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MONTHLY MEETING: Monday, May 21st, 7:30 p.m., Classroom A, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke. When Stephen Hawking died on March 14th at age 76 he was arguably the world’s most recognizable scientist and had earned such regard that his ashes would be buried in Westminster Abbey, in the company of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. At our May meeting we will feature our own commemora-tion with “Stephen Hawking: A Retrospective,” a talk by RVAS Past President Michael Good. Michael will offer us a quick look at the career, publications, and “wagers” of Dr. Hawking, and examine his impact upon our understanding of our universe. We’ll also have our monthly What’s Up sky review and the usual retinue of outreach, observing and other reports and announcements. Mark your calendar and we’ll see you on May 21st!

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

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