Speaker: Russ Durkee
Topic: 15 Years of Backyard Research
Russ will be talking about the current setup of his observatory, past and present work with photometry, student projects, and spectroscopy.
From Russ: “Many of you have heard me talk before about asteroid photometry. Istead of redoing the same talk I did years ago, I will just touch on photometry and concentrate more on new stuff about automating observations. In addition I will spend a time talking about my work with Skynet Jr. Scholars and the recent addition of a spectroscope to the observatory.”
Monthly meetings are open to all – you needn’t be an MAS member to attend. These meetings normally take place the first Thursday of each month at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville (“Great Room”). Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and last about two hours.
Each meeting features Board member introductions, general announcements, “Better Know a Constellation”, normally presented by a member, main speaker (around 45 minutes duration) and an after-meeting social gathering. Society business is occasionally transacted as needed.
NOTE: Meeting time and / or location sometimes change to take advantage of special program opportunities. Please check the MAS homepage and/or recorded message at 952-467-2426 for the latest information regarding the meeting.