Our next meeting is Saturday September 20th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.




“Experience the Universe at Charlie Elliott”

A chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club

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Join us for our next meeting at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at the Charlie Elliott Campbell Aquatics Center.  Questions?  Contact one of our officers.

MEETING AGENDA

Potluck!

It’s that time again…
It’s time for our quarterly potluck once again!  Join us at the Campbell Aquatics Center at Charlie Elliott on Saturday, September 20th, at 6:00 p.m. for good food and good company.  We’ve had great success with having a speaker join us for an informal presentation during the potluck, and this month, Elgin Leary will join us to talk about the science behind galaxies, how they form, classifications, and some of the problems that scientists are tackling.  Elgin brings knowledge and experience from backgrounds in both physics and astronomy and is currently teaching high school physics at Grayson High School in Grayson, Georgia.  It goes without saying that potlucks take a lot of work to organize, and this one is no different.  We need help with everything from setup and clean up to green bean casserole and banana pudding.  Even if you can’t cook, you can always pick something up at the deli.  If you would like to help out with the potluck, click here.

What’s Up
Charlie Elliott Astronomy Observing Supervisor John Towne will be giving a short presentation of what you can expect to see in the sky this month with binoculars and small telescopes as well as the monthly Charlie Elliott Observing Challenge.  At the meeting, remember to ask John for the target list and SkyMap!  The target list and presentation from the last meeting are available for download below.

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 Jon Wood Astronomy Field immediately after the meeting (weather-permitting). You don’t have to be a member to attend the meeting or join us on Jon Wood Astronomy Field with your telescope (or just your eyeballs).  Note:  The security gate at the entrance to the main road leading up to the observing field closes at 10:00 p.m.  You’ll be able to leave at any time, but you won’t be able to get in after 10:00 p.m.  You will, however, be able to park near the gate and walk a few hundred feet to the observing field after 10:00 p.m.

Place: Jon Wood Astronomy Field at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Downloads from the Last Meeting
What’s Up Presentation
Charlie Elliott Target List


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Our Meeting Schedule for 2014!

January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 21, July 26, August 23, September 20, October 18, November 22, December 20

Click here to see our Event and Meeting Calendar


Become a member of the Charlie Elliott Chapter!

To officially become a member, join the Atlanta Astronomy Club:
Charlie Elliott Chapter Membership Form


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Want to help with our Outreach?

Register here to become a Charlie Elliott Astronomy outreach member



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Want to know a little more about us?

Meet the Charlie Elliott Chapter Officers for the 2013/2014 season