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VIRTUAL MEETING & Livestream: Satellites of Love: Missions to Venus (Encore)
March 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Due to COVID-19, and out of concern for our members’ health and the health of the general public, we will be moving to virtual meetings until the crisis has passed and we can meet safely again. We will be streaming the meeting and presentation live on our YouTube channel:
You can also join our Discord channel to participate in live chat and q-and-a – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
We do a bit of club business early on, then have a major presentation usually put together by one of our members.
Here is our revised schedule:
7:00-7:30 PM– come into the Discord channel, check your audio connection, get acclimated
7:30-7:45 PM– Officers’ and SIG reports
7:45-8:00 PM– In the News/In the Sky
8:00-8:15 PM– Observing reports and Ask an Astronomy Question
8:15-9:00 PM– Feature presentation
9 PM – ? — open chat, maybe online observing if clear
Satellites of Love: Missions to Venus (Encore)
by Jonathan Kade
Venus is our sister planet, and understanding its history and evolution is probably important for understanding Earth’s past and future. in recent years, Mars has gotten all the attention (and funding), but it wasn’t always this way. In this presentation, Jonathan Kade will review humankind’s past explorations of the veiled planet and look forward to possible future missions, including some exciting new developments.
Jonathan Kade is a long-time member of the Warren Astronomical Society and currently serves as Publications Director. He is a visual observer, a star hopper, a sometimes astronomical sketcher, and a recovering cosmology aficionado. He is shown here paying tribute to English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks, the first human to see Venus in transit across the sun.
If you would like to present a short talk (5-15 minutes) or a long talk (40-60 minutes) at a future meeting, please email Dale Partin at email@example.com.
The views expressed in presentations are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent, and should not be attributed to, the Warren Astronomical Society.