Riverside Astronomical Society General Meeting Update

For those of you who aren’t in SoCal, I thought I would update you on the goings on of my astronomy club, the Riverside Astronomical Society (RAS).

This month’s guest speaker was the world famous Dennis Mammana.  Dennis is also a member of the RAS and a writer/speaker/teacher of astronomy and photography.  Dennis is one of the 33 members of The World At Night (TWAN).  If you haven’t visited the TWAN website, I highly recommend that you spend some time.  The photography/photographers are spectacular.

Dennis is also going to be teaching a two day workshop on September 7-8, 2013 on how to take night sky photographs at the RAS’s dark sky site, GMARS.  The cost for the workshop is $99 for RAS members and $119 for non-members.  If you would like to learn to take images like those above that are from Dennis’s collection, come join us.  Food and fun, plus a little learning.

Meeting Start

Setting up for the meeting.

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Diane brought our snacks for the break before Dennis’s talk.


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Some of the TWAN members.  I am sure you have seen their work on the internet (or people trying to copy their work).

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Last slide

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Winning Ticket

And the winner is…

Do I have it

The anticipation is palpable on Mark’s face.


Yeah! Chocolate’s have been won!

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +


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