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SMAS Monthly Meeting

Friday, 12 March 2021
7:30pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/New York

Online through Zoom (or other online meeting tools) until normal in-person activities resume.


About SMAS Meetings

SMAS meets every second Friday January-November unless a special event interferes. In general, December is reserved for a Holiday Gathering where all local clubs are invited to dine and meetup. Meetings are relatively informal, however we usually establish an agenda of presentations and discussion topics.
Meeting are currently virtual via Zoom. 
Meetings consist of short presentations by members or invited guests. Member are encouraged to propose a topic at least 1-2 weeks prior to the meeting. Please send proposals to the current Vice President. All topics are available: from technical reports, introductory topics, astrophotography, history, book/resource reviews, gear/tool reviews, how-to's, community engagement, etc.
We encourage diverse topics over a range of ability levels. We hope that each meeting includes something easier and something more intermediate-advanced per meeting. 
Guests are welcome, but virtual meeting links will not be posted publicly. These may only be shared via or from a member of the executive committee. 

"Doors" open at 7p; Meeting runs 7:30p-9:00p.


  • Welcome and Greetings (Duane Dunlap, President)
  • What's Going on with you? (membership and guests)
  • "Studying Galactic Structure with Binoculars" The Winter Milky Way (Don Schoenhofer)
  • "Getting Started with the Analemma Observation Project" (James Cantu)
  • Future topics/proposals
    • Discuss: UT Astronomy Club under Dr. Sean Lindsay (advisor) and Mason McVey (student contact) has an interest in teaming up for programs and projects. As of 03/05/2021 limited info, but should know more before meeting Friday. (James Cantu, Vice President)
    • Any other topics?

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