ACA Calendar of Events
2011-12
Encourage your family to study astronomy!
20110507 ACA Challenge Letter
Helpful Information about Refreshments and Programs
June Minutes


Club Star Gaze
July 2, Saturday,
8:00 PM at NMR-DSO
Moon rise: 0538 Moon Set: 2043 Dark sky



Monthly Meeting
The Public is invited!

July 15, Friday,
7:00 PM at ASU
Moon rise: 1954 Moon Set: 0548 Lunar: Full Moon at 2:40AM Eastern Daylight Time.
2-minute talk: Gary Osburn: Mare Crisium
Club Business: Awards
Program: Adaptive Optics to Correct for Atmospheric Distortion
Speaker: Neil Miller

has taught college level algebra-based physics, astronomy, and earth and space science for 16 years. He has been teaching at USC–Aiken since 2003 for approximately 100 students each year, and is currently the Senior Instructor of Physics. He teaches two astronomical observing sessions a month at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, and is in charge of the weather station for the campus.
Refreshments: Dave & Sharon Dunlap
Observing after the meeting


July Minutes



Annual Club Picnic, Lunar Study, Perseid Meteor Count, & Vesta Fiesta!
August 6-7, Saturday,
7:00 PM to Sunday 6:30 AM Waffle Breakfast, at NMR-DSO
Moon rise: 13:22 Moon Set: 2349 Dark sky

Wear socks & shoes, pants.
Bring what you have of: binoculars, telescope, planisphere, AL Lunar or Messier list,
lounge chair, sleepbag, towel, bug spray, tea table.
Prep your food ahead, take an afternoon nap, and come hungry!
Make your plans for a great time to get to know each other, share astronomy experiences,
observe moon to 11:30PM, observe Vesta at opposition, group count the Perseids until Waffle Breakfast at 6:30AM.
Sign up now (if you haven't already), Bring your whole family! - Get in on a great experience.


Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!

August 19, Friday,
7:00 PM at ASU
Moon rise: 2202 Moon Set: 11:12.

2 minute talk: Frank DeRoller: Earth's Moons?
Michelle Maurer: Astronomical League and How It Helps Us

Program: Meteorites, and Their Stories
Speaker: Anita Westlake

is past president and founding member of the Meteorite Association of Georgia. She has collected meteorites for about 8 years,
and has over 205 different specimens from around the world. Anita is currently the Librarian at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA,
and is frequently asked to identify rocks that the public brings in as "meteorites". Several of her articles have been published in Meteorite magazine.
Refreshments: Walt Kubilius
Observing after the meeting: Bring binocs, planisphere.


August Minutes
August Minutes with photos


Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!

September 09 , Friday, 7:00 PM at
RPSEC
Moonrise: 17:03 Set: 03:31

2 minute talk: Dave Dunlap: Mare Imbrium

Prizes awarded for answers to Observing Questions include:
1. Name the 11 large Maria we can see on the Moon.
2. What is the line of light and dark on the Moon called? Why is it so useful?
3. Name the eight stars that form the Teapot in Constellation Sagittarius. (See the diagram here.)
4. Name the heart of Scorpius. What color is it?
5. Name the stinging tail of Scorpius.

Program: Apollo15: Astronaut James B. Irwin
Speaker: Mark Moffatt

is a past president of our club. Mark earned his AL Lunar Award in 2006 and has an ongoing interest in the Moon.
Refreshments: Kenneth Beard
Lunar Observing after the meeting: Bring binocs, planisphere, AL Lunar list.
SN2011fe SuperNova observing at M101.


Club Star Gaze
September 24, Saturday,
7:00 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 03:00 Set 16:20 Dark sky

Wear socks, shoes, pants.
Bring what you have of: binoculars, telescope, planisphere, AL Messier list,
Observe the Milky Way Galaxy, Fall Constellations, great stars, clusters, and nebula.

5:00 PM SEED Volunteers come early to finalize our projects.
6:00 PM Officers' Meeting
6:30 PM Combined light supper.

September Minutes


Rain date Observing, Oct.1,Sat.7PM, NMR-DSO, BringYourOwnSnacks

Meteor Shower, Oct.6


Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!
October 07, Friday,
7:00 PM at RPSEC
Moonrise 15:36 Moon set 02:24 -clear
Calendar update
PRIZES awarded for Answers to Observing Questions (See Q&A here!)

