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General Meeting – October 2023

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT


October 13
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
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Kevin Schindler


"What's Up?"
Chris Butler from OCA


Irvine Lecture Hall of the Chapman University
336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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This is a free and open to the public hybrid event, held both inperson and online. Due to the newly effective insurance requirements, we regret that we can not allow people under 18 on the Chapman Campus, they are welcome to attend online.

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This meeting’s speaker will present online from Flagstaff, Arizona.



The Discovery of Pluto




The search for, and eventual discovery of, Pluto is a colorful tale of dedication, perseverance. and personal triumph. It was a real needle-in-haystack effort that is as much about the human spirit as it is scientific pursuits.


Kevin Schindler is the historian at Lowell Observatory – where he has worked for 28 years – and an active member of the Flagstaff history and science communities. He has written more than 600 magazine and newspaper articles on subjects ranging from local history and astronomy to baseball and the Lincoln Memorial, and contributes a bi-weekly astronomy column, “View from Mars Hill”, for the Arizona Daily Sun newspaper. He has written seven books, including Historic Tales of Flagstaff (written with Mike Kitt). Fun fact: Kevin has both a fossil crab and asteroid named after him.