In this Issue
|September Meetings||New on the Web Page|
|Membership Roster||For Sale|
|Member News||Peach State Star Gaze|
|Deep South Regional Star Gaze|
This month’s meeting will be on Friday, September 7, at 8:00 PM, in room 215 of the Aerospace Engineering building on the campus of Auburn University. Anyone wishing to share a ride from the Montgomery area should meet at my house at 518 Seminole Dr. and be ready to head for Auburn at 7:00 PM.
For those not attending the Peach State Star Gaze, this month's star party will be on Friday/Saturday, September 14/15 (whichever is clear) at Cliff Hill’s farm.
Mindspring/Earthlink decided to increase my server space that has been virtually max’d out for over a year. With the newfound space available, I’ve uploaded two “new” pages. One (just a year late, but who’s counting) on our Twenty Year Anniversary celebration, and the other on Astronomy Day 2001 – both under the “Field Trips” menu.
AAS treasurer, John Zachry, has sent the following list of dues paying members for 2001:
1) Mr. Richard Allen
If your pretty sure you’ve paid your dues for 2001 but, your name is not listed, check your records, then contact John Zachry to resolve the discrepancy. If you just forgot, see the prorated dues schedule at the AAS Membership Application page and send a check made payable to Auburn Astronomical Society to:
Auburn Astronomical Society
My friend from Texas is selling some TeleVue eyepieces as follows:
Plossel @ $155
The eyepieces are in great condition and prices aren't too bad. I'll be seeing him over Labor Day weekend, so let me know-first come, first serve! You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 06:30:10 -0700 (PDT)
Hi! From Gail in Selma,
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 16:40:54 -0400
Okay Gang! With 3 weeks to go, we've got the airport in sight and we're about to land this baby.
Almost 227 adults and a number of children have now registered and paid, so that means a little we're almost at the 250-person cap. With a few less people, there's more breathing room this year; we had just under 300 folks last year and it got a bit crowded on the observing fields.
This year, we're honored to have Paul Deans of Sky Publishing attending our event. Paul is associate editor of Sky & Telescope magazine, and is editor of Sky Publishing's "Sky Watch '02" publication.
While original plans were to have a photo competition, I now feel that in keeping with the fun atmosphere of the event, a gallery of your work is best. We're planning to have a set or two of display frames that each hold up to 16 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches in size. If you have photos to display, be sure you've labeled them on the back so you can claim them at completion of the event, then seek me out and we'll place them in one of the display frames which will be set up in the dining hall.
Folks who collect stamps call these things "covers". And what better way -- besides getting an official PSSG teeshirt -- to help remember the event than to get one of the limited edition souvenir covers available at the PSSG. Each cover includes the full-color design from this year's teeshirt which was designed by Wil Tirion himself.
The covers will also include one of the Hubble Space Telescope stamps issued a year ago PLUS one of the Mt. Palomar stamps issued in 1948 to commemorate the opening of the Hale Telescope Observatory there.
The covers will also be cancelled with a special postmark which commemorates the Peach State Star Gaze.
Each cover will sell for $3 each and can be used to send a letter from the event to home, or just kept as a remembrance.
I'm sure Mr. Tirion would be glad to autograph your cover if you ask him nicely. :-)
Some of you have phoned or e-mailed me asking
about workshops and such.
Mel Tolbert's mirror-grinding workshop will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and continue at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Crafts Building. As stated earlier, contact him directly at 770-434-1528 or e-mail him at email@example.com for advance instructions on what you should have with you if you want to participate.
ATLANTA ASTRONOMY CLUB MEETING
As an extra-special attraction, the AAC's regular monthly meeting will be held at the PSSG on Friday evening, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. in the dining hall. The program is still to be announced.
As usual, we repeat again, and this time more loudly NO ONE IS ALLOWED ONTO THE FIELD ON THURSDAY UNTIL THE PSSG CREW SAYS SO. Every year, some folks disregard the Thursday 2 p.m. official start time and assume that an open gate means to set up on the field wherever you want to. WRONG. The gate is open ONLY for the PSSG setup crew to gain access and prepare the site. Some folks were pretty ticked off and refused to move when asked so that line striping and other matters could be handled.
If you have to arrive early, stay in the parking lot and OFF either of the two fields until the PSSG setup crew says it's okay to proceed.
The program book will have lots more details.
If any of you haven't gotten your confirmation
packets yet, e-mail me or phone me as soon as possible. Each packet contains
maps on how to get to the site and a map of the site and your lodging location
(if you're staying onsite).
For Everything you always wanted to know about
this year’s DSRSG:
Hope to see everyone at the meeting,