the information elsewhere.
The SAS is pleased to announce a second lecture for the 2011 viewing season. David Bishop may be known to several of the older members for his fantastic presentations and visuals in the recent past, and we are pleased to have him returning to Darling Hill after a long hiatus. This lecture will be held during the September 23/24 viewing session, likely to begin an hour before sunset (approximately 7:00 p.m.). A brief introduction to David is provided below.
David Bishop is a former president of both the Mohawk Valley and Rochester Astronomy clubs. He has been active in astronomy for many years a delivered his first talk to the SAS group in 1993. He maintains a web page on Supernovae (rochesterastronomy.org/supernova.html, and you can read more about the history of this page at richobservatory.com/Site/Article.htm) which is has been the subject of many articles and sited in many papers. Last year asteroid 70401 (more at ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=70401+Davidbishop, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/70401_Davidbishop, and see it at flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/4445564044/) was named in his honor.
This lecture will be announced in upcoming Astronomical Chronicles and on the website. This lecture is currently open to SAS members and the public.