BASS Meeting Saturday, May 20th, 7PM at SBO

Saturday, May 20th, 7PM at Sommer-Bausch Observatory (SBO), in the downstairs lab/classroom. The feature talk will be by Leonard David, author of Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet“, the companion book to the acclaimed National Geographic series.

NG-MARS-COVERLeonard David is’s Space Insider Columnist, as well as a correspondent for Space News newspaper and a contributing writer for several magazines, specifically Aerospace America, the membership publication of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

He is also the co-author with Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin of Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration, and Space Careers, co-authored with entrepreneur Scott Sacknoff. Space Careers is designed for high school, college, graduate students – and job seekers of all ages, it is a source for understanding and finding a career in the space and satellite industry.

A limited number of Mr David’s books will be available for purchase, and he is willing to sign any of his books, purchased at the meeting or bring your own if you already own a copy.

Following the talk, we will go up to the observing deck and use the new telescopes (weather permitting, as always).

New SBO deck scopes. Image by Gary Garzone

Parking near SBO (building 422 on the map), use lot sections 419 and 423, these lots are free after 5PM: