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The Memphis Astronomical Society

will present the following presentations at our

Friday, December 7th, 2018

General meeting held at Christian Brothers University in the Science Auditorium of Assissi Hall.

The meeting begins at 8:00 pm

All MAS Programs are FREE and open to the general public.

Introduction to Telescopes

by Ric Honey

As Part of our annual How to Buy a Telescope for Christmas program, Ric will open with a general description of telescope basics and why there are so many choices.

During the Break - Telescope Swap Meet

If you have a telescope or accessories that you'd like to sell or trade, bring them to the meeting, there might be someone there looking to buy!

followed by


by Freddy Diaz

This time of year, a lot of new telescopes are purchased as Christmas gifts.  Unfortunately, many of them turn out to be unsatisfactory for a number of reasons, and consequently end up in closets or attics.  In order to head off this recurring problem, Freddy will discuss the various features considered desirable in a beginner’s telescope, as well as certain flaws to be avoided.  If you (or any people you know) are planning to purchase a telescope any time soon, please plan to attend, and invite your friends to hear Freddy’s presentation.

Not Just for Newcommers

Freddy will also touch on accessories like Cameras, Eyepieces and Filters.



Asteroid named for local Amateur Astronomer

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.


Contact us:
Phone Numbers and email
Ric Honey, President (901) 828-3112
Jeremy Veldman, VP Programs

(662) 418-7511
Mark Matthews, VP Observing (901) 755-5564
Sarita Joshi, Treasurer (901) 752-5761

Bill Busler

(901) 382-2246

Memphis Astronomical Society

P.O. Box 871

Cordova, TN 38088-0871




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