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    Newsletter January 2019

    JANUARY 30, 2019 Dear Members, Your Board of Directors would like to thank you for support of TSS through your membership and participation during 2018. We hope you have great things planned for 2019 and that those plans include TSS. Here are our plans for the upcoming year: We are looking forward to a stellar Horizons Speaker Series! Purchase your tickets online and use your membership for a discounted ticket price! This year’s speakers have been invited to extend their presence in Tallahassee to include classroom visits, thus engaging the K-12 community in their science. We are currently working to arrange those visits. TSS is committed to bringing opportunities to…

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    President’s Newsletter – Summer 2018

    As we begin another year, Tallahassee Scientific Society has much to feel good about looking back on 2017-2018. Visit the TSS website and Facebook Page to stay current with all our activities.  Below are some highlights: We had an outstanding line-up of speakers for the 2018 Horizon Series, starting with famed dinosaur paleo-biologist Greg Erickson, continuing with dog geneticist Dr. Elaine Ostrander from NIH, and marine biologist John Hunt about the fisheries of the Florida Keys, and ending with Gulf Coast, and Pulitzer Prize winning, author Jack Davis. I hope you were able to see a few of those! I also hope you were able to participate in at least…

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    President’s Newsletter – January 2017

    Regional Science and Engineering Fair Please consider serving as a judge for the annual Capital Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, February 3, 2017.  Winners of high school or middle school science fairs in Jefferson, Leon or Wakulla counties will compete at the Capital Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center located at 505 W. Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, Florida. We need more than 200 judges to evaluate student projects, so your help is very important for a successful fair.  Regular Judging will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 followed by Overall Judging from 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Students who win the Capital Regional Science and Engineering Fair can…

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    President’s Newsletter – October 2016

    Lannutti Lecture Series The 2016 Lannutti Lecture series will be held on November 2nd and 3rd.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend one or both of the lectures. This year’s presenter is Dr. Robert Williams, who is Astronomer Emeritus at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Williams’ research specialties are nebulae, novae, and emission–line spectroscopy and analysis.  He is a strong advocate for science education and outreach.  He has lectured around the world on recent discoveries from the Hubble Telescope and other forefront facilities on the ground and in space. He was awarded the Beatrice Tinsley Prize of the American Astronomical Society for his leadership of…

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    President’s Newsletter – August 2016

    Gold Medal Ceremony and Presentation The 2016 Gold Medal Ceremony and Presentation is scheduled for October 12th in the Planetarium of the Challenger Learning Center. This year’s honoree is Dr. Henry Neal Williams, professor in the School of Environment at Florida A&M University. He is considered the leading authority on predatory bacteria.  Currently, he is focusing on their use as an antibiotic agent to fight human bacteria pathogens. Visit the Society’s web site to learn more about our honoree. His presentation for the evening of the Award Ceremony is entitled “Hunting the World’s Smallest Hunters, the Bdellovibrionales: A 30-Year Odyssey.” Members who subscribe to the Tallahassee Democrat may recall two recent…