MPAS Meeting November 2023

Society monthly meeting recorded on 20231115 at The Briars Mount Martha Observatory.

Meeting introduction was by the President, Dr. Peter Skilton, including highlights from the 2023 Ig Nobel Prizes.

Vice President, Chris Kostokanellis, then presented the AstroMoPho Astronomy Photographic challenge for the month, followed by Committee member, Dr. Guido Tack, with the Sky for the Month and sharing all about his work adventure twice to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory this year.

Next, past-President, David Rolfe, spoke about his visit to the USA, including watching the Psyche mission’s launch and visiting the Atomic Testing Museum.

The main video was then shown on the topic of “The NASA Psyche Mission: An Electric Journey to a Metal World”, presented by Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Principal Science Investigator for the mission at the University of New Mexico. This public lecture from 24-Feb-2023 is courtesy of the National Academy of Sciences.

Peter Skilton then presented the following science videos: “The ESA GOCE Mission for Earth Gravity Mapping”, courtesy of the European Space Agency and (23-Feb-2013)

A musical closure followed, showing the Milky Way Warp, as detected by the ESA Gaia mapping mission. This video is courtesy of ESA Gaia/Stefan Payne-Wardenaar, NASA JPL-Caltech & Its audio is In Your Orbit by tubebackr from the Audio Library Plus of Copyright free music.