ACA Calendar of Events
2017-18
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Helpful Information about Refreshments and Programs


Planning Meeting of New Officers
July 22
, Saturday 5:00PM at NMR-DSO
Plan for 2017-18
Installation of New Treasurer
. . .


ACA Planet Repair Shop and Eclipse Stations Prep
July 22, Saturdayat 6-8:30PM, at NMR-DSO

Please pick up your ACA Logo Polo Shirt tonight. We don't want to carry the box of shirts around anymore!

Bring your Eclipse Station Poster! We will help you mount your poster on a luan board with holes in each corner.
Be sure to let Tedda know the size of your poster/s before July 19, Wednesday so your luan backboard is available.
also, Demonstrate your Eclipse Station Plan, Progress, or Choice!

See and hear what your ACA teammates are doing.
Help them!

Registration, Campus Map of Stations: JeanY
AL Observing List, Eclipse Safety, Solar glasses : AdelaD
Size and Distance in the Solar System: Suzanne, GaryH
Solar Structure, Solar binoculars:  KennethB
Lunar Interior and Motion: TeddaH
Lunar Phases: StanH
LaGrange Points: Sweet Spots in Space:
1Where, 2Why:Gravity, 3Usefulness and Use: Lorelai&GeorgeC
Solar Spacecraft: AndreaA
DH Solarscope:  ErvinD 
Indirect Solar Observing w Solarscope:  JohnW
Projector Scope: DanielW
Direct Solar Observing w #14 Welder Glass:  Virginia W
Shoe Box Projectors: LorettaW
12 Observable Effects of Total Solar Eclipse:  MarkM
Indirect sun/leaf filter: MarkM
Filtered Direct Solar Telescopes:  RonF, MikeB,
RichB , PatN
Televue with Solar Filter: StanH, ShaneS
Solar Cycles:  MikeC
ElectroMagnetic Spectrum:  
Story times:  
Leo the Lion, and How He Became a Constellation:  TeddaH
The Cat in the Hat: There is No Place like Space:  SuzanneH
. . . . and YOU!

Light Refreshments  



ACA Club Star Gaze
July 22, Saturday at 8:00 PM, at NMR-DSO
Moon rise-set: 0540-1958 Dark sky


Look for Mercury at 8:50PM. Regulus is dimmer at ~10PM from Mercury,
Algieba is even dimmer at ~12:30. Denebola is 3X further at ~11PM.
Look for Jupiter and Saturn
Trace the Big Dipper handle to Arcturus, then speed on to Spica.
Vega, Altair, and Deneb are out this night as well. Can you name their constellations?
- all before 9:30 
with many more discoveries to make. 

Bring what you have of planisphere, binoculars, telescope, towel. 
Wear socks,shoes,pants.
Park with your headlights toward the road.




ACA Club Meeting
August 04, Friday at 7:00 PM, at AU The Public is invited!
Moon rise-set: 1812-0356 Lunar


Eclipse Stations Review
Sign up for SEED

Program: Evidence of Comet or Asteroid Impact ~12,800 Years Ago
This presentation will provide an overview of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis (YDIH)
and review recent evidence from the Carolinas consistent with the impact of a large
comet or asteroid ca. 12,800 years ago.  In particular, I will discuss the discovery
of a widespread platinum (Pt) anomaly within YD age sediments from archaeological sites
across North America.  These data suggest the input of platinum-rich dust from an
extraterrestrial (ET) impact, and may indicate a continental if not globalchronostratigraphic
marker for the start of the YD climate event that occurred at the end of the Clovis time period.
Implications for the environment, Pleistocene megafauna, and early Paleoindians will be discussed.  

Speaker: Christopher R. Moore Ph.D
completed his Ph.D. in Coastal Resources Management at ECU (East Carolina University)
in 2009, with undergraduate degrees in Anthropology/Archaeology.
Chris was hired by the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program (SRARP)
as a research archaeologist and public outreach coordinator. He is on staff at the USC
SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, and Editor of South Carolina Antiquities.
Among many other research projects and papers, Moore’s team wrote a paper published
by Scientific Reports earlier this year about platinum anomalies in 12,800 year old
sediment samples, that may have come from a comet or asteroid,
various reasons why it didn't leave a big hole, and evidences of an extinction event.
https://sc.academia.edu/ChristopherMoore
Chris, his wife Wendy, and their son Nicolas live in Aiken, South Carolina.




Refreshments: ________

Lunar Observing after the meeting
Bring what you have of planisphere, binoculars, telescope, towel.
Wear layered clothing.





Load Truck for Eclipse
August 11, Saturdayat 10:00AM, at NMR-DSO

Please volunteer to help load up.




ACA hosts the Total Solar Eclipse The Public is invited!

August 21, 2017, Monday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM at Lexington County Museum on the field
Moon rise set: 0535 1911 New Moon, Total Eclipse at LCM ~1440+


Bring what YOU have of: your planisphere, your solar glasses
Wear socks & shoes, layered clothing.

We will have solar telescopes available for the public to look through directly, and solarscopes to observe indirectly.
We will also have a limited number of solar glasses.

We appreciate our ACA VOLUNTEERS helping the public
understand the eclipse phenomena with projects and demonstrations,
and to locate and identify sky objects:

Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipse Poster
Please volunteer to help using this volunteer guide to stations, and email Tedda.
Directions for volunteers.



Refreshments: LCM: cold water,
Many local eateries and grocery store nearby.




ACA Star Gaze
August 26, Saturdayat 6:30 PM, at NMR-DSO
Moon rise-set: 1143 2257 Crescent moon


ACA Birthday, Annual Picnic, Eclipse Review





Deadline to sign up for SEED
August 28



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from the abundance of knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm
at our local meetings and star parties.
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