ACA Calendar of Events
2016 -2017
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2015-16: May June
2016-17: July
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2016-2017 DUES NOW DUE!
Please support astronomy and your local Astronomy Club of Augusta.
If you have not already done so,
bring your 2016-17 dues to the meeting, and
give/ or mail to John White, ACA Treasurer, 4254 Woodland Drive, Martinez, GA 30907
Please include your name, address, phone, email, with your $10.
A portion of the dues is paid to the Astronomical League and is due June 30, 2016.
Thank you.

Officer Planning Meeting
________, _______________ at ________.

Club Dark Sky Star Gaze
July 23, Saturday 7:30, 8:30 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise/set: 2308/1018 Dark sky

Please take a nap ahead so you can stay later.

Come before dark, 7:30PM, to set off rockets and lanterns!

A beautiful summer sky!
Look West and catch Regulus before it sets. Jupiter is above it on the ecliptic, followed by Spica, then Mars.

Look North and follow the Big Dipper to Polaris, and to Arcturus.
Check the handle of the Little Dipper to know how clear it is.
The head of Draco is high in the sky: name Rastaban, Etamin, and Grumium.
Find Thuban across from the LD Sentry stars, Kochab and Pherkad.
Look for Cepheus: his Garnet Star and Elephant's Trunk Nebula close by.

Up above/East is Hercules, higher to Alphekka, crown jewel of the Corona Borealis, up to Arcturus again.
Easy to see is the Summer Triangle: Vega leading Deneb and Altair. Name their constellations.

It is a glorious southern sky.
By 9:30 it is easy to follow the Milky Way from its center in Sagittarius.
Name 8 stars that form the Teapot. Look for clusters and nebula all around,
generally from magnitude 4-7, naked-eye or with a pair of binoculars or scope.
Shaula, Lesath, and below Girtab form the Scopion's stinger.
Pick out beautiful Antares, the heart, and Dschubba, the head of the Scorpion,
flanked on each side by Saturn and Mars. Wow!

Moving west, pick out Zubeschamali and Zubenelgenubi in Libra, then Virgo, and catch Jupiter before 10PM.
Below these you can find Corona Australis, Lupus, Menkent in Centaurus, Algorab and Gienah in Corvus.
By then you can see a lovely view of Albireo in Cygnus, ENE.
What a night! We'll help you find each and every one of these, and more.
Knowing how to locate these naked-eye objects will help you find Messier Objects more easily.

Please arrive before dark. Park with your headlights toward the road.
Bring what you have of planisphere, binoculars, telescope, towels to lay on, rockets.
Wear socks, shoes, long pants, layered clothing.

Come Rain or Shine:
Fun astronomy activities planned for cloudy nights.


Monthly Meeting

August 05, Friday,
7:00 PM at AU The Public is invited!
Moonrise/set: 0922/2210 Lunar

Program: Skype Virtual Astronaut

Virtual Speaker: _______


Refreshments: snacks for our break time will be "potluck".
Everyone should bring their favorite food or drink.

Lunar Observing after the meeting
Bring what you have of planisphere, lunar map, binoculars, telescope.

Club Dark Sky Perseid Meteor Count
August 13, Saturday morning 1:30 AM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise/set: 1530/0200 Dark sky

Please arrive before 2:00AM. Park with your headlights toward the road.

Bring what you have of
planisphere, binoculars, telescope,
towels, lounge cot/recliner, sleeping bag, blankets, . . .
Wear hat, layered clothing.

6:00 AM Breakfast ! Waffles, sausage, eggs, juice, etc.!

Cancel Event if we have cloudy weather.

Annual Club Picnic and Dark Sky Star Gaze
August 20, Saturday 6:30 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise/set: 2146/0911 Dark sky

Invite your family, and astronomy friends
Make plans for a great time, getting to know each other better, eating well,
sharing astronomy experiences, and showing them what you like about astronomy.

Please arrive before dark. Park with your headlights toward the road.
Bring what you have of: binoculars, telescope, planisphere, AL Lunar & Messier lists,
lounge chair, towels, tea table.
Wear socks & shoes, pants.

Sign up now. Bring your whole family! - Get in on a great experience.

The ACA will provide the Bar-b-cue, via chief Chef, Stan Howard.
Please bring a side dish to share.
Signed up so far: Stan&Tedda: setup, BBQ Chicken, sweet tea,
MarkM: hamburger & hotdog buns, Kenneth: soft drinks, water, bag ice, Maryglenn: baked beans, Ervin: ColeSlaw,

Needed: hamburger patties, hotdogs, green salads, condiments (1 each: ketsup, mustard, Baby Rays),
fresh circle-sliced tomatoes & vidalia onions, potato salad, veggies, corn pudding, banana pudding, Jalebi, desserts, etc.

Prep your food ahead, take an afternoon nap, and come hungry!

Observe the summer constellations & dim fuzzies.
Look for Saturn, Mars, and Antares.

Study Cygnus and M29 near Sadr (See Sky&Telescope pp.58,63, Stellarium).
Group count the Perseids.

Come Rain or Shine:
Fun astronomy activities planned for cloudy nights.

Beginners to experts can benefit
from the abundance of knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm
at our local meetings and star parties.
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