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2016 -2017
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Prep for NAN
April 22, Saturday 5:00 PM, at NMR-DSO
Light super provided
Eclipse update

Club Dark Sky Star Gaze
April 22, Saturday 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM at NMR-DSO
Moonrise/set: 0225 1334 Dark sky

Come early to help Prep for NAN = National Astronomy Night
Be the first to spot Mars and Jupiter.
Review the Winter Hexagon.
Focus on Cancer, Leo, Hydra, Crater, Corvus,
Ursa major, Ursa minor, Bootes, Virgo.
Look for beautiful double stars, clusters and nebulae.

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





ACA Telescopes on the Lawn
for Earth and Sky and National Astronomy Night The Public is invited!

April 29, Saturday, 7:30-10:30 PM at RPSEC
Moon rise set: 0934 2351 Setting Crescent Moon


Members of the Astronomy Club of Augusta will host
naked-eye, binocular, and telescope observing
of the moon, planets, and stars this evening on the Lawn.

Bring what YOU have of: your planisphere, binoculars, telescope, 2 towels, a lawn chair...
Wear socks & shoes, layered clothing.
We will have a number of telescopes available for the public to look through.

We appreciate our ACA VOLUNTEERS helping the public locate and identify sky objects:

Telescopes: Stan (Televue 4"Refractor), Steve (Maksutov Cassegrain),
John (8" Schmidt Cassegrain), Maryglenn (4.25 Reflector), MarkMof (8"reflector),
Ray (8"Dobsonian), Mike B (big binoculars on tripod)
Binoculars: Stan: 15x70 w tripod, some smaller, Kenneth: use with eyeglasses
John: 10x50, 15x70, with stand

The Moon
Naked Eye:
Binocular:
Scopes
:

Constellations/ Stars, Planets:
Look for planets, famous stars, beautiful double stars, clusters, and nebulae.


Refreshments: Gary Senn: water & sodas




ACA Meeting: Elect Officers, 2-Minute Talks
May 12, Friday at 7:00 PM, at
RPSEC The Public is invited!
Moon rise-set: 2156 0752 Quarter Moon


Speakers: Please EVolunteer, include Name, Title

Maryglenn B: _________
Stan H: Comets
Tedda H: Eclipse Update
Kenneth B: Theophilus, Nectaris
Mark M: HOW TO USE YOUR COMPUTER TO MAKE ASTRONOMICAL DISCOVERIES
The Zooniverse is a Citizen - Science program that uses average everyday citizens to
sort thru data in search of Planets , Supernovas, and understand the histories of Galaxies, etc.
_________: ___________
_________: ___________

Refreshments: __________

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




Annual DAV = Deerlick Astronomy Village Memorial Weekend Picnic
May 27th, 2017, Saturday, 5:00 PM

Sign up / RSVP with Marie at http://www.deerlickgroup.com by Wednesday, and bring a side dish or dessert for 4-6 people.

If you would like to caravan or carpool, please let us know where you would like us to stop for you: email Stan.
We have had a group attend every year for several years now, and it is a great day. We look forward to your joining us.
Bring binoculars, water, hat, towel - and food!




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