Special Announcement – **Volunteers Needed** – We are doing an out reach for the Girl Scouts on Saturday, March 2. Please contact either Diane or Todd for details.

Next Meeting:  Saturday, 9 March 2019 (Please note that no regular meetings will be held during the months of January and February 2019)  Please bring your telescope to this meeting, as the meeting will focus on setting up and using the more portable sized scopes – particularly the 8 inch and smaller.
Note: The club may hold impromptu star parties during this period, so please watch your email for notifications.
Time:  Telescope set up at 6:00,  Meeting at 6:30 pm.
Location: Diane’s

Presentation: How large can a telescope be? New E.E.L.T. at 39meters  (Video)

What’s-Up: Perseus Constellation

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.

Recent Events: 

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