Year: 2019

“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. - Carl Sagan

MASS Meeting Notes for October 18, 2019

Silvio, Dave, Harry and I were in attendance for our 63rd meeting.It was ironic that after 8 years we are still waiting for the first manned launch of the Commercial Crew program. A person could have gone through high-school and college in that time. But I assured the group that the first manned flights are…
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MASS notes from ApolloPalooza Party, July 19, 2019

This was our 62nd get-together and our 8th anniversary. It was our second meeting as an “eating” event, following our PlutoPalooza 4 years ago. Dean and his wife, Laura, Phil and his wife, Lin, Keith, Dave, Silvio, my wife Carol and I were in attendance. We enjoyed Portillo’s beef sandwiches, chopped and fruit salads, a…
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MASS Meeting Notes for June 14, 2019

Dean, Phil, Keith, Phil and I were in attendance for our 61st meeting. I started the event with a series of questions. The first question was who knew what this picture was? Only a couple of people knew that it was the recent picture of the black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy…
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MASS Meeting Notes for March 29, 2019

We had a good turnout for our 60th meeting with Dean, Phil, Harry, Keith, Silvio, Dave and myself. With so many of the old-timers present, we had to pose for a quick photo in front of the TV with my new presentation software Google Slides showing Starman heading out to an orbit beyond Mars in…
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