This evening, at SciWorks in Winston Salem at 7:30 PM, the Forsyth Astronomical Society will hold it’s first meeting of the year. If you have ever been to one of our events and heard us call celestial objects out by an “M#” or you have possibly seen these labels on your own in researching our hobby. That “M” reference is to a list that 18th century astronomer Charles Messier generated. Club historian Steve Childers will discuss why these objects are labeled such and their significance to amateur astronomy.
Following the presentation portion we will have a brief business meeting and as always there will be an informal social gathering 30 minutes or so before the meeting. All meetings are open to the public and free of charge, all are welcome. Hope to see you there.