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Library Telescope Program and Starlink
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 8:00 PM
60 Garden Street
Registration is not Required
ATMoB Business Meeting and Kelly Beatty's Presentation.
Our guest speaker for the June meeting will be J. Kelly Beatty, MS. Kelly will update us on the status of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society’s Library Telescope Program and how ATMoB could play a role in expanding the effort. He is interested in creating thoughtful discussions on the topic as well as promoting the idea that ATMoB gets involved in the program. Kelly will also discuss his most recent trip to Stonehenge, tracking down the quarry where many of the stones were excavated to make up this pre-historic structure. Academics have suggested the site has possible connections with ancient astronomy as well as ritualistic purposes.
Senior Editor Kelly Beatty joined the Sky and Telescope staff in 1974. From 2004-07 he served as the editor of Night Sky, their magazine for beginning stargazers. After 43 years of pounding the keyboard, in early 2018 he retired from full-time work. He remains actively involved in many Sky & Telescope articles, tours, and other projects.
Kelly holds a Bachelor’s degree in geology from the California Institute of Technology and a Master's degree in science journalism from Boston University. During the 1980s he was among the first Western journalists to gain firsthand access to the Soviet space program. Asteroid 2925 Beatty was named on the occasion of his marriage in 1983, and in 1986 he was chosen as one of the 100 semifinalists for NASA's Journalist in Space program.
Please join us for a pre-meeting dinner discussion at House of Chang, 282 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA at 6:00pm before the meeting.