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Monthly Society Meeting

The next VBAS Monthly Meeting is Friday, March 17 at 7:30 PM. Join us for pizza at 7:00 PM.

Th March meeting will be part 3 of 3 in a series about the search for exoplanets and possibly alien life forms. Parts 1 and 2 were about the telescopes and data analysis needed for characterizing exoplanets. Part 3 will be about the close in targets and getting there.

Exoplanets are popping up all over! Rocky planets about the size of Earth have been found around several "nearby" stars. The March meeting will be about the most recent discoveries at Proxima Centauri and Trapist-1 (aka 2MASS 23062928-0502285 or 2285 to friends) along with a webinar about the Star Shot project to reach the nearest star and planet with robotic space craft.

Tom Burleson, Jr.

Vice-President

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