Program: Supernova Remnants
The death of massive stars, evolution & defining characteristics of supernova remnants,
interest in these remnants, why they are important to observe, how we observe them, and more.

Speaker: Joshua Wood
2007 BS in Physics, Rutgers. 2009 MS in Physics, Indiana U. of PA. Focus: numerical simulations of semiconductors.
2009 Started PhD, Clemson. Advisor: Dieter Hartmann. Research focus: numerical simulations of supernova remnants,
concentrating on the acceleration of particles in the remnant itself.

New Member Orientation, Q&A
Refreshments on the Lawn: Ervin Davenport
Lunar Observing, after the meeting. Bring binocs, planisphere, AL Lunar list.

International Observe the Moon Night, Oct.8, RPSEC


ACA Solar Observing on the Lawn The Public is invited!
for SEED and National Astronomy Day

October 15 , Saturday, 10AM-3PM at RPSEC
Have it both ways: Focus on the SUN! and out to the Asteroids!
Bring your solarscope, spectroscope, solar viewers, DAWN Mission materials.
Wear socks, shoes, light clothing to cover, hat, sun block.
For SEED volunteers.


Club Star Gaze
October 22, Saturday, 7:00 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 01:47 Set 14:45 Dark sky

Bring what you have of: binoculars, telescope, planisphere, AL Messier list.
Wear warm layered clothing, hat, shoes & socks. It is always colder than expected after dark.
Observe the Milky Way Galaxy, Fall Constellations, great stars, clusters, planets, and asteroids.

October Minutes



Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!
November 04, Friday,
7:00 PM at RPSEC
Moonrise 14:08 Set 01:14 Lunar
PRIZES awarded for Observing Answers See Q&A here!)
2-minute talks: Virginia Adams: Caroline Herschel
Mark Moffatt: How to Find Kies Pi

Program: Astronomy Apps
Pat will review of several of the latest astronomy programs for the Ipad as well as PCs running Microsoft Windows. This includes: The Sky by Software Bisque, Sky Safari for the Ipad, Iphone, AstroPlanner for Windows, Gas Giants for the Iphone, Ipad, NASA App for the Ipad, and several of the best web sites for astronomers. He will also bring some really cool publications including Star Atlases, Charts and other observational aides for getting the most out of the hobby.

Speaker: Pat Noisworthy

Pat has been an amateur astronomer for 40 years. He has owned many telescopes. During the mid 80s, he gave up the hobby for a few years. He got back in when computerized goto telescopes came on the market along with short focus apochromatic refractors. (Easy target finding!!) Pat has a Masters degree in Science Education from Memphis University.

Teens are welcome to sit up front.
New Member Orientation, Q&A
Refreshments: Gary Osburn
Lunar Observing after the meeting
Bring your binoculars, AL Lunar list, warm layered clothing, hat. It is colder after dark.


Club Star Gaze
November 19, Saturday, 6:30PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 00:39 Set 13:23 Dark sky
Bring what you have of: binoculars, telescope, planisphere, AL Messier list.
Wear warm layered clothing, hat, shoes & socks. It is always colder than expected after dark.
Winter constellations coming up!

November Minutes




Annual Holiday Club Dinner
December 03, Sat, 6:00 PM at Bobby's BBQ
Reserve a place for you and your family now.
Moonrise 13:07 Set 00:59 Lunar
Gift Exchange: $5-15. On arrival, your astronomy, science, or other gift will be displayed on the gift table, and you can choose a number from the pot. After our meal, you can choose any gift when it is your turn/number. Then offers for swap can be made. All gifts will then be opened. This makes for a lot of speculation, intrigue, negotiating, and fun! It's not the gift that counts but the happiness we bring to each other.
All, especially children, are encouraged to make something, satellite models (many available free online), paper weights, mugs, night lights, or other.


Club Star Gaze
December 17, at NMR-DSO, Saturday, 5:30PM (4:30-see below)
Moonrise 00:00 Set 11:58 Dark sky.


Happy Holidays are here! so
Come and see
The Winter Constellations, Asterisms, Andromeda & other Galaxies,
Open & globular Clusters, Bejeweled Doubles, Planets Jupiter & Venus.
and more!


