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Notice: Change of meeting time!

We've changed the time for our Saturday meetings from 7:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
This will help keep the meetings from running too late,
if a speaker goes too long.

President's Message

Welcome Back TBFC!

Welcome back fossil hunters, it’s that time of year again! The kids are heading back to school, the dog days of summer have come to an end, and it’s time to wake the Tampa Bay Fossil Club from its summer hibernation! As usual, you’re TBFC Officers and Directors have already been hard at work preparing for you yet another great season of interesting meetings, informative lectures, and lots of field trip adventures! Are you ready TBFC?

Dr. Greg Shanos
A Beginners Guide to Meteorite Hunting
September 8, 2018 7PM

TBFC Member Dr. Greg Shanos loves fossils, but really, meteorites is his thing. Include in that all things celestial. Dr. Greg is a consultant pharmacist by profession and NASA/JPL Ambassador by passion. He has lectured extensively on various astronomical topics. Dr. Greg has submitted observational data on meteors, comets and grazing occultation’s that have been published by the International Meteor Association, International Occultation Timing Association and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He has also participated in distributive computing projects such as SETI@home and Stardust@home. An avid meteorite collector, Dr. Greg has published several articles regarding the significance of organic compounds in meteorites. An avid eclipse chaser, Dr. Greg has witnessed thirteen total solar eclipses, three annular and the entire transits of Venus from Greece and Hawaii. Recent advances in digital technology have led Dr. Greg into planetary and deep sky astrophotography. If there’s something going on in the sky, you’ll probably see Dr. Greg on the local television news.

Join TBFC on September 8 at 7PM for an evening learning about these billion year old space objects.

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Did you catch that? After much discussion TBFC has decide to move up the start time of the monthly meetings from 7:30PM to 7PM. Lots of folks have mentioned that the meetings get out a little late, so we’ve decide to start a half hour earlier. Please mark your calendars and don’t forget the time change as we move into the 2018-2019 season.

Please keep your membership dues paid up. If you receive your newsletter through the USPS look at your address on the front cover to see your expiration date above your name. If you receive your newsletter via email, you should receive an email reminding you to renew. If you have questions about your membership you can speak with our Membership Director Seina Searle at any meeting or email her at:
I look forward to seeing all of you at the meetings this season.

Good Hunting!
Mike Searle