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MONTHLY MEETING: Monday, March 19th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom A, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke.  Fake News!  It may be today’s favorite oxymoron, but it’s not new, and it plagues the sciences as much as politics.  How do we evaluate, assess and distinguish facts and fictions?  Join us on March 19th for “People Believe the Strangest Things”, our featured program by Astronomical League President and RVAS member John Goss.  From the Great Moon Hoax of 1835 to UFOs to moon landing deniers, John will explore with us how we know what we know.  And, most importantly, we’ll delve into how we can educate ourselves and the public to meet the challenge of specious reasoning and outright manipulation of information.  Rounding out the evening will be observing and outreach reports and other updates and announcements, plus our monthly What’s Up sky review. So, mark your calendar, and we’ll see you on the 19th!

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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