SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, July 16, 2010
A Websurfer's Guide To the Universe
The internet has made spectacular views of stars, planets, and galaxies accessible, often almost
as soon as they are produced. It has published results of the latest professional research
and provided amateur astronomers with customized star charts and other tools for observing the
heavens. If you know where on the Web to look. This program will be an introduction to some of
the websites that chart the skies, publish the pictures, and report the research - all delivered free
of charge to your computer screen.
Rich Heuermann is the Outreach Program Coordinator of the NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium
at Washington University. A Webster Groves resident, he is also an amateur astronomer
and long-time member of the Saint Louis Astronomical Society.