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RRVAS MONTHLY “Zoom” MEETING: Monday, December 20th, 7:30 p.m. (Informal “Celestial Café” chat session begins at 7:00 p.m.).  For our December gathering, join us as we bid farewell to 2021 with an eclectic Zoom event.  Leading off will be our regular astrophotography-by-members segment, after which we’ll open the floor to observing reports.  Our monthly “What’s Up?” sky review comes next, and looks ahead to what January has to offer.  Several activities will follow, beginning with a look back on highlights of 2021 for the RVAS.  Then, Executive Committee members will open a group participation segment on favorite astronomy-related experiences of 2021, be they observing activities, books read, trips taken or whatever.  The focus on the personal will continue with “All I want for Christmas” ideas, a chance for members to spotlight items they’d love to receive as gifts (or buy themselves) to augment their astronomy equipment in 2022.  Finally, back by popular demand, it’s “Astro-Limericks”—to be read at the meeting from those solicited in advance from members. So gather your ideas on Christmas wishes, start writing your limericks and make plans to join us for the December meeting!

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