August 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Main Yurt
Monday Morning: "Atmosphere – Astronomer’s Friend or Foe?" @ Main Yurt | Circleville | West Virginia | United States

Alan Goldberg, The MITRE Corp. & NOVAC member
While the atmosphere protects us, oxygenates us, and allows us to speak, it also messes up our observations. This talk will survey the ways in which the atmosphere distorts our view, blocks light from the objects we want to see, and adds light that gets in the way.