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November 4th, 2016

Online Weather Resources

You May Not Know About

by Austen Onek

Astronomy is, of necessity, mostly an outdoor activity and, therefore, weather dependent! Austen Onek, meteorologist at WREG (Channel 3), will inform us of lots of available weather information sites that the “Big Boys” use to predict weather, including long-range forecast models. After Austen’s presentation, we should be able to make better plans for our observing sessions, both individually and as a group.



by Rebecca Love

“Less than 100 years ago, everyone could look up and see a spectacular starry night sky. Now, millions of children across the globe will never experience the Milky Way where they live. The increased and widespread use of artificial light at night is not only impairing our view of the universe, it is adversely affecting our environment, our safety, our energy consumption, and our health.”

Rebecca will outline the adverse effects of light pollution and what can be done to reduce the amount of light pollution in our environment.

Astronomy Course

A FREE Astronomy Course was recently offered during the regular M.A.S. General meetings. We recorded all of the lectures and posted them on our YouTube Channel.

Click here for a Short Course Lecture and Study Guide with links to the YouTube Lectures

There is a test for those who want to earn a Certificate suitable for framing.

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.

Contact us:
Phone Numbers and email
Bill Busler, President (901) 382-2246
Bill Wilson, Treasurer (901) 755-6499  
Richard Moore (901) 737-3278  
Tom Richardson, VP Programs (901) 568-2370  

Ric Honey, Web Servant

(901) 828-3112



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