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OCTOBER 26, 2018 - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
will be at this location:

New Franklin City Hall
5611 Manchester Road
Akron, OH 44319

                Click for map to New Franklin City Hall

Please note that we ALWAYS encourage the public to attend ANY of our events, including meetings.
Come and enjoy the lecture and talk to us about astronomy!

8:00 PM - Call to order and introduction of tonight's program:


Dr. Matt Melis, NASA Aerospace Engineer, Glenn Research Center


Shuttle Columbia Accident: What Really Happened?

Matt Melis, NASA Aerospace engineer, worked on the Columbia Accident Investigation. He will provide a behind-the-scenes perspective on the investigation and a detailed look into the inner workings of the Space Shuttle, and NASA's Return to Flight programs.

For a PDF of additional information on Matt's presentation: Link

Matt's LinkedIn page: link
NASA information on Matt's shuttle investigation: link


Matt received both a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan State University and has worked at the NASA Glenn Research Center for thirty three years. His primary area of focus is in advanced finite element modeling and analysis methods including nonlinear and dynamic impact loading.

For a PDF of  additional bio information on Matt: Link

9:00 PM - Brief coffee-break / discussion time
9:15 PM - Business meeting to be called to order and will include the following:

Meeting Agenda in a Microsoft WORD file


Meeting Agenda in a PDF file

  ●  Treasurer's Report
  ●  Observatory Director's Report
  ●  Calls for observations
  ●  New Business
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