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January 15 Annual Treasurer's Report, 2015 Elections, Astrophotos
February 19 President's HAL State of the Union Address with a talk on things to come and where we are with the observatory.
March 19 History of Paul S. Watson, the Watson scope, and HAL
April 16 Star Party etiquette and Joe Bohanan's Winter Star Party report.
May 21 Kielan Wilcomb talk on Black Holes
June 18 Summer Open Mike Night - Cosmography w/ Bill Ellis
July 16

Summer Open Mic night Ernie Wright will give a talk about the Apollo 8 Earthrise photograph

August 20

New Horizons Mission Systems Engineer Chris Hersman:
Pluto Encounter: New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of rocky, icy objects. Launched on January 19, 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft finally reached its closest distance to Pluto on July 14, 2015. Chris Hersman, the New Horizons Mission Systems Engineer, from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab will discuss the spacecraft and instrument, as well as the observations taken during the Pluto flyby. 

September 17 HAL Member Dennis Conti will give a presentation on detection of exoplanets by amateurs astronomers.
October 15

Former HAL President and Visual Observer Extraordinaire, Bob Prokop, presents:
Ceres: The Other Minor Planet

November 19 Tim Waterman presents "Matter with Electromagnetic Resonance" plus member astrophotos.
December 17 Holiday Pot Luck Celebration plus astrophotos.

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