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The Memphis Astronomical Society

will present the following presentations at our

Friday, March 1st, 2019

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.

Moon Rocks are Coming to the M.A.S.

by Jeremy Veldman

After the presentation, visitors will have a chance to view lunar samples collected by Astronauts from the Apollo missions and meteorite samples from remote places on Earth.

Where did the moon come from? Before the Apollo moon landings, the most obvious theory was "coformation" (the Earth and moon formed at the same time). Then Astronauts brought back moon rocks, which were chemically analyzed and yielded some surprising results. Jeremy will discuss what we've learned about the geology, history, and SURPRISING origin of the moon from studying moon rocks. The commonly-accepted theory for the origin of the moon- within the scientific community- is both SURPRISING and CONTROVERSIAL!

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Messier Marathon on March 9th

The M.A.S. will host an all night attempt to find and view as many Messier Objects as possible during our regular Observing Session on March 9th, 2019.

Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be served before dark and pancakes for breakfast in the early morning hours.

Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can have enough food!


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
Jeremy Veldman, President (662) 418-7511
Rebecca Love, VP Programs (901) 451-4821
Mark Matthews, VP Observing

(901) 755-5564
Sarita Joshi, Treasurer (901) 752-5761
Ric Honey, Web Servant (901) 828-3112

Bill Busler, Ambassador

(901) 382-2246

Memphis Astronomical Society

P.O. Box 871

Cordova, TN 38088-0871




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