ACA Calendar of Events
2015 -2016
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2016: January
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Please volunteer: 2 Minute Talk


Newly scheduled Club Dark Sky Star Gaze - a result of popular demand!
January 29, Friday 5:30 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise/set: 2317/1032 Dark sky


due to previously, consistently, long-term bad weather!
We are hoping for clear skies, cold but not freezing, so
Here's your chance! Come and enjoy.

Please arrive before dark. Park with your headlights toward the road.
Bring what you have of planisphere, binoculars, telescope, towel to lay on.
Wear warm, layered clothing.

Please eat ahead or bring a snack.


Club Dark Sky Star Gaze
February 06, Saturday 6:00 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise/set: 0531/1618 Dark sky


Check the Minutes of our special January 29 Star Gaze (click above),
to see pretty much the same wonders tonight as we saw then.
It's well worth a second look.

Please arrive before dark. Park with your headlights toward the road.
Bring what you have of planisphere, binoculars, telescope, towel to lay on.
Wear warm, layered clothing.

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



Monthly Meeting
February 19, Friday,
7:00 PM at GRU/AU The Public is invited!
Moonrise/Set: 1538/0447 Lunar


Club Business: Nominating Committee

Program: It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right: Star Hopping Southern Style!
Computers are great and all, but to really learn the sky you need to understand star hopping.
Star hopping is a process you can use to quickly locate any astronomical object in the sky,
even the dim fuzzy ones! You do not need a computer controlled telescope,
setting circles or any electronics... but a Telrad or Rigel finder sure helps.
Learn how to hop from star to star, following an imaginary line to your object.
Speaker: Erik Benner

started with Astronomy back in the 70s, with his great grandparents learning the constellations
from the driveway in Glendale Arizona. He got his serious start in 1985, when he was able
to use a 10" Meade to cruise through Orion nebula complex and was hooked. He later worked
as a telescope operator on a 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope for the NSF, and was imaging
with a CCD back in the early 90s. He owns his own observatory, and often jokes that the telescopes
in the family outnumber the people. He enjoys visual as much as imaging, and loves to challenge folks
to look at more than the bright Messier objects, with his favorite class of nebula being dark nebula
like the Horse Head Nebula. Both his wife and son are amateur astronomers, and have been known
to fight over time on their rare NGT-18 telescope.

Refreshments: __________

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



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from the abundance of knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm
at our local meetings and star parties.
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Calendar of Events 2015-2016