Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting

  • 13 May 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
7:45 - Invited Speaker

Speaker: Dr. Mario Motta

Title: Light Pollution & Variable Stars

Dr. Motta is a cardiologist and member of the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston. Past president of the Massachusetts Medical Society and former president of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, he is an enthusiastic variable star observer. Dr. Motto speaks widely about the threat of light pollution. He is a recipient of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award. The observatory built into the foundation of his home includes a 32-inch reflecting telescope. (Sky & Telescope, May 2011, page 32-36 describe the observatory in detail.)
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