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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM PDT
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5:30 pm -  6:40 pm Check-in, Networking, Dinner (6PM)
6:40 pm -  6:45 pm Introduction
6:45 pm -  8:00 pm Indoor Presentation (Part I)
8:00 pm -11:30 pm (if clear sky) (Part II) Outdoor demo/sky-viewing
8:00 pm -  9:00 pm (if cloudt sky) (Part II) Indoor  Presentation and demo

(The Library closes at 9PM. The Part II outdoor demo / sky-viewing (if clear sky) will continue in the Patio.)


Manhattan Beach Library 
1320 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  


(Lot 8 - Free - 10 hour limit, Lots 5, 6, 14, & 15 - $0.75 per hour - 2 hour limit)

Driving Directions 



Events/Programs Chair, LA
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section

Ticket Information

$0 Outdoor Part II demo/sky-viewing Only -No Meal
(Only after 8PM with Outdoor demo/sky-viewing (with clear sky), no indoor presentation access)

$5 Presentation Only -No Meal
$10 AIAA Student / Educator Member Price
$15 Non-AIAA Member -Student / Educator
$17 AIAA Young Professional Member (within first 5 years of Student-to-Professional Member Transition)
$20 AIAA Professional Member Price
$25 Non-AIAA Member -Regualr Price

(No Refund within 7 days of the event or afterwards)

Dress Code

Business Casual

Dinner (except for Presentation Only tickets)

Pan-Asian Dinner Platters or Boxes:
(a) No Dinner - Presentation Only
(b) Chicken,
(c) Beef,
(d) Fish, or
(e) Vegetarian

Refreshment (for all attendees)

Snacks and hot/cold beverages

AIAA LA-LV 6/18 Dinner Meeting


Astrophotography: The Dark Arts 


Marc Leatham
Space Systems Engineer
Booz Allen Hamilton


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Astrophotography: The Dark Arts

Marc Leatham is a new career Space Systems Engineer working for Booz Allen Hamilton in El Segundo. His work tasks focus on modeling The Gateway Spacestation for NASA, but his true love for science and space stems from the unique hobby of taking pictures of nebulae and galaxies with his backyard telescope. In recent years his work has begun to gain more attention, resulting in it being hung in establishments around the world. When possible, Marc travels the western states presenting the story of finding a love for engineering through discovering the cosmos, and how you can too.