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Saturday Picnic at the Morris Museum

posted Jun 9, 2021, 3:12 PM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Jun 9, 2021, 3:12 PM ]

Sat picnic reminder:

Sat. June 12th 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Morris Museum

The MM has at least five picnic tables. They are located near the corner of Columbia Tnpk. and Normandy Heights Rd., on the left when you enter the main entrance. Some tables will be in the shade and some in the sunlight.

MMAS Pizza Party

posted May 13, 2021, 5:42 AM by Anthony Pisano

We have been given permission by the administration of the museum to hold a social meeting in June.  This will be our June pizza party, traditionally our last meeting before our summer break.  This meeting will be held OUTDOORS at the picnic tables on museum property.  The club would provide pizza, soft drinks, chips, dip, etc.  Unlike other years this meeting will be held on a Saturday, at noon, and be a weather permitting lunch gathering.   If the weather is questionable, a decision will be made that AM via e-mail and Facebook notice.  Social distancing will be maintained.   Please respond to mmastronomicalsociety@gmail.com to RSVP so we can get a head count. 

AOSNY - General Meeting with Brian Fields - Professor of Astronomy & Physics "WHEN STARS ATTACK!!! SUPERNOVAS"

posted Apr 15, 2021, 6:39 AM by Anthony Pisano

Aosny Club is inviting you to a scheduled Webex meeting.

Sunday, April 18, 2021
1:15 PM  |  (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)  |  2 hrs

Join meeting
More ways to join:

Join from the meeting link
https://amateurobserverssocietyofnewyork.my.webex.com/amateurobserverssocietyofnewyork.my/j.php?MTID=mf5bed36c947f3e652d743121fbb58c4b

Join by meeting number
Meeting number (access code): 182 309 8320
Meeting password: Jjw2EFCmu24 (55923326 from phones and video systems)

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-415-655-0001,,1823098320#55923326# US Toll
Some mobile devices may ask attendees to enter a numeric password.

Join by phone
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Global call-in numbers

Join by video system, application or Skype for business
Dial 1823098320@webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Need help? Go to https://help.webex.com

March 2021 Meeting Reminder

posted Feb 25, 2021, 7:32 AM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Mar 6, 2021, 6:42 PM ]

Just a reminder: we will begin our spring meetings in a little over 3 weeks.  Our March 2021 meeting will be held on the 20th at the Morris Museum at 11:30AM in the theater vestibule (behind the front desk).  Our speaker will be Bill Murray and his topic will be “An Introduction to Deep Space Observing”.  We will be observing social distancing and mask wearing and we hope to broadcast on out Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mmastrosociety
We hope to see you all there. 

Winter 2020 - 2021

posted Nov 15, 2020, 8:09 AM by Anthony Pisano

We have concluded our fall 2020 season with a very informative talk from Paul Fischer on Sat., Nov. 14th (watch the talk here).  The board of the MMAS has decided that logistically and for safety reasons we will not be hosting or annual holiday party this year.  The board will be meeting in January to plan for our spring 2021 season.  Meetings will resume on March 13, 2021 at the museum.  More information will follow via the Heavenly Herald (due mid-Jan. 2021), our Facebook page and via email.  Have a wonderful and healthy holiday season!  See you all in 2021. 

November Meeting

posted Nov 11, 2020, 5:19 AM by Anthony Pisano

The Morris Museum Astronomical Society will be meeting this Saturday Nov 14 at 11:30 AM.  Due to Covid restrictions, we will meet in the vestibule area near the theater instead of the usual downstairs classroom.

We will also be broadcasting our meeting on our Facebook page : (https://www.facebook.com/mmastrosociety

Speaker: Paul Fischer.  Topic: "The Anatomy of a Star"

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - MUST READ

posted Aug 29, 2020, 4:52 AM by Anthony Pisano

The club has not been together in quite some time. The board of the MMAS has been planning on a fall return to in person membership meetings since the spring.  Unfortunately, the museum has been closed for 4.5 months and that has put a large economic strain on the institution.  We have been notified that the museum will no longer be open on Thursday nights.  This has forced us to rethink and reimagine our meetings.  The director of the museum has not only encouraged us to continue to have the meetings, but has also made suggestions on how to proceed. 

This is what we figured out:

For the foreseeable future, the club will conduct in person membership meetings at the Morris Museum.  The meetings will be held on SATURDAY’S at 11:30AM. 

Meeting dates:

Sept. 12

Oct. 10

Nov. 14

Dec. TBD

 

Meetings will be held in the theater vestibule (the room behind the front desk).  There will be a maximum of 12 seats available in the meeting area.  Masks must be worn and chairs will be spaced accordingly.  If you plan on attending the meeting you MUST register with our Program Chair, Bob Caccaro - robertc759@aol.com .  For those of our members that do not feel comfortable attending we are going to attempt to broadcast the meeting on Facebook Live via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mmastrosociety .

We hope that this is a temporary solution and is one that will work for everyone.

 

All the best,

 

Anthony J Pisano

President

Morris Museum Astronomical Society 

The Morris Museum will reopen on July 21 to the general public!

posted Jul 7, 2020, 4:23 AM by Anthony Pisano

“The reincarnated Morris Museum offers that live-and-in-person experience with art, culture, beauty and discovery that we’ve been craving after months in front of our screens. In many ways, the Morris Museum inhabits a “Goldilocks Zone,”--just the right fit as New Jersey emerges from pandemic hibernation. We’re just a short drive away, a good visit takes about the time of a summer blockbuster, and the exhibitions in our galleries offer something for the whole family. This summer is a great time to explore something new, and the Morris Museum has surprising experiences in store for everybody.”
 
-Dr. Cleveland Johnson, Executive Director
 
To learn about our new procedures, and to book your timed-entry visit, click here!

MMAS SPRING 2020 CANCELLATIONS

posted Mar 25, 2020, 1:13 PM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated May 21, 2020, 5:30 AM ]

MMAS members and friends,

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) events affecting the our country, state and local communities the board of directors of the MMAS has decided to cancel not only Astronomy Day 2020 but also our April, May and June 2020 general meetings.  The club was notified that the Morris Museum would be shuttered until further notice to the public.  We hope to restart our meetings in September.  Scheduled outreach observing will most likely also be canceled depending on the rules of the host libraries or organizations.   If you have any questions, please email us at mmastronomicalsociety@gmail.com  

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