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By Clem Elechi

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MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING: Monday, May 17th, 7:30 p.m. For our May meeting the Society bids a warm virtual welcome to Charles E. (“Chuck”) Allen, Vice-President of the Astronomical League and a past President (1998-2002).  Responsible for all League awards programs, national convention planning and coordination, and media, he’s one of a select few League-certified Master Observers to have completed 30 League observing programs.  Chuck’s topic for our evening program is “Cosmic Horizons,” an exploration of the limits planetary curvature imposes on what can be seen, the sensitivity of the human eye and the speed of light in an expanding universe.  (See elsewhere in this issue for further details.)  Watch for your Zoom invitation and be sure to tune in to the May meeting for Chuck’s talk, and for our other monthly activities.