Gyulbudaghian’s Nebula

Next Meeting: Saturday  May 4th    
Note: The club may hold impromptu star parties from time to time, so please watch your email for notifications.
Time:  Telescope set up at 7:00pm,  Meeting at 7:30 pm.
Location: Diane’s

What’s-Up: Cepheus Constellation by Peri Cline

Click on the photo for details of this nebula in Cepheus

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: The last meeting, April 6, we had several potential new members.  After showing them the scopes the club owns, we opened the garage to a clear sky.  I rolled out my 12″ Meade to show a few deep sky objects and the viewing was excellent. We ended the night with a beautiful view of M51 (The Whirlpool Galaxy) at 35M light years away.

If you missed the March meeting, attendees were rewarded with a surprise ICECREAM social after the meeting.

A call for help with two upcoming outreaches.  June 1, and Monday June 24 at the Girl Scout camp.  Members, Please let me know if you can help with these events. 

  • email  dianem100@sbcglobal.net   –   diane@rimastronomy.org