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August CAS Meeting

August 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

The Urban Astronomer

Deep Sky Observing from Urban & Suburban Locations

Rod Mollise, Contributing Editor, Sky & Telescope

“Uncle” Rod Mollise, a Contributing Editor at Sky & Telescope magazine, is familiar to amateur astronomers as the author of numerous books and magazine articles on every aspect of astronomy, amateur and professional. He is most well-known, however, for his books on Schmidt Cassegrain Telescopes, SCTs, and especially Choosing and Using a New CAT (Springer), now in its second edition, which has become the standard reference for these instruments.

In addition to Sky & Telescope and his books, Rod’s writing can be found in his popular online blog, Uncle Rod’s Astro Blog. Somehow, he also finds time to teach astronomy to undergraduates at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, and to voyage the night sky with his beloved telescopes.

Our July Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 4 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Arts Center (1119 5th St SW, 22902)

Any member who is two weeks past their final COVID shot is welcome to join us in person.  The meeting will also be Zoomed.

Last month we had a group meeting at the Timberwood Taphouse at 5th Street Station at 5:30 pm before the meeting.  If someone would like to take care of reservation for this, please let me know and I will send a google sign-up around.  Timberwood Taphouse is just a short drive from the Municipal Arts Center.

Members and Guests are Welcome!

Organizer – Steve Layman