Join us for for our next meeting on Saturday January 5th, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlie Elliott Conference Center, Conference Room B!

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February Meeting & Observing

Meeting Details

February Meeting & Observing!

Join us in Room B of the Charlie Elliot Conference Center at 4:00 PM February 2nd.
We’ve enjoyed a slight break from our exoplanetary academic speakers but now its back to class!
Our featured presenter is Visiting Research Professor, Manolis Georgoulis from Georgia State University.
Dr. Manolis was recently Senior Researcher for the Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics at the Academy of Athens, Greece.  His area of research is solar and heliospheric physics, nonlinear dynamics, self organization and space weather. His recent work involves studying how stellar eruptions influence exoplanets.
If skies are clear, we will adjourn after the meeting to nearby Jon Woods Astronomy Field for an evening of astronomic observation. Feel free to join us even if you didn’t bring a telescope, many members are eager to share views through their scopes and answer questions about their equipment and the night sky.
We hope to see you there!


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

Our Monthly Meetings and Public Observing Nights for 2018

January 5, 2019, February 2, 2019, March 9, 2019, April 6, 2019, May 4, 2019, June 1, 2019, July 6, 2019, August 3, 2019, August 31, 2019, October 5, 2019, November 2, 2019, December 7, 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.

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