Observing the Moon by Andrew Planck

Thursday, February 19, 2015 – 7:00pm

Andrew will give a talk on the Moon, discussing its history, formation, and the many fascinating objects that can be seen with even a small telescope. If you have a telescope that’s been gathering dust because you’re not sure what to do with it, or have been considering buying a telescope, Andrew will show you how the Moon is an easy object that will keep you and your telescope busy for years. Andrew has written a book on the Moon, “What’s Hot on the Moon Tonight?” which has just been published. After the presentation there will be a book signing and an opportunity to purchase the book.

Andrew Planck has been an enthusiastic amateur astronomer for over 50 years and a regular volunteer at the Little Thompson Observatory for the past ten years. He is a retired middle school teacher and is an accomplished musician whose diverse musical skills include the piano, autoharp, didgeridoo, musical spoons, alphorn, and Highland bagpipe. Andrew was the Pipe Major of the award winning City of Denver Bagpipe Band for 12 years.

Retiring from teaching French to middle school students, he was a recipient of the Young Educator Award given by the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers in 1984. He holds double B.A. degrees in French and English Literature. Using a scholarship he won from the University of Colorado, Denver, he spent a year studying in France.  Andrew has two daughters and lives with his wife, Susan, in Boulder, Colorado. What’s Hot on the Moon Tonight? is his first book.

The meeting will be at the IHOP Restaurant, 2040 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont, Please join us for  for coffee, dinner or just desert around 6 pm; The general meeting and presentation will begin at 7 pm.

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