Wear warm, layered clothing, hat, shoes & socks.

Bring what you have of: binoculars, telescope, planisphere, AL Messier list.
Most importantly bring yourself, family, and friends.
We always have plenty of telescopes to share,
and plenty of people to help you find things in the heavens above!

If you do have a telescope, but aren't sure it is working,

Come at 4:30PM - before dark.
We will help you get it working and collimated,
so you can spend your time enjoying the view after dark.


Don't miss the break
with Chili, Punch, Hot Chocolate and Cake!


December Minutes

Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!
January 06, Friday,
7:00 PM at ASU
Moonrise 15:24 Set 05:10, Lunar

Take your seat at 6:55. Five(5) Minute DVD of our SEED experience starts promptly at 7PM.

Program: Astronomy Jeopardy
Host: Michelle Maurer

will give you the answers! But you must ask the questions!
John White: Grand Final Orbitrator of the Universe!
Come for a fun evening of astronomical enlightenment while you and your team figure out the solutions.
Categories: Beginner, Easy, Intermediate, Challenge.
Planned so youth can also compete!
Refreshments: F&D DeRoller

After the Game: New Member Orientation, Q&A
Collimation and tracking help for Celestron c8 NGT.


Lunar App for You
Observing Q&A 2012 Winter
Telescope Grab & Fly



Telescope Repair January 21 28, Saturday, 5:00PM at NMR-DSO
If you have a telescope, but aren't sure it is working,
We will help you get it working and collimated,
so you can spend your time enjoying the view after dark.
Everyone can come, learn, and volunteer to help.


Club Star Gaze January 28, Saturday, 6:00PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 1007 Set 2320 - crescent, then dark sky.


Come and see
Constellations, The Winter Hexagon & other Asterisms, Andromeda & other Galaxies.
Find open & globular Clusters in Gemini, Bejeweled Doubles.
Observe Jupiter, its moons and understand how they move, Great Red Spot (GRS) at 7:04PM,
Sparkle with Canopus! The best time to see this "southern" star!


Wear warm, layered clothing, hat, shoes & socks.

Bring what you have of: binoculars, telescope, planisphere, AL Messier list.
Most importantly bring yourself, family, and friends.
We always have plenty of telescopes to share,
and plenty of people to help you find things in the heavens above!

Break : Chili, snacks, & hot chocolate
Discuss/decide Roper Mt. trip

Sparkle with Canopus! The best time to see this "southern" star!

January Minutes


Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!
February 03, Friday,
7:00 PM at ASU
Moonrise 14:06 Set 03:50 Lunar

2-minute talk: EBlaxton: How Water got on Earth
2-minute talk: JWhite: Telescope Parts 1
PRIZES awarded for Answers to Observing Questions (See Q&A here!)


Program: Astronomy’s Counter Arguments to the 2012 Doomsday Prophecies

Every few years we become preoccupied with the latest doomsday prophecy. Quite often these prophecies are based on misinformation or a general lack of knowledge of basic scientific principles.
As we approach December 21, 2012, the prophesied end date for the Mayan calendar, we are once again inundated with bad science. Some of the 2012 doomsday scenarios include ideas of rogue planets hitting Earth, our destruction from solar activity, and even unusual alignments in the stars triggering catastrophic events.
In this talk we will review the origin of the Mayan predictions for 2012 along with other related doomsday prophecies. In each case, we will also discuss how an understanding of astronomical principles can debunk each and everyone of these claims.

Speaker: Louis Rubbo,

earned his PhD degree in Physics at Montana State University in 2004. From 2004-07 Dr Rubbo was a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Gravitational Wave Physics at Pennsylvania State University. In 2007, he joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty as assistant professor of astronomy. His areas of expertise include gravitational wave astronomy, general relativity, archeoastronomy, and physics and astronomy education. As a participant in the Adopt a Scientist program, Dr. Rubbo exposes high school students to what it means to be a scientist and the wide variety of careers and lifestyles that are available with a science education. Dr. Rubbo presented an outstanding program on Gravitational Waves at our ACA March 2011 meeting. We look forward to his new topic. See his website (http://kingfish.coastal.edu/physics/rubbo/index.html).

