2014 Section Meeting

Save the Date!

2014 North Central Section Meeting

Come fly around the bend to South Bend, Indiana next spring!


Registration information is available at our website:

http://indianadunes99s.org


2014 Spring Section Meeting

Friday, April 4th, 4pm to Sunday, April 6th, 10am

123 North Saint Joseph Street

South Bend, IN

The South Bend Doubletree Hotel will be hosting the North Central 99s. Make plans now to attend!

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/S/SBNSBDT-TNN-20140404/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

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The Newly Renovated South Bend Doubletree

Enjoy free parking, fresh cookies, and the new look!


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Notre Dame Locker Room

Our 49 1/2s will be treated to a tour of Notre Dame including the locker room!


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Copshalom Mansion Tour

Spend Saturday afternoon touring this mansion and visiting the history center.


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Keynote Speaker - Notre Dame astrophysicist, Justin Crepp

"The M-dwarf Opportunity": Why the Smallest Stars will Inform our Understanding of Life elsewhere in the Universe


Recent results from NASA's Kepler space mission show that the smallest stars in the universe, the so-called M-dwarfs, have a propensity to form planets similar in size to the Earth. In this talk, Dr. Crepp will explain why M-dwarfs provide a unique opportunity for detecting terrestrial planets located in the habitable zone, and how forth-coming astronomical telescopes and instruments will allow us to study nearby worlds similar to our own in unprecedented detail.