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The Memphis Astronomical Society

will present the following presentations at our

Friday, October 6th, 2017

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

The meeting begins at 8:00 pm

LIGHT POLUTION PUBLIC AWARENESS* * by James Bruce McMath

For five billion years the earth and its inhabitants evolved in a day night cycle.  Only a few generations ago the invention of the electric light bulb began a process that would alter that natural cycle over a growing portion of the globe.  Viewed as only a good thing in the beginning, of late it has become increasing apparent that there are many consequences to turning night into day, for the environment and our health.  McMath will capsulize the emerging concerns, and the strategies that would allow us to have the benefits of artificial light in our cities while minimizing the local biological impacts and protecting our remain natural places.

Mr. McMath is a lawyer in private practice with McMath Woods P.A. in Little Rock, AR. He has served in executive and board capacities with a number of state level professional, environmental and civic organizations. He currently is Vice Chair of the Grassroots Empowerment Committee of the International Dark Sky Association, is Chair of the AR Chapter of that organization and serves on the energy subcommittee of the Little Rock Mayor’s sustainability commission.

BREAK: Time to refresh and mix and mingle. Please talk with our visitors and make them feel welcome!

Black Holes* * by Felix Springfield

Black Holes are undoubtedly one of the most popular and mysterious of all astronomical objects. 
Join us for an introductory presentation of the origin and properties of these highly extraordinary objects in our universe. 



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
Ric Honey, President (901) 828-3112 ric@memphisastro.org
Jeremy Veldman, VP Programs

(662) 418-7511

jeremy@memphisturnkey.com
Mark Matthews, VP Observing (901) 755-5564 mmatthews@bec-memphis.com
Sarita Joshi, Treasurer (901) 752-5761 sarita.joshi@memphisastro.org

Bill Busler

(901) 382-2246 bill.busler@memphisastro.org

Memphis Astronomical Society

P.O. Box 871

Cordova, TN 38088-0871


 

 

 

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