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Friday, March 1st, 2019
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, 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.
|Phone Numbers and email
|Jeremy Veldman, President
|Rebecca Love, VP Programs
|Mark Matthews, VP Observing
|Sarita Joshi, Treasurer
|Ric Honey, Web Servant
Bill Busler, Ambassador
Memphis Astronomical Society
P.O. Box 871
Cordova, TN 38088-0871