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Information about past Events

The following pages list summaries of the information presented in the Events/Meetings.

Following is a chronological listing of all non-archived meeting descriptions with links to the presentations, meeting minutes, multimedia and other information about the event when available.

2017 Events

  • 2017-02-25 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Before the meeting Barry Fitzgerald gave a workshop on the setup and use of an Intel Compute Stick for astrophotography.  You can watch the video of the workshop here.  David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, called the meeting to order. There were 40 members and guests in attendance.  David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, presented “All of the Above.” Our guest speaker, Dr. Merida Batiste, discussed her research on galactic superclusters.  Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David Whalen’s “All of the Above,” and the February Target List. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2017-01-28 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Before the meeting Valorie Whalen gave a class on the Constellation Hunter Astronomical League Program. Tim Geib, Chapter Director, called the meeting to order. There were 39 members and guests in attendance.  David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, presented “All of the Above.” Our guest speaker, PhD candidate Mitchell Revalski, discussed his research on supermassive black holes.  Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David Whalen’s “All of the Above,” and the January Target List. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.

2016 Events

  • 2016-12-10 CE Astronomy Meeting
    David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, called the meeting to order. There were 15 members and guests in attendance.  David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, presented “All of the Above.” Members and guests enjoyed good food and company during our quarterly potluck.  Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David Whalen’s “All of the Above,” and the December Target List. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-11-19 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Tim Geib, Chapter Director, called the meeting to order. There were 31 members and guests in attendance.  David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, presented “All of the Above.”  Dan Thoman presented an outreach update and discussed upcoming outreach events. Our guest speaker, PhD candidate Dicy Saylor, presented her research on stellar rotation.  Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David Whalen’s “All of the Above,” and the November Target List. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-10-29 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Tim Geib, Chapter Director, called the meeting to order. There were 25 members and guests in attendance.  David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, presented “All of the Above.”  Guest speaker, PhD candidate Jeremy Jones, discussed his research on type A stars.  The weather was excellent and there were 50 people on the observing field and 16 telescopes.  Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David Whalen’s “All of the Above,” and the October Target List. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-09-10 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Tim Geib, Chapter Director, called the meeting to order. There were 31 members and guests in attendance.  David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, presented “All of the Above.”  Dan Thoman presented an outreach update and discussed upcoming outreach events.  Members and guests enjoyed good food and company during our quarterly potluck.  Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David Whalen’s “All of the Above,” and the September Target List. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-08-06 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Tim Geib, Chapter Director, called the meeting to order. There were 31 members and guests in attendance.  David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, presented “All of the Above.”  Dan Thoman presented an outreach update and discussed upcoming outreach events.  Guest speaker, PhD candidate Tiffany Clements, discussed her research on low mass stars.  Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David Whalen’s “All of the Above,” and the August Target List. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-07-09 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Tim Geib, Chapter Director, called the meeting to order. There were 28 members and guests in attendance.  David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, presented “All of the Above.”  Dan Thoman presented an outreach update and discussed upcoming outreach events.  Theo Ramakers completed the Astronomical League’s Analemma program.  Marie Lott completed the Astronomical League’s Herschel 400 program.  Congratulations to Theo and Marie!  Guest speaker, Phil Sacco, discussed mythology as it relates to astronomy.  Due to severe weather, observing after the meeting was cancelled.   Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David Whalen’s “All of the Above,” and the July Target List. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-06-04 CE Astronomy Meeting
    David Whalen, Observing Supervisor, presented “All of the Above.”  There were 34 members and guests in attendance.  After the meeting, there was no observing due to weather.  However, a few members stayed to show a new amateur astronomer how to use her telescope.  During the impromptu “class,” Jupiter and Vega were observed with the telescope.  Mars was observed naked eye. Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, and David Whalen’s “All of the Above” and the June target list. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-05-07 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Officer elections were held, with Tim Geib, David Whalen, and Brian Tucker being elected as Chapter Director, Observing Supervisor, & Recording Secretary, respectively. Tim Geib gave the featured presentation on remote observing and image. Twenty-nine members and guests in attendance at the meeting. Clear weather allowed observing afterwards with about 25 people present on the field. Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, and David Whalen’s “All of the Above” and his May target list. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-04-09 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Thirty-four members and guests attended our April meeting and enjoyed an excellent talk on gravitational waves by Dr. Erin Bonning of Emory University. After the meeting, everyone present adjourned to the astronomy field for a good night of observing. Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David Whalen’s “All of the Above“, and the April target list. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-03-12 CE Astronomy Meeting
    The March meeting for the Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club was held on 3/12/16 in the Campbell Aquatic Building at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Management property in Mansfield, Georgia. There were twenty-five members and guests in attendance for our meeting and quarterly potluck dinner. No observing was possible after the meeting due to clouds. Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David’s “All of the Above“, and his March target list. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-02-06 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Prior to the regular meeting, Van Macatee held workshop #2  on PixInsight, with 11 members present. Twenty-seven members and guests attended the February chapter meeting. David Whalen presented his enthusiastic “All of the Above” monthly observing talk, Jack Fitzmier gave out NSN awards, and Dr. Michael Covington gave a splendid talk on “The Missing Messier Objects and the Hunt for M102″. Intrepid astrophotographers met on the field afterwards to wait out the clouds for a night of imaging. Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David’s “All of the Above“, and his February target list. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.
  • 2016-01-09 CE Astronomy Meeting
    Prior to the regular meeting, Van Macatee led a highly informative astrophotography workshop on PixInsight, with 9 members present. Twenty-one members attended the January chapter meeting. Dan Llwellyn was our guest speaker, presenting a talk about the new Sony A7S camera. Dan Thoman gave a summary of our outreach efforts and David Whalen presented his enthusiastic “All of the Above” monthly observing talk. Due to bad weather, the scheduled field workshop on AutoGuiding will be rescheduled. Available downloads are the detailed meeting minutes, David’s “All of the Above“, and his January target list. Van’s PixInsight workshop handout is available on our Astrophotography page. The monthly Sky Map may be downloaded from skymaps.com.

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