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April MAS Meeting

Image of the historic Dearborn Telescope

On Friday, April 14, 2017, 7:00 pm at UW Space Place, the MAS general meeting will feature a talk by Craig Deller on the Conservation of the Historic Dearborn Telescope.

The Dearborn Telescope has been in the collection of the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum since 1930. Considered the largest in the world when it was built, the telescope has significant historical importance to both Chicago and astronomy. This presentation will examine the telescope’s history, condition examination, and original surface recovery treatment.

Craig Deller is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works and on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s “Interior Surfaces Conservation Lab...

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Moon Over Monona Terrace

Moon Over Monona Terrace Event

Join members of the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS) for the spring “Moon Over Monona Terrace” event on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 7:00-9:30pm (weather permitting)! We’ll have telescopes of all kinds set up on the rooftop and will be able to view the Moon, Saturn, Mars, galaxies, star clusters, and more! It is a family friendly event.

When? Friday, April 28 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (weather permitting)

Where? Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center 1 John Nolen Dr, Monona, Wisconsin 53703

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