Join us for for our next meeting on Saturday November 10th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Conference Room B



“Experience the Universe at Charlie Elliott”

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November Meeting & Observing

Meeting Details

November
Long dark nights at last!

Join us early November 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the Charlie Elliot Conference Center, Conference Room B, for our monthly meeting.

Recall that last month’s speaker, Dr. Kathryn Gordon, gave us a wonderful technical description of the interferometry instruments at Georgia State University’s Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) on Mount Wilson, California. She also described her work using CHARA to examine giant star characteristics and even showed how it is possible to render surface features of these stars.

We’re quite lucky to follow up this presentation by continuing the stories that CHARA instruments are telling us about our universe.

This month’s speaker is Dr. Russel White, Principal Investigator for the Young Stars and Planets Group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and CHARA at Georgia State University.  Dr. White will share his findings using this wonderful optical array by describing the processes involved in giant and young star and planet formation.

Please do attend, bring some great questions and remember the early Fall start time!

Perspective

Observing Coordinator Steve Siedentop will be on hand to discuss what you can see and image in the night sky.  His short presentation will cover observing from both a visual and a contemplative perspective. Steve started out as an observer, moved into astrophotography and enjoys doing both, finding observing particularly therapeutic. That’s a good thing, because he needs all the therapy he can get! Steve will be joined by Astrophotography Coordinator Mark Woolridge who will cover the imaging challenges of the month and tips on how to image them as well as tips for beginners so you don’t have to do everything the hard way!

Observing After the Meeting

All are invited to Jon Wood Astronomy Field immediately after the meeting (weather-permitting). As always, the event is free and open to the public.

Tech Talks

If you have an idea for a 15-30 minute discussion or presentation that you would like to see or would like to give, contact the Charlie Elliott Program Coordinator, Kevin Snedden.

Downloads from the Last Meeting

Tech Talk
Perspective Presentation
Charlie Elliott Target List
Astrophotography Presentation
Skymap

Our Monthly Meetings and Public Observing Nights for 2018

July 14, 2018,  August 11, 2018,  September 8, 2018,  October 13, 2018,  November 10, 2018,
December 8, 2018, January 5, 2019, February 2, 2019, March 9, 2019, April 6, 2019, May 4, 2019, June 1, 2019

Meetings start approximately 2 hours before sunset. Meeting rooms and start times vary, so please check back here for details. Public stargazing on Jon Wood Astronomy Field follows the meeting.

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All Charlie Elliott Astronomy events are free and open to the public and you don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings or join us on Jon Wood Astronomy Field.  However, we would encourage you to consider a yearly paid membership for less than the cost of a couple of pizzas.  Your membership dues allow us to continue our science outreach programs in area schools and youth organizations, merit badge programs with area Scout Troops, and allow us to maintain the facilities on Jon Wood Astronomy Field.  To become a member, you can fill out our membership form or contact an officer.

March is membership renewal month. If you are renewing your membership, no form is necessary.


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