Our next meeting is Saturday July 26th, 2014 at 6:30 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 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at the Charlie Elliott Conference Center, Room B.  Questions?  Contact one of our officers.

MEETING AGENDA

Dark Matter!

Join us for an interesting and engaging talk with Dr. Rachel Kuzio de Naray on dark matter, what it is, what it isn’t, and why it’s important.  Dr. Naray is currently an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Georgia State University.  She is an observational astronomer with broad interests in galaxy formation and evolution and cosmology.  Dr. Naray’s current research focus is understanding the role of dark and luminous components of galaxies during the formation process with an emphasis on dark matter-dominated low surface brightness galaxies.  Dr. Naray’s past presentation venues include the University of Maryland Observatory, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Orange County Astronomers, and the University of California Irvine Observatory.  On July 26th at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Naray will join Charlie Elliott Astronomy to discuss her research on dark matter 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!

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 May 2014 Presentation
Charlie Elliott May 2014 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 know a little more about us?

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