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NOVEMBER 20, 2015 - General Membership Meeting
will be at this location:
Franklin Park Civic Center - The Tudor House   Alternate Meeting Location !!!
655 Latham Lane
Akron, OH 44319

                Click here for map & directions to The Tudor House

Please note that we ALWAYS encourage the public to attend ANY of our events, including meetings.
Come and enjoy the lecture and talk to us about astronomy!

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)   The access road from the State Park to the Tudor House is now gated and locked. Important Information !
    If desired, you can still park in the State Park and walk past the locked gate to the Tudor House.
2)   Please use the Latham Lane driveway for vehicular access.
3)   Take Renninger Road to Roble Road.
4)   Turn left on Roble which becomes Rawlins Avenue.
5)   Take Rawlins to Latham Lane and follow the signs to The Tudor House.

8:00 PM - Call to order and introduction of tonight's program:


Michael Blair, Geologist and Aerospace Lecturer at NASA Glenn Research Center


Ten Years At Saturn, What we've learned from the Cassini Mission

  Mr. Blair will present an overview of the Cassini mission to Saturn in particular Saturn's moons. The Cassini spacecraft has now been at Saturn for 10 years, exploring the planet, its moons and its magnificent ring system. Mike will explain what we've learned and what we need to know. He promises a great talk and many beautiful photos from the mission!
3D glasses will be provided for his presentation.

Enceladus is a place of mystery. It's cold but home to a warm ocean, it's speckled with plumes spewing weird stuff into space, and it bears long gashes dubbed "tiger stripes". Tomorrow, Oct. 28th, Cassini will scream over the South Pole at approximately 19,000 mph, just 30 miles above the surface and actually go right through a plume sniffing for hydrogen. How exciting it that!

About our speaker:

Michael Blair is a geologist and project manager with Tetra Tech, Inc., an environmental consulting firm which provides technical support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Previously he served as an aerospace lecturer and coordinator of the 3rd Saturday Event series at the NASA Glenn Visitor Center from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Blair is also a member of the NASA Glenn Research Center Speakerís Bureau.

Click here for this week's photo of Cassini's latest and best ever northern views of Enceladus, a very tiny icy moon of Saturn...


9:00 PM - Brief coffee-break / discussion time
9:15 PM - Business meeting to be called to order and include the following:
  ●  Treasurer's Report
  ●  Observatory Director's Report
  ●  Calls for observations
  ●  New Business

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