Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 2021 monthly meeting

Mike Kristosik


It is tonight,  August 10 at 7pm.


On Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 9:19 AM Peter Kenyon <pkenyon9715@...> wrote:
Sounds like a great meeting.
Date and Time for us on the periphery?
Peter K

On Aug 9, 2021, at 12:44 PM, Mike Kristosik <mikekristosik@...> wrote:

Hi fellow Astronomers,

The Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here.  We have exciting news to share with you regarding this meeting.  We have a guest speaker, Jared Males, for our August meeting.  Jared is going to  talk about "Imaging Exoplanets and Searching for Life with the Giant Magellan Telescope".  Jared is the Principal Investigator of he NSF funded extreme adaptive optics system MagAO-X, which is used at the Magellan Clay 6.5 m telescope in Chile.  He is co-leading the development of a concept, currently called GMagAO-X for a 21,000 actuator ExAO system on the Giant Magellan Telescope which will enable the search for life on the nearest terrestrial planets when the GMT is completed.  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.  

Because of Jared's talk our agenda for August will be adjusted to accommodate the length of the presentation.  So, the agenda will look like this;

Announcements - We have a few things to bring you up to speed on
Updates - Upcoming virtual astronomy classes; Upcoming virtual star parties
Presentation - Dr. Jared Males:  Imaging exoplanets and searching for life with the Giant Magellan Telescope

If time permits we'll add the following to our meeting agenda;
What's up in the sky this month?
This month's constellation

Here's to an exciting HVA meeting for August 2021!  Below is the Zoom information;
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Mike Kristosik - President, Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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