Illinois College Astronomy Club, in conjunction with the Math and Science Club,
wants to explore the solar system with you this summer!
The club continues
its series of talks about space and all its wonders at the Belleville Campus,
2500 Carlyle Ave. A viewing session will take place at 8 p.m. after each
meeting, weather permitting. The schedule of events for summer 2014 is as
- Solstices-Calendars is Thursday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Main Complex
First Floor Lounge. You’ve probably heard “So, what time is it?” many times and
need only look at your cell phone. Before the advent of clocks, people used the
motion of the Sun and the Moon to tell time. During this meeting, you’ll learn
how the Solstice is associated with the sun’s position, dates, time and our
location on Earth.
- Kepler, O my, how big you’re getting the Solar System! is Wednesday, July
9 at 3 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Complex Theatre. During ancient times people
thought Earth was the center of the universe. Ancient philosophers Aristotle
and Ptolemy thought the planet stood still while everything else rotated around
it. In this session, discover how Kepler’s analysis of Tycho Brahe’s
observations changed the viewpoint of our earth from geocentric to
The sessions are
free and open to the public. Contact Club Adviser Kyle Stumbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org; Associate
Professor of Mathematics Robin Anderson at email@example.com; or College
Activities at 618-235-2700, ext. 5561, for more information.