Please join us for the August General meeting of the Houston Astronomical Society online. Our speaker this month is longtime member of HAS and former past president, Bill Pellerin.
Everything that you see in the night sky is visible to you because of light from a star. The stars themselves, nebulae, planets, moons, are visible because of starlight. Stars are born in clouds of cosmic gas and dust and provide light as a product of nuclear fusion. I will explain the evolutionary paths of low and high mass stars. The Astronomical League program includes a 27-page guide to stellar evolution, and a list of 100 objects to observe.
About Bill Pellerin:
Bill Pellerin was president of the Houston Astronomical Society in 2012-2013. He is the author and coordinator of the ‘Stellar Evolution’ observing program for the Astronomical League. He has awarded 80 observers with a pin and certificate for completing the program (since 2013). He is the east Texas manager for the International Dark Sky Association, a member of the McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors and the American Association of Variable Star observers. He is currently active in observing R Crb type variable stars and reporting those observations to the AAVSO.