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The MEMPHIS ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY holds a general meeting monthly, usually in-person and on the first Friday evening of the month. These meetings are also broadcast live via Zoom for our remote audience.

M.A.S. also holds a monthly virtual astrophotography focus meeting.

Next General Meeting-
April 14, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

The Sinister Behind the Smile: Living with an Active Star

Kristine Larsen, Ph.D.
Ph.D. (she/her)
Director, CCSU Honors Program
Editor, Astronomical League’s Reflector magazine
Co-leader, AAVSO Solar Section
Professor of Astronomy
Earth and Space Sciences Dept.
Central Connecticut State University

Rhodes College, Roberston Hall, Room 110   
(map HERE ).

We’ve all been warned not to look at the sun, but there are observers who do exactly that – daily! Learn how to safely observe the ever-changing surface of our nearest star, and the reasons why the average person should care about sunspots, coronal mass ejections, and geomagnetic storms.

Dr. Kristine Larsen has been an astronomy professor at Central Connecticut State University since 1989. Her teaching and research focus on the intersections between science and society, including sexism and science; science and popular culture (especially science in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien); and the history of science. She is the author of the books Stephen Hawking: A Biography, Cosmology 101, The Women Who Popularized Geology in the 19th Century, Particle Panic!, and Science, Technology, and Magic in The Witcher. She is co-Director of the AAVSO solar observing section and Editor of the Astronomical League’s Reflector magazine.

Zoom meeting link.

Next Astrophotography Focus Meeting
April date to come, 2023 @ 7:00pm

Zoom meeting link

Moderator: Merrel Miller et al
Topic: to come

March 18: Burton’s Sugar Farm
March 24: Bobby Lanier Farm Park Observing
March 25: Pinson Mounds observing
March 31: Memphis Botanic Garden Observing
April 15: Village Creek Star Party

See Calendar for more
observing events

The Memphis Astronomical Society is a non-profit, public service organization promoting interest and education in astronomy and related sciences. Founded in 1953.

We offer

  • Telescope tips
  • Astronomy programs
  • Physics programs
  • Hands on telescope training
  • Astronomy telescope videos
  • Dark sky observing
  • Astronomy equipment help guides

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 do so. We will be sure you receive a receipt for your records.

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