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Monthly MAS Meeting – Featured Speaker Prof. Steven Spangler

May 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

The MAS will be hosting a hybrid in-person & ZOOM Monthly Meeting.  MAS meetings are free and open to the public. JOIN US!

Featured Speaker: Prof. Steven Spangler – University of Iowa
Topic: Venus: Earth’s Twin(?)

There are eight major planets that orbit the Sun, but none of them are very similar to the Earth.  In many ways, Venus is the closest match.  Its orbit is closest to the Earth, and it is nearly the same as regards size and mass.  It also possesses a thick atmosphere.  However, at this point the similarities end.  The temperature on the surface of Venus is 860 Fahrenheit, a temperature that is too hot for robot spacecraft, let along life. The speaker will describe the overall characteristics of Venus as well as the probable reasons why it is so different, will also talk about recent, intriguing suggestions that Venus might have been much more similar to the Earth hundreds of millions of years ago.  We should learn much more after the arrival of three new spacecraft missions planned for the next decade.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL:  Masks are welcome, but not required at the Monthly Meeting.  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

The hybrid meetings will be recorded on ZOOM, and post-edited for publication after a few days on the MAS YouTube Channel.

This meeting will be held online using Zoom using the following URL: Zoom LINK

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

Dialing-in with a phone:

  • Meeting ID: 858 9703 9562
  • Passcode: 085005
  • Number: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

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

  • Don’t turn on your camera – it sucks up bandwidth and we really don’t need to see you.
  • Keep your microphone muted until you are prompted during a question and answer session during the presentation. This will cut down background noise substantially.
  • 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!

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    May 4, 2023
    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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