October NOVAC Meeting – The American Astronomical Society: History, Purpose and Future

Sunday, October 11; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Online https://meet.google.com/uqm-ppvw-gzd

Speaker: Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer, American Astronomical Society

Title: The American Astronomical Society: History, Purpose and Future

Kevin will present a brief history of the American Astronomical Society, how it began, how it has grown and what it is doing today. He’ll share opportunities now available for Amateurs to play a significant role in astronomical research and the value and benefits of AAS Amateur membership to professionals, educators and auteurs. He’ll conclude with a short summary of some exciting recent results published in the journals of the American Astronomical Society and some glimpse of our path forward as we work to accomplish our mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.

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