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From Astronomy to Astrophysics

Program Meeting - January 2019

Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 PM

Our guest speaker this month will be Dr. Christian Hummel. A staff astronomer with the European Southern Observatory since 2003, he spent four years in Santiago, Chile, before moving to Garching, Germany, in May 2007. In his talk he will demonstrate how astronomy, the science of the phenomena and motions of heavenly bodies, has become astrophysics, the science of the nature and interaction between everything which makes up our universe.
The recognition that the fundamental laws of physics apply everywhere in the universe is the basis for our ability to learn about how galaxies, the stars and their planets formed, and what more exotic objects lurk in the depths of the distant universe.
Before taking up his appointment at ESO, Dr. Hummel was an astronomer with the United States Naval Observatory. He took part in the  Optical Interferometer Project in 1991, as a research associate and conducted extensive observations using the Mark III Stellar Interferometer on Mt. Wilson (CA) and the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer at Lowell Observatory on Anderson Mesa (AZ). For more information about Dr Hummel and his work please refer to his bio: http://www.eso.org/~chummel/vita/vitae.html
For more information about joining AAUPW or attending a future meeting, check out How to Join or contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de


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Women’s March Munich 2019

Help Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 2pm until 5pm

The board of AAUPW voted unanimously to participate in this years Women's March. We will be marching and carrying our banner with great pride. Below is information regarding the march. If anyone is interested in helping carrying the banner, please let me know. Lastly if anyone feels like they would like to speak at this event, please contact me, so we can let the sponsors organizing the event know ASAP.

Come join with us for the Women´s March Munich 2019. The 2018 vote brought us a historic 24% congressional woman serving in the 116th Congress. We are celebrating this land mark event! This is only a beginning… If you were one of the 1900 that previously joined us in January, you know how invigorating having each other's’ support is.

This year there is a petition if you support adding the ERA or Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to guarantee women all the rights men have… not just the one right to vote. Come and Sign the Equal Rights Amendment petition! Bring your friends and request the petition for Virginia to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Valentine´s Day 2019.

January 19, 2019 at 2pm - 5pm
WHERE: Geschwister-Scholl-Platz , Munich 80539, Germany - PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION!
Google map and directions
CONTACT: Patrick Oberlaender · DAG-Munich@democratsabroad.org


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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs Gloria Coates

Concert will feature works of member Gloria Coates

At our March meeting, Gloria Coates, one of our esteemed members, will be our speaker (interviewed by Valerie Errante). A concert in which three of her symphonies are performed will be aired on BBC next week and we would like to share the info with our members, in case they are interested.

The work of AAUPW member Gloria Coates was recently featured in a concert in Scotland which will be aired on the BBC Radio Saturday, January 12th at 11pm our time. The program is called "Hear and Now,"and will feature three symphonies written by Gloria and performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under conductor Ilan Volkov.

It is rare to have the entire concert devoted to one person, especially a woman composer, so this is a big honor for Gloria. You can listen to it on your computer via BBC Radio 3 "Hear and Now" January 12, 2019, 23:00 local time.

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GNO – Come join us for an evening play

“Jetlag” at the Rationaltheater

 January 15,  16 and 17th  2019

Austrian author and artist Roland Hagenberg describes in 21 acts how to deal with dementia –  from the point of view of a single mother in Munich and her son, who lives in Tokyo. Within a year, the mother suffers various stages of the illness, ranging from forgetfulness, denial and cover up to complete helplessness. The son regularly visits her. Every flight becomes a confrontation with himself. There are conflicts, reproaches, moments of despair and comfort.

“Jetlag” has autobiographical traits. Roland Hagenberg, who has been living in Japan for 25 year, describes not only the course of a deadly disease, but also a predicament of our time: “disproportionate distance,” as he calls it. “On the multicultural, interconnected, global level the world moves closer together. On the interpersonal it drifts apart. Conflicts arise within every family – at the latest when confronting old age, since sacrificing your time to care for parents puts your ability to compete at risk and therefore your income or even your own provision for old age in a market-oriented society.”

The recommendation of our fellow member Elizabeth who says, "The topic fits perfectly with the program meeting from November!  It is a small theater, but the various staging techniques were very effective and unusual.  I really enjoyed seeing it." If you are interested in seeing this play with some of your fellow members, look for an Evite to be coming around later this week.

"Einlass: 19:00 Uhr, Beginn: 20:00 Uhr,  Eintritt 20 Euro
Kartenreservierung: ticket@rationaltheater.de
Hesseloherstr. 18, 80802 München ; Tel: 089 335003

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Hands Gallery event

Exhibit "Durchs wilde Österreich"

AAUPW  Member  Claudia Ziersch cordially invites you to the opening of
the  exhibit  "Durchs wilde Österreich" on Saturday, January 12 from 3 to  6  p.m.  Artist  Michael Ried will be present to explain his inspiration and technique.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Hands Gallery is a cooperative of artisans who create and sell a selection of unique items. Every item is individually crafted by hand, providing customers with a one-of-a-kind product that can’t be found anywhere else.

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Reading list for Winter

Book Club - Winter 2019

January - A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The novel tells the story of a Russian aristocrat living under house arrest in a luxury hotel for 30 years. Visit Amor Towles website where he has a wonderful piece answering questions about how his novel, A Gentleman in Moscow came about, See: http://www.amortowles.com/gentleman-moscow-amor-towles/gentleman-moscow-qa-amor-towles/


February - The Feminine Mystique

Feminine mystique by Betty Friedan

They called it a book that changed the consciousness of America and the world. Now considered a groundbreaking, classic—Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique defined "the problem that has no name," that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement in 1973 and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since.  Became a national bestseller, selling over 1 million copies.

March - The Last Palace

The Last Palace  by Norman Eisen

Norman Eisen tells the story of the historically significant  Petschek Palace where he lived for three years as U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic beginning in 2011. He uses the 1920s neoclassicist mansion and several of its most notable residents to tell the turbulent history of a country torn by war, occupation and revolution. 

 Read the transcript from NPR Interview with Norman Eisen On Prague's 'Last Palace': NPR's Scott Simon talks with Norman Eisen about his new book, The Last Palace.

Stay informed

Upcoming books are: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari and Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline.  For more information about upcoming book club meetings, contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de