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NOVEMBER 21, 2014 - General Membership Meeting
at the Franklin Park Civic Center - The Tudor House   Alternate Meeting Location !!!

                                                   Click here for map & directions to The Tudor House

We've moved this month's meeting to the third Friday to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday.
This requires us moving the meeting to a different location to avoid a scheduling conflict at the Kiwanis Civic Center.

We'll be back at the Kiwanis Civic Center for our next meeting on Friday January 23, 2015 unless notified otherwise.

Easiest directions to The Tudor House:
1)   Enter through the Portage Lakes State Park entrance from Manchester Rd.
2)   Follow the curvy main park road 1.2 miles to the beach area parking lot without making any hard turns.
3)   At the near right corner of the beach area parking lot is an access drive into the Tudor House parking lot.
4)   Park in the Tudor House parking lot.

8:00 P.M.
Call to order and introduction of our speaker:
Sharon Shanks, Director of the Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University
Subject of talk: "Is It Live or Is It Memorex"
Astronomy is the oldest of the sciences and the one that intrigues people the most.  Almost as
old are attempts to "capture" the stars, which eventually led to the development of planetariums.
Although a planetarium sky is no comparison to the real sky, it does act as a gateway to the universe
for many people.  This talk looks at the development of planetariums and the joint role they play with
amateur astronomers in sharing the wonder of the stars.

Sharon's bio: Sharon is the planetarium lecturer at the Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown
State University. She's been at YSU for the past 30 years, the last 24 in the Department of Physics
& Astronomy. She has a bachelor's degree in English from YSU and spent seven years as a journalist
at two daily newspapers in Columbiana County before returning to YSU. In addition to sharing the
excitement of the stars with school field trip groups and the public under the dome, Sharon gets to
use her journalism background as editor of Planetarian, the professional journal of the International
Planetarium Society.

9:00 P.M.
Break.  Time to talk with fellow members about that latest piece of hardware you just
read about, recent astro-news, Hubble's latest images - or anything else, for that matter.

9:15 P.M.
Business meeting will be called to order

10:00 P.M. (approximately)
Meeting will adjourn.


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