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Wednesday, May 28

May Meeting and AGM Report

Many thanks to Robin and those members who turned up for our AGM and May meeting last night. I managed to make the latter part of the meeting, but by the time I arrived the AGM business had been completed. Thanks to Dave Moll and Denis Kelly for volunteering to join the committee, Dave will take on the Treasurer's role and Robin and myself will continue as Secretary and Chairman respectively. We'll also continue to look for volunteers to help us out over the coming months.

After the formal meeting Robin showed is some incredible amateur footage of the International Space Station (any chance of a link to that Robin?) and gave us the latest news on the Mars Phoenix landing. More on that mission next month. . .

On the subject of Mars Phoenix, there's plenty of images out there on the web (check the CAS News sidebar for some of the best). Below is one of the most impressive, a MRO HiRISE image of the lander, parachute and heat shield on the surface of Mars. More info on the Planetary Society blog here.


If you think that's impressive you should see this . . . . and this !!

Enjoy,

1 comment:

  1. "After the formal meeting Robin showed is some incredible amateur footage of the International Space Station (any chance of a link to that Robin?)"

    Here you go - It made it onto APOD
    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080524.html

    Robin

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