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SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, December 18, 2015 7:30pm
McDonnell Hall, Washington University

The View from Saturn: A Decade of Discoveries


Richard Heuermann

Richard Heuermannwill be featured at the December meeting of the St. Louis Astronomical Society. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM Friday, December 18, in McDonnell Hall, Room 162, on the Washington University campus.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. Its robotic telescopes and sensors have monitored Earth - sized storms, changes in the rings, and geological activity on several of Saturn's moons. Cassini's European - designed probe landed on
the surface of Titan, a moon larger than Mercury. It found river valleys and lakes formed, not by water, but by liquid natural gas. Mr. Heuermann will talk about the spacecraft and some of its discoveries over the past decade.

Rich Heuermann was, until retirement, the Outreach Program Coordinator of the
NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium at Washington University, as well as the Administrative Officer of the University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. He is a member of the Saint Louis Astronomical Society. He continues to work with astronomy outreach programs



Introduction of Officers and Visitors

Main Speaker:  Richard Heuermann

Astro 101: Dark Sky Park in Michigan - Mark Jones

2016 Budget Presentation

Homemade Fest scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Kirkwood Community Center, room 300 from 5-10pm

Star Parties (slide) Introducing Bill Breeden as the new SLAS star party coordinator

Proposed meeting date change for April


Vacancies in SLAS:

Merchandise Chair - Organizes and selects SLAS merchandise to offer to the public and to members

Eyepiece kits for sale



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