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 Our regular monthly meetings, which are open to the public, resume on Monday, November 20th, at 7:30 p.m. in Classroom A, 3rd floor, Center on Church, 20 E. Church Avenue, in downtown Roanoke.

We're welcoming back as our featured guest speaker Steve Conard, of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.  Steve is the lead engineer for the Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) camera aboard the NEW HORIZONS spacecraft that flew by Pluto in July of 2015.  He'll be speaking about another subject this time:  what we can learn from analyzing the light spectrum (different frequency components) from stars and other objects -- a field called spectroscopy.

Our November meeting will be in our usual venue:  Classroom A on the 3rd floor of Center on Church, 20 E. Church Avenue, in  downtown Roanoke.  

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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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M31 Andromeda  background photo

by  Clem Elechi

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