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Potpourri NIght

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Host: Randy Attwood


Allan Connery – Telescope Loan Program Update

Simon ClaughtonBerlet Electronics contribution to the building of the CFHT.

In 1975 Berlet began its involvement with the CFHT during it’s construction, and for the next 15 years, during it operation.

Fred Benedikt –  Travelogue to the Adler Planetarium (Chicago) and Lowell Observatory (Flagstaff)

Ron Macnaughton – Microbial Mats on Earth –  and perhaps on Mars.

What was called “the “oldest uncontested biogenic structure” found on Earth is a microbial mat from West Australia.   These structures form when microbes glue a layer of sediment together leaving characteristic patterns. If life existed on Mars,  it is possible that similar structures might be detected by the Perseverance rover which has instruments to identify large carbon containing molecules.

David Maynard: Astrophotography on the Cheap. 

Using the equipment that I already have to begin learning how to take and process photos.



April 9
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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