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Mtg & Talk: “Stargate at 50: Thinking Back and Looking Forward”

October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Warren Astronomical Society meets monthly on the third Thursday in a room in the library (Building J) at Macomb Community College’s South Campus. We meet in Room 221, just to the left of the main desk.

We do a bit of club business early on, then have a major presentation usually put together by one of our members.

Feature Presentation:
Stargate at 50: Thinking back and looking forward

Stargate Observatory was built in 1969, back when Ray Township was home to true dark skies and before many members were born. We’ll take a trip down memory lane, remembering the great work that has gone into it over two and a half generations and all of the fun we’ve had.

But tonight is more than just an anniversary celebration. It’s a time to talk openly about what the observatory means to us now, what we want it to be, and how much we’re willing to work to make it happen.

After each WAS Macomb meeting, some club members get together to continue to the discussion in a more free-form way at the National Coney Island on Van Dyke just north of 12 Mile. This is a opportunity to further discuss astronomy in an informal environment for about an hour or so. All members and guests are invited to join us there.

We leave from the meeting around 9:30 PM and meet at the restaurant a few minutes later. You can order food from the menu if you like, but not everyone does. We eat and discuss astronomy and related topics for an hour or so. Most leave the restaurant by 11PM.

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 Jonathan Kade 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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October 17, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Macomb Community College – South Campus – Library
14500 E 12 Mile Rd Building J
Warren, MI 48088 us
586-445-7401 ext. 2


Warren Astronomical Society

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