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SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, January 15, 2015 7:30pm
McDonnell Hall, Washington University

Preview of Interesting
Astronomical Events for 2016


Mark Jones

Mark Jones will be featured at the January meeting of the St. Louis Astronomical
Society. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM Friday, January 15, in McDonnell Hall, Room 162, on the Washington University campus, Saint Louis, MO 63130.

The transit of Mercury across the Sun's disk and the close approach of Mars are two
of the highlights for 2016. Mercury passes directly between the Earth and the Sun only
about fourteen times each century. The next transit after May 9, 2016 will not occur until November, 2019. Since the Earth is closer to the Sun than Mars, it moves faster. As a result, the Earth passes Mars about every two years. Closest approach this time will be on May 22 – but Mars will still be more than forty- seven million miles away. Mark Jones will discuss these events and include information on upcoming meteor showers, planetary conjunctions, Lunar occultations and other astronomical events for 2016. Many of these events will be visible to the unaided eye.

Mark Jones, currently the Secretary of the St. Louis Astronomical Society, is a veteran
amateur astronomer with decades of experience in experience in observing both daytime and night skies.

Meeting Agenda


Introduction of Officers and Visitors

Main Speaker:  Mark Jones

Astro 101: Dale Engelbrecht:
Library e-books

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

Library Telescope Build - Saturday, March 5

MSRAL 2016 - June 3-5, 2016 - Columbia, MO  Hosted by MU Physics Dept

Volunteers needed for MSRAL

Raffle Tickets for:
1. Lowell Talk
2. MSRAL registration fee

Star Parties

Meeting for April moved to April 22


NSN Telecon - Tuesday, Jan 19 - 8:00pm Central Time
Dr. Stephanie Milam - Deputy Project Scientist for James Webb Telescope

Live Webanar: Winter Skies With Tony Flanders of SkyWeek TV show

TSP Deadline - January 22nd

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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