Mat Kaplan, Host of the popular public radio and podcast series Planetary Society’s Planetary Radio Program will join us via Skype to talk about the serious threat to exploration of our solar system even as we enjoy a golden age of missions and science. Award-winning Planetary Radio is heard on 150 stations around the world, along with Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Mat has a connection to University of Virginia! His father, a Norfolk native, came to Charlottesville after WWII for medical school!
Club members and the general public are welcome to attend. The meeting starts at 6:45 pm on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. At the meeting conclusion, we will open the 26″ McCormick Telescope for observing (weather permitting).