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Monthly Society Meeting

The next VBAS Monthly Meeting is on Friday, February 15 at 7:30 PM.

Join us for our February Monthly meeting on Friday, February 15! Dr. Mel Blake, Astronomy Professor at the University of North Alabama in Florence, will be our guest speaker that evening. He will speak to us on Variable Star Research. We will have pizza at 7:00  and the talk at 7:30. Hope you can join us!

Read below for more information about our guest (from the UNA website):

Dr. Blake's research area is mainly in time-variable phenomena in astronomy including binary and variable stars and active galaxies. Recent efforts include studying the binary star Delta Scorpius. At UNA, Mel is preparing a research project with students to study long-term evolution of stars and variability in star forming regions.

Dr. Blake teaches courses in introductory astronomy and physics.  He is also the editor/publisher of Southern Skies, the journal of the Southeastern Planetarium Association.

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