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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