Refreshments: Michelle Maurer
New Member Orientation, Q&A
Lunar Observing - wear warm clothing




Prepare for National Astronomy Night
February 18, Saturday, 4-6:30PM at NMR-DSO Rain date: February 25, Saturday, 4-6:30PM at NMR-DSO
Everyone can come, learn, and volunteer to help.


Club Star Gaze
February 18, Saturday, 6:30PM at NMR-DSO Rain date: February 25, Saturday, 6:30PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 0440 Set 1516 - dark sky. Moonrise 0838 Set 2204 -Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and crescent moon.

Come and see
Constellations, The Winter Hexagon & other Asterisms, Andromeda & other Galaxies.
Find open & globular Clusters in Gemini, Bejeweled Doubles, Alphard in Hydra, and many Messier objects.
Observe Venus, Jupiter, and Mars
Sparkle with Canopus! Good time to see this bright "southern" star!

Wear warm, layered clothing, hat, shoes & socks.
Bring what you have of: binoculars, telescope, planisphere, AL Messier list.
Most importantly bring yourself, family, and friends.
We always have plenty of telescopes to share,
and plenty of people to help you find things in the heavens above!
Break : Snacks, hot chocolate provided.


Winter Star Party
Feb.20-26, Florida Keys


February Minutes



Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!
March 02, Friday, 7:00 PM at
RPSEC
Moonrise 12:47 Set 02:29 Lunar
2-minute talk:
Club Business: Nominating Committee volunteers
PRIZES awarded for Answers to Observing Questions (See Q&A here!)

Program: The InterStellar Medium

will start with a general summary of the I S M, which serves as the source of stellar birthing materials as well as a graveyard for their remains. We will see some of the most spectacular images in astronomy, with an explanation of the physical phenomena behind them. Jay and his colleagues from Western Michigan are involved in studies of the surrounding gas around the super-star, Eta Carinae. Learn more about using this source as a unique laboratory to determine fundamental atomic properties that are currently in question.
Speaker: Jay Dunn
,
PhD GA State University 2007, Post Doctorate Researcher, Physics Dept., VA Polytechnic Institute and State University 2008-10, Last year he was Temporary Associate Professor, ASU Physics and Chemistry Dept., teaches physical science, quantum mechanics, and astronomy. Jay has mentored at least eight college students in research that lead to published papers. His research focuses on Spectral Analysis of FeLoBAL Quasars and Ultraviolet Studies of Active Galactic Nuclei. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/500961. Jay has won numerous awards and scientific memberships. In 2002-4 Jay co-developed and managed 2 Astronomy events and 1 Physics event for the Georgia Science Olympiad for 7th and 8th grade students. Jay is now ___________ at _______ College, near Atlanta. Last May, Jay presented a good program to our club about Outflows in Active Galactic Nuclei. He was a member of our club, and helped us on Astronomy Night. We are pleased that he wants to come back and speak to us again, and look forward to his contributions and keeping in touch.

Refreshments: volunteer needed!

New Member Orientation, Q&A
Observing on the Lawn



ACA and ASU Astronomy Night - for the Public

March 03, Saturday evening. -Cancelled due to rain!


Celebrate 2 Events on 1 Dark Night:
1. Messier Marathon1,2, and 2. Globe at Night,
March 17, Saturday, 6:30PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 03:22 Set 14:12 Dark sky
MM Leader: Mike Bush

Bring binoculars, telescopes, planisphere, lounge chair.
Wear warm, layered clothing. Some like sleeping bags, gumby outfits.
Chili, Pistachio cake, Coffee


The Nominating Committee for 2012-13 includes Gary O., Virginia A., and Mike B..
They will call you to ask for your service as an officer and as a member.
They will also ask you what you would like and what you can do best this coming year.
Please think about this now and be prepared to assist them to the best of your ability.
If they have not reached you by March 26, please email them with a good time to call you. Thank you.


Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!
March 30, Friday, 7:00 PM at
RPSEC
Moonrise 11:34 Set 01:09 Lunar

PRIZES for Telescope Parts Contest, JW
2-minute talk: KBeard: Saturn
2-minute talk: MMoffatt: Current Event
2-minute talk: SHoward: Future of the ISS
2-minute talk: GSenn: ToV: Transit of Venus, June 5
Club Business: Nominating Committee report, Budget, Upcoming Events
PRIZES awarded for Answers to Observing Questions (See Q&A here!)

