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A FREE Astronomy Course is being offered during the regular M.A.S. General Meetings, which are generally held the first Friday night of every month at 8 pm in the Assisi Hall Science Auditorium on the campus of Christian Brothers University at East Parkway South and Central Avenue. Enter from Central Ave. opposite the Fairgrounds. 

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February 5, 2016

Final Short Course Lecture!


by William J. Busler

For the final instalment the M.A.S. Short Course in Astronomy, Bill will cover the use of Cepheid variables as “yardsticks” to nearby galaxies; distance determinations to more remote galaxies; the red shift and Hubble’s constant; the “Big Bang” and the expanding Universe; and the age of the Universe.


"Dark Engergy"

by Jeremy Veldman

Just in case you thought you were beginning to understand the Universe, Jeremy will discuss evidence for an energy source that is causing the expansion of the Universe to accelerate. Weird!

Catch up on past Short Course lectures on our YouTube Channel

Click here for a Short Course Lecture Study Guide

The course is FREE and open to the public!

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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.

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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