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MONTHLY MEETING: April 17th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom A, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke. Sometimes we experience a sensation that stars, planets and other celestial objects seem affixed to a flat night sky can-vas. Yet we know this is not the reality. RVAS member and resident deep cogitator Clark Thomas, our featured speaker, will discuss depth perception and perspectives engaged in our celestial experience, aided by Astronomy Pictures of the Day (APOD). In doing so, we’ll gain a fuller appreciation of how, even when vision is 2-D, we can, and do, envision our sky in 3-D. Be sure to join us at the April meeting for Clark Thomas’ thoughtful program, and our What’s Up?, Where’s That?, and other monthly activities!

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Roanoke coordinates: 37o 16' 04" N, 79o 56' 26"W
Altitude is about 1050 feet (320 meters)

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2017

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VAAS

Conference

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The Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies annual meeting and conference will be hosted by:

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The BACK BAY

AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

www.bckbayastronomy.org/vaas