Join us for for our next meeting on Saturday March 17th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the Campbell Aquatics Building!

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March Meeting & Observing

Meeting Details

Quarterly Potluck!

Join us on Saturday March 17th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Campbell Aquatics Building at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center for our quarterly potluck! If you have been to one of our potlucks, you’re probably looking forward to the good food (banana pudding!!) and good company these events have become known for. Potlucks are great when everyone chips in, and ours are no different. In addition to all of the good things like banana pudding, barbecue, and mac & cheese, we need help with set up and clean up as well. Please take a moment to sign up for something and help out.

Potluck sign up…  ”Do it now!”

“Get to the chopper!”  Jeff does a much better impression than I do.  Note that we’ll be meeting in the Campbell Aquatics Building rather than our normal venue in the Shepard Building.  Don’t worry, it’s not far.  You can see our usual meeting place through the trees across the pond.


All of the Above!

David Whalen, Charlie Elliott Astronomy Observing Supervisor will give a talk about what you can expect to see in the sky this month with binoculars and small telescopes, as well as the monthly observing challenge. If you’ve been to one of our meetings, you know that David is a dynamic and engaging speaker and always delivers a lot of great information with plenty of laughs! Be sure to ask for the monthly target list and a SkyMap! David will be joined by Astrophotography Coordinator Mark Woolridge who will cover the imaging challenges of the month and tips on how to image them.

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 everyone is welcome.

Tech Talks

Brian Tucker will be on hand at 3:30 p.m. to give a Tech Talk on selecting the optimal guide scope and guide camera combination for your imaging scope and camera.  Be ready to take notes and ask questions!  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, Steve Siedentop.

Downloads from the Last Meeting

Tech Talk
All of the Above Presentation
Charlie Elliott Target List
Astrophotography Presentation

Our Monthly Meetings and Public Observing Nights for 2018

January 20, 2018,  February 17, 2018,  March 17, 2018,  April 14, 2018,  May 12, 2018,
June 16, 2018,  July 14, 2018,  August 11, 2018,  September 8, 2018,  October 6, 2018,  November 10, 2018,
December 8, 2018

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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