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MONTHLY MEETING: Monday, April 16th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom A, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke.  Looking out into a clear night sky invites speculation.  Are we alone or is the Cosmos full of life, perhaps strange and exotic?  Such questions have long drawn supporters and detractors.  At our April meeting, we feature ”Fermi, Friends, and Facts Every Amateur Astronomer Should Know”.  Presented by RVAS member Roger Pommerenke, we’ll explore notable names who made their presence felt.  The talk will include Life, the Universe, and Everything and conclude with the Drake Equation.  Members’ participation will be encouraged, including sharing their thoughts on how long our species may endure!  Along with Roger’s talk we’ll have the usual collection of meeting activities — observing and outreach reports, announcements and updates, our monthly What’s Up sky review, and who knows what else!  So be sure to join us on April 16th!

Roanoke coordinates: 37o 16' 04" N, 79o 56' 26"W
Altitude is about 1050 feet (320 meters)

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