Hello All. This is my first topic thread, so I hope that it is pertinent and will intrigue. I may create more of a similar character in the future - however, that is not what you are here for, so I'll just jump right in.
On this thread, you can post about upcoming events in the world of science, particularly those related to astronomy, that you are looking forward to. These could be scientific symposiums, university events, astronomy tours, NASA projects and launches - you name it. Write why you are looking forward to it, what it is about, and maybe supply some links if it is circulating on the internet etc. If you did partake in some way in the event - come back here and tell us about it! Post pictures if you have 'em and are comfortable with sharing them.
One of the reasons I am creating this thread now is because as of the posting of this, August is fast coming, and so for me and all the other folks living on the northern hemisphere of our planet, the annual Perseid meteor is just around the corner. Amateur astronomers are eagerly awaiting the night so that they can have a more plausible excuse to stay out for just a little bit longer, while those who engage in astrophotography can finally capture that one magical long-exposure shot of streaking meteorites (yeah, I speak from experience here). On this night of Aug. 11/12, I am planning to have a small gathering in my back yard with some friends and watch the showers. That is my upcoming Event. A meteor shower is of course a classic example because even people who do not consider themselves to be amateur astronomers (sort of hard when all you have to do is look up) can participate.