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The Memphis Astronomical Society

will present the following presentations at our

Friday, December 7th, 2018

General meeting held at Christian Brothers University in the Science Auditorium of Assissi Hall.

The meeting begins at 8:00 pm

All MAS Programs are FREE and open to the general public.


BUYING YOUR FIRST TELESCOPE

by Freddy Diaz

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 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 Freddy’s presentation.

Not Just for Newcommers

Freddy will also touch on accessories like Cameras, Eyepieces and Filters.

 


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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.

The Memphis Astronomical Society is 501(c)(3) charitable educational society, and as such, donations may be tax deductible (please consult your tax advisor). If you care to make a donation, you may use the link below to so. We will be sure you recieve a reciept for your records.

PayPal.Me/memphisastro


Contact us:
Phone Numbers and email
Ric Honey, President (901) 828-3112 ric@memphisastro.org
Jeremy Veldman, VP Programs

(662) 418-7511

jeremy@memphisturnkey.com
Mark Matthews, VP Observing (901) 755-5564 mmatthews@bec-memphis.com
Sarita Joshi, Treasurer (901) 752-5761 sarita.joshi@memphisastro.org

Bill Busler

(901) 382-2246 bill.busler@memphisastro.org

Memphis Astronomical Society

P.O. Box 871

Cordova, TN 38088-0871


 

 

 

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