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April 7th, 2017 at 8:00 pm CST

in the Science Auditorium of Assisi Hall on the campus of

Christian Brothers University

The Memphis Astronomical Society presents

WHY WE SHOULD NOT GO TO MARS

by Grace Sammarco

With Mars at the forefront of news in the astronomical world, it is easy to get swept up in the notion that colonizing Mars is the next "giant leap" for mankind. But is that really what's best? In this talk we will discuss the future of space travel and why some believe that this shouldn't include going to Mars.

INTERMISSION

During the break, knowledgeable M.A.S. members will individually
assist visitors in setting up their telescopes.

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY USING GIMP

by Keith Latiolais

Professional photographers, as well as expert amateurs, do everything they can to create the perfect picture. These days, that means working with some type of post-capture processing software program. Astrophotography is no exception. While it is an exciting and rewarding hobby, astrophotography can get expensive, quickly. Before you invest thousands, and discover the hobby just isn't for you, take advantage of some of the tools available for free. In this presentation, the speaker will introduce the group to a processing software program named GIMP. Although GIMP might not be as advanced as some software programs for astrophotography, you can't beat the price. Even if you have no interest in astrophotography, editing that family photo might just make next year's Christmas card list.



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

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P.O. Box 871

Cordova, TN 38088-0871


 

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