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Please note meeting date change as the first Friday is on

Labor Day Weekend

September 9th, 2016


Part III

by Tom Richardson

Just about everybody has a cellphone with a built-in camera. Your cellphone is probably quite capable of making some impressive astrophotos. Tom will show how to make a cheap and easily-fabricated holder that will allow you to easily make some neat pictures of some of the brighter celestial objects with your telescope and cell phone..



Part I

by Ric Honey

An introduction to the use of video cameras in astronomy, including some history of how and why it got started and why it’s still a good idea. Ric will also cover some of the theory of operation of solid state cameras in general.

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, Treasurer (901) 755-6499  
Richard Moore (901) 737-3278  
Tom Richardson, VP Programs (901) 568-2370  

Ric Honey, Web Servant

(901) 828-3112


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