Refreshments: G&S Osburn
Lunar Observing on the Lawn


March 31, Sat.8:30PM, Earth Hour


March Minutes



Lunar App for You
Observing Q&A 2012 Now
Telescope Grab & Fly


ACA Caravan Trip to Roper Mountain - Most Excellent Adventure!
April 13 - 15
Moonrise 02:01 Set 13:07 Dark sky



ACA Telescopes / Challenge on the Lawn
for National Astronomy Night The Public is invited!

April 28, Saturday, 6:30 PM at RPSEC
Moonrise 11:21 Set 00:30 1st Qtr Moon

Bring your planisphere, binoculars, telescope.
Wear socks & shoes, layered clothing.
Take the basic astronomy skill challenge, get stickers, get stamped, and win prizes!

Last year was great - This year is even better!
See Gary Senn on Channel 6, Apr.24, Tuesday, Noon hour show.


April Minutes


Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!
May 04, Friday, 7:00 PM at
RPSEC
Moonrise 17:51 Set 04:11, Lunar
2-minute talk: MMoffatt: Seti
Club Business: Election, Calendar
PRIZES awarded for Answers to Observing Questions (See Q&A here!)


Program: Galaxies in the Local Universe and Beyond
Galaxies are brilliant collections of stars, gas, and dust.
They exhibit a dazzling array of shapes and sizes, from spiral galaxies like the Milky Way, to giant elliptical galaxies, to small dwarfs.
After an overview of the basic structure and contents of galaxies, Dr. Aller will brieftly discuss
what is known about galaxies in the local universe and in the most distant observed galaxies.
She will also illustrate examples of nearby galaxies which can be observed with personal telescopes.

Speaker: Dr. Monique C. Aller,

is a third-generation professional astronomer who earned her PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Michigan in 2007
with a dissertation on Supermassive Black Holes: Their Masses, Host Galaxy Relationships, and Cosmic Distribution.
From 2007-2010 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the ETH Zurich (Switzerland) studying galaxy evolution as part of the COSMOS project.
Since Fall 2010 she has been working at the University of South Carolina in Columbia as a postdoctoral fellow.
There she has been studying interstellar dust in other galaxies, such as is probed by quasar absorption systems,
and star-formation in unusual environments, such as polar ring galaxies.
We first met Monique when she gave a fine presentation at the MASC 2011 in Orangeburg.
on Probing the Composition of Interstellar Dust at z=0.9.

Refreshments: Gary Osburn
Observing on the Lawn




Officers' Meeting
May 19 , Saturday, 6:00PM at NMR-DSO


Club Star Gaze
May 19, Saturday, 7:30 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 0423 Set 1828 Dark sky.

The Gemini twins are running from the bees. They are swarming at Praesepe in Cancer!
Leo is also at risk, but Denebola, the tail, is too far away to swat them.
There's Corvus . . . it must be spring!
Follow Alioth, Mizar and Alkaid in the handle of the Big Dipper,
and arc to Arcturus, then speed on to Spica.
Calm yourself in Virgo, and find the Virgin's uplifted arms at Vindemiatrix and Porrima.
Focus on majestic Saturn and it's rings. Can you see the Cassini division?
Look for Titan. Yes, it's there! Can you see some other moons?

Bring your planisphere, binoculars, telescope.
Wear socks & shoes


Rocket Building
May 26, Saturday, 2:00PM at NMR-DSO
See details in the May minutes.



DAV Open House
May 27-28, Sunday-Monday, 4:00PM at Deerlick Astronomy Village
RSVP by May 24. Please bring an appetizer for 6-8.
See details in the May minutes.


May Minutes


Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!
June 01, Friday, 7:00 PM at
ASU !
Moonrise 16:38 Set 02:44 Lunar:

2-minute talk: Charles Gantt: Finding the Big Sky with the Big Dipper
Club Business: Installation of 2012-13 Officers
PRIZES awarded for Answers to Observing Questions (See Q&A here!)


Program: Journey to the Edge of the Universe
Don will present a brief discussion to locate the edge of the universe,
followed by a journey there via slides. Handouts- first come, first served.

Speaker: Don Hostetler

Don is a retired nuclear engineer who has been fascinated by astronomy for 70 years.
He is a long-time, contributing member of the Astronomy Club of Augusta.

