Join us for for our next meeting on Saturday October 14th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Charlie Elliott Conference Center, Conference Room B

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October Meeting & Observing

Meeting Details

“Please disperse…nothing to see here!”

If you asked someone at one of our observing sessions on Jon Wood Astronomy Field about the Messier list, they would probably tell you it was the first list of deep sky objects they decided to use as a guide for observing or imaging. In fact, most observers will probably tell you the same thing about the list of Messier objects. What if I told you that the list we know today as the Messier Observing List isn’t a list of objects to observe at all? What if I told you that it was actually a list of objects to avoid? Want to know more?

Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Conference Room B, for an engaging and informative discussion with Richard Jakiel about the life and times of Charles Messier.  If you read Sky and Telescope magazine regularly, you may have read a few of Richard’s articles.  You may also have come across a book that Richard co-authored, Galaxies and how to Observe Them.   Richard brings a wealth of knowledge on the subject and you will almost certainly leave having learned something new!

All of the Above!

David Whalen, the most interesting observer in the world, who also happens to be the Observing Supervisor for Charlie Elliott Astronomy will give a short talk about what you can expect to see in the sky this month with binoculars and small telescopes. David will also cover the Charlie Elliott Observing Challenge. Be sure to ask for the monthly target list and a SkyMap!

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.

Technical Workshops

There is currently no Technical Workshop scheduled for October.  However, if you have a topic you would like to present, there’s still time!  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

Technical Workshop Presentation
All of the Above Presentation
Charlie Elliott Target List

Our Monthly Meetings and Public Observing Nights for 2017-2018

June 24, 2017,  July 22, 2017, August 19, 2017, September 23, 2017, October 14, 2017, November 18, 2017,
December 16, 2017, January 20, 2018, February 17, 2018, March 17, 2018, April 14, 2018, May 12, 2018, June 16, 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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