Minutes from the March 9, 2021 Members General Meeting (Online)

by John Miller, Secretary

●  The meeting convened at 7:30 PM via Zoom and Yahoo (online).  There were initially about 52 Zoom attendees.

●  Rex Parker briefly reviewed “Galaxy Season” as seen from our latitude. He included a few Parker astrophotos produced at his observatory.

●  Program Chair Victor Davis introduced the evening’s guest speaker: Keivan Stassum, professor of astrophysics, Vanderbilt University.  Professor Stassum’s topic was: “The Royal Road: Eclipses and Transits in the Era of Gaia and TESS.”

●  Member and Sidereal Times Co-Editor, Surabhi Agarwal presented a review of the historic Jantar Mantar Observatory in  Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

●  Rex Parker mentioned that the State has given permission to proceed with the Washington Crossing Observatory support post repairs.

●  There were a number of comments and brief discussions regarding the pending Perseverance Mars Landing Mission.

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