Special HAL Meeting on Thursday, February 21st (Open to the Public)
HAL is pleased to have Dr. Jerry Bonnell, one of the founders of APOD, speaking at this month's meeting. The meeting will be held at 7:30PM on the
lower level of the Robinson Nature Center.
Due to the Large anticipated audience we will be in Auditorium adjacent to our usual meeting room.
Signs will point the way. Alternately, inquire at the front desk when entering the building.
Driving Directions to HAL Meeting:
The Robinson Nature Center (Map)
6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
ABOUT DR. BONNELL
Dr. Jerry Bonnell received a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Maryland in 1987. He has since enjoyed working on a variety of astrophysical
satellite projects at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center including the Cosmic Background Explorer, the International Ultraviolet Explorer, the
Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, and the Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). While his research interests have wandered across
the entire electromagnetic spectrum, since 1992 they have focused on the time histories and spectral evolution of cosmic gamma-ray bursts.
Author of popular books, reviews, and magazine articles on astronomy and high-energy astrophysics, Dr. Bonnell is also a founding editor and author
of the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). Begun in 1995, APOD remains one of the Largest archives of annotated astronomy and space related
images on the World Wide Web.
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