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VIRTUAL Mtg & Talk: “The Life and Times of Wernher von Braun”

June 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We are holding a VIRTUAL “Macomb” meeting this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

7 PM: Tech check and warmup (Webex only)
7:30 PM: YouTube goes live / Introductions
7:35 PM: In the News, In the Sky
7:50 PM: Officers’ reports, Special Interest Groups
8:00 PM: Observing Reports, Ask an Astronomy Question
8:15 PM: Break, informal discussion
8:30 PM: Feature talk: “The Life and Times of Wernher von Braun”

If you’d like to join the webex to speak and share your video if you wish, please email joinlive@warrenastro.org.

If you’re just joining the YouTube stream, go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12jUX4Gmweg6fTtUuqa8CQ/live

In order to comment on the YouTube stream, you must have a Google Account and a YouTube channel. Here are guides to setting both up:

Google Account: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/161805
YouTube Channel: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1646861

Featured presentation: “The Life and Times of Wernher von Braun” by Mark O’Malley

Mark O’Malley will take us on a journey through Von Braun’s biography from a child of the nobility in the Kingdom of Prussia to the end of his life as an American citizen in Virginia. The goal is to cover all of the major stops in between, including his various rockets built for Nazi Germany, the United States Army, and NASA, the historical significance of each step, and a bit of background to the history of Europe and America that resulted in all of these activities being so well-funded.

Mark works as a Buyer in the automotive industry. His current employer is the ZF Group. Prior to working in Michigan, he lived in Minnesota, Texas, Indiana, Missouri, and Germany. He has been a member of the WAS since 2016. His activities include but are not limited to stargazing, hockey, organizing German language clubs, studying history, and volunteering as a mentor at Warren Mott High School.

Post-meeting “gastronomy” will resume when we can do so safely.

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 firstvp@warrenastro.org.

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.

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June 18, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:


Online event


Warren Astronomical Society

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