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December 2nd, 2016
BUYING YOUR FIRST TELESCOPE
by Freddy Diaz, Tim Vent, and Tom Richardson
This time of year, a lot of new telescopes are purchased as Christmas gifts. Unfortunately, many of them turn out to be unsatisfactory for a number of reasons, and consequently end up in closets or attics. In order to head off this recurring problem, Freddy, Tim, and Tom will discuss the various features considered desirable in a beginner’s telescope, as well as certain flaws to be avoided. If you (or any people you know) are planning to purchase a telescope any time soon, please plan to attend, and invite your friends to hear this presentation..
by Ric Honey
From Relativity to the Standard of Model via Quantum Fields, Ric will discuss his quest for understanding the universe since joining the Memphis Astronomical Society in the early 1990’s, with a focus on the incredible accuracy of the Standard Model. Things are not what they seem to be!
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, 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.
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