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Spring Dinner Saturday 23rd March 2013

Spring Dinner Invitation
Saturday March 23, 2013 at the Algonquin Club of Boston
"The Globalization of Space"

This year’s Spring Event will take place at the Algonquin Club at 217 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.

We are pleased to welcome as speaker, Dr. Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. A staff member of the ChandraX-ray Center, he studies black holes, quasars and X-ray sources in galaxies, as well as developing data analysis software for the X-ray  astronomy community. Dr. McDowell has a B.A in Mathematics (1981) and a Ph.D in Astrophysics (1987) from Churchill College, Cambridge, and has previously worked at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the Jodrell Bank radio observatory and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Dr. Jonathan McDowell is also the editor of Jonathan's Space Report, a free internet newsletter founded in 1989 which provides technical details of satellite launches, and was a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope Magazine for 16 years. Dr. McDowell's web site,, provides the most comprehensive historical list of satellite launch information starting with Sputnik, and he carries out research on space history topics using original sources including declassified DoD documents and Russian-language publications.

The asteroid (4589) McDowell was named after him in 1993.
The picture shows McDowell leaning out of a Soyuz spacecraft in Moscow.

The cost of this event is $65 per person ($55 for student members) and includes an elegant buffet dinner and a glass of wine. There will be a cash bar (water & sodas free). Dress will be business attire.

Booking is now closed, please contact Dr. Belinda Wilkes at: for late availability.

Reception:   6:00pm                                                            Sincerely,                   

Talk:             7:00pm                                                              Belinda J. Wilkes

Dinner:        7:45pm                                                              Belinda J. Wilkes, Jesus (Cantab)

Location: Algonquin Club, Boston MA                           President of the Society

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