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UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE
MEMPHIS ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY HAS SUSPENDED ALL PUBLIC GATHERINGS.

PLEASE DO ALL YOU CAN TO STAY SAFE DURING THE COVID-19  PANDEMIC

 
Friday, July 10th, 2020 at
8pm Central Time on
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M.A.S. goes to Mars

By Jeremy Veldman

Next year, Earth invades Mars.  If everything goes according to plan- China will send it's first probe to Mars (HX-1), UAE will send it's Hope orbiter to Mars; and the U.S. will send it's "Mars 2020" Rover (a.k.a. Perseverance) to Mars to look for biosignatures (evidence of past life) and cache samples to be returned to Earth in the future.  With 3 missions from 3 different countries heading for Mars in July 2020, we will take a look at the history of the exploration of Mars and future missions to the Red Planet, as the M.A.S. goes to MARS.

We will have an update on Future M.A.S. Events and Observing Sessions, which are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.




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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.

PayPal.Me/memphisastro


Contact us:

Phone Numbers and email

Jeremy Veldman, President

(662) 418-7511

jrveldman@gmail.com

Keith Latiolais, VP Programs

(901) 457-7180

keith.latiolais@gmail.com

Mark Matthews, VP Observing

(901) 755-5564

mmatthews@bec-memphis.com

Ric Honey

Treasurer and Web Servant

(901) 828-3112

ric@memphisastro.org

Bill Busler, Ambassador

(901) 382-2246

bill.busler@memphisastro.org

Memphis Astronomical Society

P.O. Box 871

Cordova, TN 38088-0871


 

 

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