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June 2021 In-Person Meeting & Observing Night

7 June, 2021 (21:56) | Events, Observing | By: mlott

Our next regular in-person “semi-potluck dinner” meeting of the Charlie Elliott chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club with sky observing immediately afterwards (weather permitting) will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 12, 2021

Where: Campbell Aquatics Building on Murder Creek Church Rd, inside the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, just south of Mansfield, Georgia. To reach the meeting location, take Hwy 11, then turn onto Marben Farm Rd. (the entrance to the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center), then turn right onto Murder Creek Church Rd. (you will pass Elliott Trail on the right.) Follow Murder Creek Church Rd. until you reach the Aquatics Building on the left. For those using GPS to get at least TO the park, the address of the CEWC Visitor Center is 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, GA 30055. (Remember, this is NOT the actual meeting site.) Phone 770-784-3059 (the office closes at 4:30 p.m.)

Program: This will be our first venture back into dinner meetings, but very carefully. Thus, all are invited to bring your own meal and nonalcoholic drinks for the evening, but no sharing of food. The meeting itself will begin with welcoming remarks by Chapter Director Mike Shaw, followed by Observing Director Dave Whalen’s always factual (and entertaining) “Heavens Above” sky tour of the current month’s celestial objects. Afterwards will be the featured presentation, this month by longtime friend of Atlanta astronomy and Celestron Specialty Accounts Sales Manager Greg Bragg, whose topic will be “The State of Our Astronomy Industry”.