NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, online via Zoom: Our Featured Speaker will be our own Thatcher Rogers, research associate at the Jornada Research Institute, discussing his investigations into late prehispanic dynamics in the Northern Jornada Mogollon (Lincoln) area, with special emphasis on the excavations at Robinson Pueblo village. Details forthcoming about this enticing subject. As usual, hop online about 6:45 PM to get settled, and Thatcher will begin his talk at 7PM sharp.

NEXT FIELD TRIP = TBA - watch this space for details as they develop.

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October 2020

Happy Halloween to All

Bats 4The Bat - by Frank Jacobs

Bats are creepy! Bats are scary!

Bats do not seem sanitary.

Bats 3Bats in dismal caves keep cozy;

Bats remind us of Lugosi.

Bats have webby wings that fold up;

IMG_0106 - 3 sets of wingsBats from ceilings hang down rolled up.

Bats when flying undismayed are;

Bats are careful; bats use radar.

IMG_0129 - good profileBats at nighttime at their best are;

Bats by Batman unimpressed are!

 

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Online Via Zoom: Our October 21, 2020 Featured Speaker, John Stocke

Stocke_johnPleiades Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:00 PM: GCAS general meeting via Zoom. Unencumbered by a business meeting, we will begin by welcoming our Featured Speaker, John Stocke, Colorado University-Boulder professor of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (1985-2017). Dr. Stocke will share the "Secrets of Andean Skies: the Mystery of the Pleiades". If you recall his fascinating talk in March 2019 about “Polynesian Navigation” you will definitely want to join us on Zoom starting at 6:45 to get the audience situated for the lecture to begin at 7:00 PM sharp. A Q&A session with John will follow his lecture. Check your email inbox for your Zoom invitation! As further background to the presentation:

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In Search of: GCAS Volunteers

Zoom picAs our membership already knows, the GCAS has resumed monthly meetings online via Zoom. We assembled a Zoom committee with the idea that up to 3 or 4 GCAS members could take turns acting as hosts for these Zoom meetings. Unfortunately some of our volunteer hosts quickly discovered that they do not have reliable enough equipment and/or connectivity to the internet to help out.

How about you?

Even if you have no experience hosting a Zoom meeting yourself, our Zoom committee has already done the work for you. With just one or two short practice sessions online with us, you can get familiar with how to use the 2 or 3 controls you need to start a meeting, introduce the featured speaker using our handy introduction form, and close down the meeting after the lecture and a Q&A session.

Please help the GCAS keep these monthly meetings going. You (yes, you) can contact the right people right away by emailing us at either webmaster@gcasnm.org, or reaching out to President Kyle Meredith at kyyote@msn.com, telephone 575-538-5706.

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