Posted by Vernette Knapp on Apr 23, 2019
Speaker:  Cornelia Lang
President Huber presented Nenu with her Paul Harris +2. Karen Franklin thanked everyone that is signed up to volunteer to ride bike with the students.  She asked for another volunteer to help Jim Peterson build a rack for the bike trailer. We have 20 hours of sweat equity that has to be prior submitting the next grant that is due June 1, 2019.
Pat Schnack spoke about District Governor Tom Narak has dedicated his focus on Promotion of Literacy and Child Abuse Prevention. He has suggested clubs accomplish this by having fundraising and monetary donations. The recent fundraiser Trivia Night $500 after expenses to the Antelope Lending Library.  The goal is $1,000 and this will be accomplished by the next few weeks Happy Bucks. President Dick and Jenny Saylor each contributed checks for the Library cause.
Another idea may be to take books to DVIP.
The Bike Ride Fundraiser is June 15 at Terry True Blood from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The Community Golf Outing is May 20th.  Mike thought that he had enough volunteers. An email will be coming our soon to all volunteers.
Brian Adamac is looking for the Polio Epidemic book that he loaned out last year.  Please return so others can read. Brian also had an Umbrella that can be purchased from Foils of Honor.  The money goes for Fallen Soldiers.
Jim Peterson announced the students will be giving a talk on Xicotepec at the U Of I April 30, 2019
The Rotary Club of Boone will celebrate their 100th Anniversary May 1. District Conference will be May 2-4 at the Sheraton in West Des Moines.
Chris Knapp spoke about the importance of giving to the Rotary Foundation.  The funds that come  back three years later are what allows our club to do District and Global grants.
Deb Galbraith program person for April, introduced Cornelia Lang, Associate Professor on the faculty at the University of Iowa since 2012 in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. She studied Physics and Astronomy at Vassar College and got her PhD in Astronomy from UCLA. As an astronomer, her research focuses on understanding the astrophysics of the very center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Because visible light from this region of our Galaxy is obscured from our view, Professor Lang uses radio, infra-red and x-ray telescopes as well as satellites such as the Hubble Space Telescope. This process helps to understand how stars for, the role of magnetic fields and stars and gas interact in the very extreme part of the Galaxy. She involves both graduate and undergraduates in her research.  She usually takes the students with her to observe the National Radio Astronomy Observatory site in New Mexico every summer. The title of her presentation today is "Journey to the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. A galaxy is a collection of 100 Billion stars and interstellar components of gas, dust and dark matter.  The center of the Galaxy is like a very large city. 
James Van Allen was in Astrophysics  at the University.
 Currently Donald Gurnett is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.