General Meetings and the M.A.S. Speaker Series
Welcome to the Memphis Astronomical Society’s General Meetings Page!
Established with a passion for exploring the cosmos and understanding the wonders of the universe, our society has been fostering a community of astronomy enthusiasts, both seasoned observers and curious newcomers, since the 1950’s.
The Memphis Astronomical Society usually meets at Rhodes College on the 1st Friday of every month. Yet sometimes we meet via zoom only when we are using non-local speakers. Refer to the calendar for the latest information. We always stream meetings live on zoom and post them to our youtube channel. You can see the videos if you scroll down.
Our General Meetings serve as a time for members to come together, share their knowledge, and experience captivating presentations on various astronomical topics. Whether you’re an amateur astronomer, a seasoned professional, or simply someone fascinated by the night sky, our meetings offer something for everyone.
Our meetings feature a diverse lineup of distinguished speakers, including astronomers, researchers, educators, and space enthusiasts, and amateurs who come from various backgrounds and institutions. They bring their unique perspectives and cutting-edge insights into the cosmos, enlightening us with the latest discoveries, space missions, celestial events, and breakthroughs in astrophysics.
The heart of our gatherings lies in the interesting speakers who present their expertise and knowledge in the field of astronomy. Each meeting features a diverse lineup of distinguished speakers, including astronomers, researchers, educators, and space enthusiasts, and amateurs who come from various backgrounds and institutions. They bring their unique perspectives and cutting-edge insights into the cosmos, enlightening us with the latest discoveries, space missions, celestial events, and breakthroughs in astrophysics.
From awe-inspiring talks about distant galaxies and exoplanets to discussions about the history of astronomy and the latest developments in space exploration, our speakers ensure that each meeting is an intellectually stimulating experience. They have a knack for making complex topics accessible and engaging to our diverse audience, ensuring that everyone leaves with a deeper appreciation for the universe that surrounds us.
In addition to the educational aspect, our General Meetings also provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for members to connect with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and foster lasting friendships. We believe that sharing our passion for astronomy is not only an enriching experience but also a way to inspire future generations to explore the wonders of the cosmos.
So, whether you’re an amateur stargazer or a seasoned astronomer, we invite you to join us at the Memphis Astronomical Society’s General Meetings. Embark on a journey through the cosmos and discover the endless marvels that await us all. Together, let’s explore the universe and unveil its mysteries one meeting at a time.