“Experience the Universe at Charlie Elliott”
Join us for our next meeting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at the
Charlie Elliott Conference Center, Room B! Questions? Contact one of our officers.
For our March meeting, Dr. Julius Benton will join us for a talk on observing Saturn as well as recent discoveries surrounding the ringed planet.
In addition to his professional research that has appeared in a number of technical publications, Dr. Benton has written extensively on the subjects of lunar and planetary astronomy for over twenty five years. Articles by Dr. Benton can be found in Sky and Telescope, Astronomy, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, Journal of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, and Star and Sky, and elsewhere. Additionally, Dr. Benton’s book, Saturn and How to Observe It, is available in print and online and has served as an instructional manual for novice and experienced observers alike who have an interest in the ringed planet. Perhaps, Dr. Benton’s most significant contribution is his service as the Saturn Section Coordinator for the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, where his efforts as a liaison between amateur and professional planetary scientists have helped improve the significance of A.L.P.O. observational work and advanced the body of astronomical scientific knowledge.
Dr. Jack Fitzmier will be continuing his series of book reviews. Jack is an entertaining and engaging public speaker and always manages to find great reads!
Charlie Elliott Astronomy Observing Supervisor John Towne will be giving a short presentation of what you can expect to see in the April sky with binoculars and small telescopes as well as the monthly Charlie Elliott Observing Challenge.
Sunset Time Alert
While we would love for everyone to stay for the entire meeting, we realize that some folks prefer to leave a bit earlier so as to set up their equipment at the observing field before dark. If the meeting runs longer than planned, a “Sunset Time Alert” will be announced.
“Observing after the meeting”
All are invited to the observing field immediately after the meeting (weather-permitting). As always, everyone is welcome.
Place: Jon Wood Astronomy Field at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center