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Part II

by Freddy Diaz

Following the lead of Bill Busler’s presentation in June, Freddy will discuss other astrophotography methods, such as afocal astrophotography, eyepiece projection, CCD imaging, and the latest on a new trend: astrophotography with your smartphone.

Followed by a short break and then



by Walter Heger

More info The Fermi paradox, named after Enrico Fermi, is the apparent contradiction between the high probability estimates, e.g. given by the Drake equation, for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, and the lack of evidence for them. Walter will discuss the reasons for the paradox, and will lead a group discussion to consider other alternatives.on this talk will appear here later.

FREE Astronomy Course

A FREE Astronomy Course was recently offered during the regular M.A.S. General meetings. We recorded all of the lectures and posted them on our YouTube Channel.

Click here for a Short Course Lecture and Study Guide with links to the YouTube Lectures

There is a test for those who want to earn a Certificate suitable for framing.

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
Bill Busler, President (901) 382-2246
Bill Wilson (901) 755-6499  
Richard Moore (901) 737-3278  
Tom Richardson (901) 568-2370  

Ric Honey, Web Servant

(901) 828-3112


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