Our next meeting is Saturday October 18th, 2014 at 5:00 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 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at the Charlie Elliott Conference Center Room B.  Questions?  Contact one of our officers.

MEETING AGENDA

X-Ray Astronomy!

Join us for an interesting and engaging talk with Dr. Bram Boroson on X-ray astronomy relative to black holes and neutron stars.  Dr. Boroson is currently an Assistant Professor of Physics at Clayton State University.  Dr. Boroson’s current research focus is understanding neutron stars, black holes in orbit with other stars, and hot gas in elliptical galaxies using UV and x-ray telescopes.  Dr. Boroson is currently working with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics on a new method to differentiate neutron stars from black holes.  On October 18th at 5:00 p.m., Dr. Boroson will join Charlie Elliott Astronomy to discuss his research and you can be sure to walk away having learned something new!

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.

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?

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Want to know a little more about us?

Meet the Charlie Elliott Chapter Officers for the 2014/2015 season