|January Meetings||Membership Reminder||Christmas Eclipse||For Sale|
|Head School Star Gaze||Opelika Middle School||Member News|
The first meeting of the new millennium will be on Friday, January 5, at 8:00 PM in room 215 of the Aerospace Engineering Building. Montgomery car-poolers should meet at my house (518 Seminole Dr.) and be ready to head for Auburn at 7:00 PM. If Santa brings you any new astro-toys, bring them to the meeting for a “Show & Tell”.
This month’s star party will be on Saturday, January 20. Location to be announced.
Memberships for 2001 are due this month. If you haven’t already renewed, you’ll need to send $15.00 for Regular Membership or $7.50 for Full-Time Students to:
Mr. John B. Zachry, Secretary/TreasurerMake checks payable to: Auburn Astronomical Society. You can save the postage and bring your dues to the meeting. For questions about your dues or membership status, contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum Eclipse 11:21am (42% obstruction)
Last Contact 12:54pm
If you don’t have optical quality a solar filter,
you should enjoy the eclipse on the Web or on television. AAS’s own Mark
Brown (W. A. Gayle specialist) was quoted by the Montgomery Advertiser
as an authority for observing the event.
For Sale: Sony MVC-FD91 Mavica Digital Camera with:
On the evening of Tuesday, December 5, AAS gave
a star party for the Thomas Head Elementary School, in Montgomery.
Representing the society were: Jack McDaniel 4.5-inch reflector;
Tom and Julie McGowan, 8-inch reflector; Joe Champion, 4.5-inch
reflector; Mark Brown, 8-inch SCT; and your editor, 11-inch SCT.
One again clear skies prevailed for the students, teachers, and parents
as we observed Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon. Special thanks to Tom
McGowan for coordinating the event and Susan Mallett, principal
for extending the invitation.
And, on Thursday, December 14, society members made their scopes available for the science classes at Opelika Middle School. Participating were: Rhon & Joyce Jenkins, 18-inch reflector; Rick and Justin Allen, 8-inch reflector; Alan Cook & Susie Jensen, 10-inch SCT; John Clifton, 8-inch SCT, your editor with the 11-inch SCT, and David Newton. Joe Harrington email@example.com of Opelika was also there and has been added to our mail list.
High humidity and dew point proved to be quite a test for the optics heaters for those who had them, but students and teachers alike were able to see the planets and the Moon – many for the first time. Thanks to Rhon Jenkins for coordinating this event and to Michele Matin, science teacher at OMS, for having us.
Larry Owsley firstname.lastname@example.org ran into former AAS member, now Auburn City Council Member, Rod Popwell email@example.com . Rod has asked the he be added to our mail list. We look forward to having Rod active with us again soon.
Charles Boyd has a new e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Allen, in the proud new owner of an 8-inch reflector and writes that he’s now looking at Celestron’s 9.25-inch Maksutov.
Hope to see everyone at the meeting,