Join us for for our next meeting on Saturday July 14th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Room B at the Conference Center at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center!

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July Meeting & Observing

Meeting Details

Summer Solstice is over. Longer nights are coming back!

Join us on Saturday July 14th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in conference room B at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center for our July meeting!

If you haven’t found it already, check out our Facebook Page. You’ll find a welcoming group of people sharing ideas and tips as well as organizing ad-hoc observing and imaging sessions on Jon Wood Astronomy Field.

Friendly reminder:  If you haven’t paid your yearly dues, you still have time!  Your dues go towards supporting our community outreach efforts and to maintain the facilities on Jon Wood Astronomy Field.  It’s quick and it’s easy…click here.

Guest Speaker

How do stars form into different types?

Poet/astronomer Alexandra Yep, Astronomy Graduate Assistant at Georgia State University, will present a talk featuring some of her research about stellar formation in turbulent, high energy nebulae. Alexandra is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Astronomy. She likes using her Python coding skills to present data in visually captivating formats. If we’re a good audience, perhaps we can convince her to close out the session with one of her poems!

All of the Above!

David Whalen has officially retired as Observing Coordinator and will be moving into the role of Astronomical League Liason.  If you’re working on any AL observing programs, you can submit them through David.  If you don’t know what the AL is or would like to know more about the great Observing Programs that are available, David will be happy to fill you in.  Speaking of filling in, Steve Siedentop will attempt to serve as Observing Coordinator for 2018-2019 or until he can con someone else into doing it.  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 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.  Be sure to ask for the monthly target list and a SkyMap!   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.

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

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 (May)
What’s Up Presentation (June)
Charlie Elliott Target List (June)
Astrophotography Presentation (June)

Our Monthly Meetings and Public Observing Nights for 2018

July 14, 2018,  August 11, 2018,  September 8, 2018,  October 6, 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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