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Friday, August 7th, 2020 at
8pm Central Time on
YouTube Live!

Comets & Wally Pacholka Interview

By Brian Hancock & Jeremy Veldman

With Comet NEOWISE paying us a visit for the first time in 6,800 years, we will take a look at 'The Great Comet of 2020', and hear from others in the MAS Community about their "most-memorable comet experiences."  We will then hear Brian Hancock’s interview with Wally Pacholka- a famous astrophotographer whose image of Comet Hale-Bopp was Time Magazines “Picture of the Year” in 1997!  National Geographic also has used several of his shots, and NASA has shown more than two dozen of his images, including 22 of them as the "Astronomy Picture of the Day" on its Web site.  Don’t miss this highly-informative interview!

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Telescopius Interview with Sebastian Garcia

By Keith Latiolais & Jeremy Veldman 

Jeremy and Keith interview Sebastian Garcia- the founder/creator of Telescopius.  Telescopius is a FREE ONLINE TOOL for astrophotographers who are planning an astrophotography session. The website provides plenty of useful information covering the deep-sky objects visible from your telescope's location and hosts an active community with an image gallery to share your images.  Telescopius is an INVALUABLE FREE RESOURCE for planning your next astrophotography session.  Don’t miss this highly-informative interview!



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About the M.A.S.

The Memphis Astronomical Society is a non-profit, public service organization promoting interest and education in astronomy and related sciences. Founded in 1953

The Memphis Astronomical Society, or M.A.S., is a public service organization which promotes understanding of the science of astronomy through free public lectures and demonstrations. Members are seldom professional astronomers. We work in many different occupations, some in the sciences, but most in other fields. We are amateurs in the basic sense of the word: we study astronomy because we love it. We seek to learn more about it through reading, conversation with other astronomers, professional as well as amateur, and especially through direct observation of celestial objects.

The Memphis Astronomical Society is 501(c)(3) charitable educational society, and as such, donations may be tax deductible (please consult your tax advisor). If you care to make a donation, you may use the link below to so. We will be sure you recieve a reciept for your records.

PayPal.Me/memphisastro


Contact us:

Phone Numbers and email

Jeremy Veldman, President

(662) 418-7511

jrveldman@gmail.com

Keith Latiolais, VP Programs

(901) 457-7180

keith.latiolais@gmail.com

Mark Matthews, VP Observing

(901) 755-5564

mmatthews@bec-memphis.com

Ric Honey

Treasurer and Web Servant

(901) 828-3112

ric@memphisastro.org

Bill Busler, Ambassador

(901) 382-2246

bill.busler@memphisastro.org

Memphis Astronomical Society

P.O. Box 871

Cordova, TN 38088-0871


 

 

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