Astronomy is looking up!

However we are meeting via Zoom once a month. Come here frequently for links.

Memphis Astrophotography Forum

Discussion/Demo of Image Post Processing with PixInsight or Photoshop

Saturday, Feb. 27th, 2021, at 7:00pm CST (Zoom- LINK HERE)

March 5th Memphis Astronomical Zoom Meeting- LINK HERE

Time Dilation

Presenter: Jed Cowell

Time Dilation – the mathematical predictions of Einstein related to changes in clock readouts when non-inertial clocks are subjected to changes in relative velocity or gravity, have been proven correct to 15+ decimal points. However the conclusion that this is caused by time warping is incorrect. Rather, the appearance of Time Dilation is actually caused by changes in which the clocks keep the pace of time, due to the effects that relative motion or gravity have on the pace of time keeping of the components of the clock. This assertion is supported by experiments from the NIST laboratories in Boulder, CO, utilizing Aluminum Ion clocks.

April M.A.S. Meeting

The Great Dimming of Betelgeuse
By Tom Calderwood

Professional and amateur astronomers are working to understand why the famed red supergiant faded so dramatically. Tom’s article was featured on the cover of Sky and Telescope Magazine.

By Tom Calderwood

For everyone’s safety, all public observing events are canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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