Monday, August 20, 2012, 3:00 pm in the Main Yurt
When it comes to variable stars there is nothing better than one that keeps exploding. Cataclysmic Variables are such an animal. The paths taken to this “Super” brightening are as varied as the stars themselves. Learn what makes cataclysmic variables tick. You just might get hooked on these fascinating objects.
Steve is Vice president of the 101 year old Cincinnati Astronomical Society. He can trace his astronomical roots back to the second grade. From that moment Steve has been excited to share with people the grandeur of the night sky. While at TCU, Steve had the opportunity to co-op on a construction project at McDonald observatory. While there he participated in Public outreach for the observatory but job and school took him back to Fort Worth and from there He moved to Cincinnati where he is a presenter and lecturer for the Cincinnati Observatory Center, Drake Science Center, Cincinnati State College. Steve has a Blog about Astronomy, Steve’s Astrocorner. He had the honor of writing Renowned Planetary Scientist, Jim Elliot’s Obituary for the science community which was picked up nationally. During the Transit of Venus event held at the Drake Science Center in Cincinnati, Steve had the honor of speaking about the history of the transit to about 500 people as well as rub elbows with Frank Drake as he celebrated his 82nd Birthday.