ACA Calendar of Events
2016 -2017
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2016-17: July August
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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.



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.

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

The ACA will provide the Bar-b-cue, hamburgers, and hotdogs via chief Chef, Stan Howard.

Please bring a side dish to share.
Signed up so far: Stan&Tedda: setup, BBQ Chicken, hamburger patties, hotdogs, sweet tea, John: pork BBQ, fudge brownines,
MarkM: 16 hamburger & 16 hotdog buns, Kenneth: soft drinks, water, bag ice, Maryglenn: baked beans, Ervin: Cole Slaw,
Morris: 2 bags chips, Suzanne&M: veggie tray, John & Susan: green salad, potato salad, Zack,

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


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

Please 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.

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).

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




Club Dark Sky Star Gaze
September 03, Saturday 7:30 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise/set: 0956/2148 Dark sky


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



Observe the Moon Night

September 10, Saturday,
7:00, 7:30-10:00 PM at RPSEC The Public is invited!
Moonrise/set: 1411/0000 Lunar


Program: Moon-Made for You
The Moon is the closest natural outer space object to us.
It affects everything we do.
It is gray, but its surface terrain and geography is variable and fascinating.
It moves in a predictable pattern, but varies enough to disappear, turn blood red, or turn black,
form a bracelet of Bailey's beads, or a ring of fire and a brilliant diamond.
It's very cold, and hides origins and history of the Earth in its deepest recesses.
It pulls at us, and we yearn to return to it.
It is a strange and dangerous place, but we learned and are learning how to manage there.
It makes shadows here, but usually we can enjoy its reflected, guiding night light.

Speaker: Tedda Howard

has a MS in Biology from the University of South Carolina.
She was President of the ACA for four years from 2010-2014,
and has been our Web Editor since 1998.
She earned the Lunar Award from the Astronomical League in 2011.
She enjoys teaching others about the moon,
showing them surface details and how it moves through the sky.

Refreshments: _________

Lunar Observing after the meeting
Bring what you have of
planisphere, lunar map, binoculars, telescope, two towels.
Check out the lunar maria.
See how the moon turns as it moves through the sky.
Figure out where you will see the moon: tomorrow night, at the same time.
Use the telescopes to check out and name some craters near the maria.

Club Volunteers: will help and show you
maria: naked eye, binocular, low power - RayP
maria: high power - __________

maria and craters:
M Frigoris: Aristoteles, Eudoxus - MaryglennB
M Crisium: Cleomedes, Macrobius, Picard - MorrisM
M Serenitatis: Posidonius - __________
M Tranquilitatis: Palus Somni, Proclus - StanH
M Tranqquilitatis: Sinus Concordiae, Da Vinci - _________
M Fecunditatis: Taruntius, MessierA - __________
M Fecunditatis: Langrenus, Vendelinus - JohnW
M Fecunditatis: Petavius, Furnerius - _________
M Nectaris: Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina - KennethB
M Nectaris: Fracastorius - __________
M Imbrium: Montes Caucasus, Montes Archimedes, Montes Apeninnus - MarkM

Observe some planets, stars, and constellations also:
Be the first to spot Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Neptune.
North: Follow Cassiopeia to Andromeda, then name Pegasus' four 4 corners.
See Draco, Hercules, Corona Borealis, Bootes.
Follow the Milky Way Galaxy across the sky.
Look for the Summer Triangle: Vega, Deneb, and Altair; then Albireo, Vulpecula, and Sagitta.



Club Dark Sky Star Gaze & Prep for SEED
September 24, Saturday 5:30 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise/set: 0113 1522 Dark sky


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




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