“Experience the Universe at Charlie Elliott”
Join us for our next meeting at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at the
Campbell Aquatic Activities Building at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center!
Dinner and a Holiday Raffle!
Join us on Saturday December 7th, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. for our quarterly potluck and our first annual Holiday Raffle! We’ll be enjoying good food, great prizes, and good company. If you can bring food or help out with the setup or clean up, click here to sign up.
IMPORTANT: Please note our new location! We’ve been fortunate to have great turnout at our potlucks and have moved to a larger facility to accommodate more people. We’ll be meeting at the Campbell Building down by lake, across from the Discovery Building where some of you may have joined us for Jake’s Day. Go past Elliott Trail, where you normally turn right, and take the second right (just before the pavement ends). The Campbell Building will be on the left as you approach the lake.
We’ll be having a holiday raffle and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the gifts! Currently, gifts include a 2014 RASC Observers’ Guide, telescopes and accessories from Orion, Vixen, Explore Scientific, and others courtesy of our local telescope dealer, Camera Bug, and a handful of generous club members. The grand prize drawing will be for an Explore Scientific AR102 Apochromatic Refractor (retail $499)! These are absolutely beautiful telescopes and one lucky person will go home with it! Many thanks to Greg Bragg and Scott Walker at Explore Scientific for making this happen!
Before we start stuffing our faces, Charlie Elliott Astronomy Observing Supervisor John Town will be talking about What’s Up, a short presentation of what you can expect to see in the December Sky.
Sunset Time Alert
If the meeting runs extra-long, a “Sunset Time Alert” will be announced. While we’d love for everyone to stay for the entire meeting, we also realize that some folks prefer to leave a bit earlier so as to set up their equipment at the observing field before dark.
“Observing after the meeting”
All are invited to the observing field immediately after the meeting (weather-permitting). As always, everyone is welcome.
Place: Jon Wood Astronomy Field at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center