Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
In this Issue
Our November meeting will be Friday, November 1 at 8:00 PM in room 215 of the Aerospace Engineering Building.
This month’s star party will be on the following Saturday, November 2, at the Cliff Hill farm.
For The Heavens
On Tuesday October 29, 2002 at 7:00PM, PBS will air a two hour NOVA episode on the life of Galileo Galilei.
Deep South Regional
Representing AAS at the twentieth anniversary of DSRSG will be, John Tatarchuk, Eddie Kirkland, and Russell Whigham. (Where’s Robert?) If you’ve been thinking about going, it’s not too late. The weather forecast for the end of the week is looking pretty good. Organizer, Barry Simon writes:
We will have a 44" Dobsonian coming down from the University of Kansas. Looks like the observing field will have a new "Top Dog" this year!Ultimate amateur astronomer, David Levy will be the featured speaker on Friday.
431 Nephele Occultation
If you’ve never had a chance to time an asteroid occultation, you may want to give this one a try early Saturday evening, November 2 (star party night). The asteroid is quite dim at magnitude 13, but the occulted star is relatively bright at about magnitude 6. Although somewhat south of the predicted path, it should be fun to watch the asteroid approach, then recede from the target star. Who knows, if the actual path is more to the south than the prediction, you may even get to witness the occultation! The link above has links to event time, finder charts and the path prediction.
No one who stayed up for the Leonid storm last year will ever forget that display. This year, the good news is that it falls on a weekend again. The bad news is that the Moon will be only 2 days before full. If you missed it last year, you may get an encore. If you saw it last year, well, I don’t need to tell you what you could be missing.
For AAS members who wish to subscribe to or renew their favorite magazine(s), the rates are:
Sky & Telescope --- $29.95
To get this special rate, you must be 2002 dues paying member of Auburn Astronomical Society. We need 5 subscriptions for each magazine before we can get reduced rate.
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The orders needs to go in this month. Thanks as always to John for taking time to do this.
Wednesday Oct 16
Gail Smitherman Wrote:
National Public Radio’s Living on Earth had an
with author, Timothy Ferris on their October 27 edition. You can
read the interview (or listen to the MP3 audio) at:
Until next month,