Refreshments: Mark Nagy
Observing after the meeting
Bring binocs, Lunar & Messier lists, planisphere.



Transit of Venus The Public is invited!
June 5, Tuesday, 5:30 PM at RPSEC
Moonrise 03:01 Set 17:16 Dark sky.
Sunrise 05:17 Set 19:34


Location External Sun Internal Sun Greatest Sun Internal Sun External Sun
Ingress Alt Ingress Alt Transit Alt Egress Alt Egress Alt
h m s ° h m s ° h m s ° h m s ° h m s °

Charleston UT 22:04:00 29 22:21:39 26 -- - -- - -- -
Columbia UT 22:04:06 28 22:21:46 25 -- - -- - -- -
Atlanta UT 22:04:17 31 22:21:56 27 -- - -- - -- -
RPSEC Local ~18:04:06 ~28 ~18:21:46 ~25
-- - -- - -- -

Last chance to witness in your lifetime. Don't miss it!
If you have a solar scope, or other viewing equipment, please come in plenty of time to set it up.

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In celebration of this semi unique lifetime experience, and in preparation for our new club year,
we will have a
P a r t y to Launch the Estes Solid Fuel Powered Rocket
at a nearby field, after the ToV.
It is expected that this rocket can go 1000 feet high,
and you can be posted at various locations for careful retrieval.
(We plan to launch it again in August.)
See the Transit of Venus and learn about Rocket Science!




Club Star Gaze
June 16, Saturday, 7:30 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 03:01 Set 17:16 Dark sky.

Sign up ahead for telescope help session at 6:30PM.

We will look for
Omega Centauri ! and so much more:
Circumpolar constellations, Arc to Arcturus and Speed on to Spica, Mars, Saturn,
The Summer Triangle, the center of the Milky Way Galaxy,
More galaxies, clusters, and nebulas,
Alberio and other beautiful double stars.

Bring what you can of planisphere, binoculars, telescope, Messier list.
but most of all, bring yourself!
Wear socks & shoes.



Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!

June 29, Friday, 7:00 PM at ASU
Moonrise 15:29 Set 01:22 Lunar:


Several short presentations and discussion for your enjoyment:

2 minute talk: Mike McCoy: ACA Website Q&A Page
2 minute talk: Stan Howard: Transit of Venus Experience
2 minute talk: John White: Transit of Venus Math
2 minute talk: Mark Moffatt Mare Imbrium
2 minute talk: John White: Go To Telescope Demonstration
2 minute talk: Mark Moffatt: ALCON: July 4-7 in Chicago and summary of national star parties

Club Business: Annual Awards
PRIZES awarded for Answers to Observing Questions (See Q&A here!)
Refreshments: ____________
Lunar observing after the meeting


June Minutes


Club Star Gaze
July 14, Saturday,
7:30 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 01:40 Set 16:02 Dark sky
Bring your planisphere, binoculars, telescope.
Wear socks & shoes.


July Minutes


Monthly Meeting The Public is invited!
August 10, Friday, 7:00 PM at
ASU
Moonrise 00:00 Set 13:53 Dark sky

2-minute talk: ____________: ___________
PRIZES awarded for Answers to Observing Questions (See Q&A here!)

Program: ______________
___________

Speaker: _____________

_______________

Refreshments: _____________
Observing after the meeting
Bring binocs, AL Messier lists, planisphere.


Annual Club Picnic and Perseid Meteor Count
August 18, Saturday,
7:00 PM Picnic to Sunday 6:30 AM Waffle Breakfast, at NMR-DSO
Moonrise 06:52 Set 19:33, (07:55-20:08) Dark sky

Wear socks & shoes, pants.
Bring what you have of: binoculars, telescope, planisphere, AL Lunar or Messier list,
lounge chair, sleepbag, towel, bug spray, tea table.
Prep your food ahead, take an afternoon nap, and come hungry!
Make your plans for a great time to get to know each other, share astronomy experiences,
Check off Messier objects, and group count the Perseids until Waffle Breakfast at 6:30AM.
Sign up now (if you haven't already), Bring your whole family! - Get in on a great experience.


Beginners to experts can benefit
from the abundance of knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm
at our local meetings and star parties.
Astronomy is not a simple sport. Get
help to get good.
Go to our Membership page, and become a member now.
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