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Monthly Meeting – MAS 50 Years Celebration – Featuring Dr. Kenneth Carpenter NASA

November 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

The MAS will be hosting a hybrid in-person & ZOOM Monthly Meeting.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Carpenter NASA Hubble Space Telescope Scientist  

Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is currently the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Scientist for the Roman Space Telescope (RST) and is a member of the “Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory” at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He enjoys photography and is an enthusiastic fan of exploration of the Universe in which we live, the Maryland RenFest, and all things Trek and Disney. Carpenter credits NASA’s early space program, Star Trek and the 1964-’65 New York World’s Fair, which he attended as a child, with fueling his desire to work for NASA. He has been a speaker at various Star Trek and media cons, including Denver StarFest, Maryland’s Shore Leave, and Atlanta’s DragonCon.

Bio – Kenneth G Carpenter (nasa.gov)

 Topic: Hubble Space Telescope: Highlights from 32 years of Observing the Universe

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has explored our entire Universe from nearby objects in our Solar System to distant galaxies near the beginning of time for more than 3 decades now.  We will look back at some of its most important and beautiful results and images and how they have impacted us for so many years.  We will also note how Hubble and JWST are joining forces to further our explorations of our incredible Universe.

COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE:  Effective March 30, 2022, in accordance with CDC and the State of Minnesota policy, the Minnesota Astronomical Society will begin a new mask policy. Masks are welcome, but not required in all MAS buildings and observatories. This policy includes the Monthly Meeting at the Community Center. Reminder if you are feeling ill or have been around someone who has been ill, PLEASE STAY HOME!!

Meeting Location:
AŊPÉTU TÉČA Education Center  (formerly the Fairview Community Center)
1910 County Road B West
Roseville, Minnesota 55113

This meeting will also be held online using Zoom. If you would like to join us you will need use the following URL:


You can probably hear best with a headset but your computer’s speaker and microphone will also work.

Dial-in Phone Number

Meeting ID: 849 8305 9268
Passcode: 023546

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

In order to ensure the most success we are asking everyone to follow a couple of rules:

1. Don’t turn on your camera – it sucks up bandwidth and we really don’t need to see you.

2. Keep your microphone muted until you are prompted during a question and answer session during the presentation. This will cut down background noise substantially.

3. You can request to ask a question in the chat area of the Meet and wait to be prompted by the moderator.

We hope you can join us.
Clear skies!

Mark Job
MAS President


November 3, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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MAS Hybrid Monthly Meeting at AŊPÉTU TÉČA Education Center
1910 County Road B West
Roseville, MN 55113 United States
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