VIRTUAL Mtg&Talks: “Space Medicine” & “Seeing is Believing”
June 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
We are holding a VIRTUAL meeting this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
6:30 PM: Board meeting (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: Short talk: Astronomical Seeing
8:30 PM: Informal discussion
8:45 PM: Feature talk: Space Medicine
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Main Talk: “Space Medicine” by Dr. Alan Kaplan.
Travel into space off the planet we were born on and our species evolved on is dangerous. Some of the risks to our health are obvious – many are not.
Alan Kaplan is a retired physician and longtime WAS member.
Short Talk: “Seeing is Believing” by Mark Jakubisin
Mark discusses the impact the atmosphere has on light waves as they travel from outer space through a telescope and into your eyes. We’ll also review some things you can do to optimize your observing experience and get the most out of your equipment and local environment.
Mark Jakubisin is an avid amateur astronomer and the current WAS Treasurer. He enjoys observing with WAS members and guests at Stargate open houses and from his back yard in Chesterfield MI.
Post-meeting “gastronomy” at the Redcoat Tavern will resume when we can do so safely. The Tavern does offer carryout if you wish to enjoy their fare.
If you would like to present either a short talk (10-15 minutes) or a full-length talk (45-60 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.