Next Meeting: Saturday April 6, 2019 Please bring your telescope to this meeting.We will focus on setting up and using the more portable sized scopes – particularly the 8 inch and smaller. Also, Let me know if you would like to run the 16″ Orion at the next meeting.
Note: The club may hold impromptu star parties from time to time, so please watch your email for notifications.
Time: Telescope set up at 6:30pm, Meeting at 7:00 pm.
Photo: M33 – The Trianglumum Galaxy (click on pic. for more detail)
What’s-Up: Trianglumum Constellation by Peri Cline
Notes: There are now five members able to operate the 16″ Orion telescope: Peri Cline, Felix Brandt, Ken Cotter, Diane Mason, and Todd Longfellow. If interested, please see one of us for lessons on its operation at the next meeting. If you would like to reserve the clubs 16″ for any of the upcoming meetings, or other nights, please let Todd or Diane know. We will add your name to the new event calendar here on the web site. The scope is then yours for the night. First make sure that night is free by checking the calendar.
A call for Future Meeting Topics: Your input is very much needed and wanted. A few topics already under consideration are:
- Various star charts and how to navigate them
- Star hopping with a Dob
- Creating a viewing list
- Workshop on collimating the Dob telescope
- Understanding the celestial sphere
- Finding astronomy resources on the Internet