Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
In this Issue
This month’s meeting will be on Friday, December
7, at 8:00PM in room 215 of the Aerospace
Engineering Building. Riders from the Montgomery area are welcome
to meet at the home
of Russell Whigham, 518
Seminole Dr., and carpool over to Auburn. Plan to be ready to
leave for Auburn at 7:00PM.
Our dark-sky star party this month, will be on
the following Saturday, December 8, at Cliff
Hill’s farm, or Conecuh
National Forest Dark Sky Observing Site, clouds permitting of course.
December 7, December meeting
December 8, December star party Cliff
Hill’s farm / Conecuh
National Forest Dark Sky Observing Site
December 9, New Moon
December 14, Geminid Meteor Shower
December 17, First quarter Moon
December 18, Mars closest to Earth for 2007
December 22, Winter Solstice
December 23, Full Moon
December 31, Third quarter Moon – Happy New Year!
2008 AAS Membership
John B. Zachry
AAS membership dues ($20.00) are due in January.
Make checks payable to “Auburn Astronomical Society”. Special thanks to
those members who do not attend on a regular basis but still want to help
us out by paying A.A.S. membership dues.
Auburn Astronomical Society
c/o John B. Zachry
501 Summerfield Road
West Point, GA 31833
John B. Zachry
I sent in club subscriptions to Astronomy magazine
($ 34.00) and Sky & Telescope ($ 32.95). I will send in club
subscriptions to Astronomy magazine and Sky & Telescope
anytime during the year but prefer members renew subscriptions in October
or November. If your subscription to either of the above comes in October
or November please tell me a month or so in advance.
Sky & Telescope
1) Alan Cook
2) Rhon Jenkins
3) Eddie Kirkland
4) Allen Screws
5) Russell Whigham
6) Jim McLaughlin
1) Rhon Jenkins
2) Allen Screws
3) Russell Whigham
4) John B. Zachry
Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have questions.
The AAS shirts are here. They’ll be available
at the meeting Friday and at the Cliff Hill star party Saturday night.
The cost will be $31.50 for shirts with names and $29.00 for no name shirts.
Make checks payable to Auburn Astronomical Society.
Many thanks to Scott Thompson who will bring the
shirts to the meeting, for making this happen.
Preserve Star Gaze
Rhon Jenkins, wrote:
Lolley (Forest Ecology Preserve) is interested in us putting on another
program for them. I've included her e-mail to me for your information.
She's interested in January, but I'm sure would be open for another date
love to come to the meeting and tell you about the program I would like
to put on with your help. I will look at the lunar schedule and come
up with some dates. I know Jan. is cold, but the stars are the best. I
hope to have several different areas so we don't have everybody at the
scopes at once. I love to give a show with my laser light- miss my planetarium
time! My poor children, relatives and friends get dragged outside at Lake
Martin more than they want. I would like to have some exhibits and a small
film up set the pavilion. I am going to try and find some patio heaters
to make a warming station with some coffee, hot cocoa, Rocket juice (Kool-Aid),
Milky ways and Moon pies, maybe some Starbursts. Make it fun. I think I
will have their be a minimum age of 7. Sound good? I would love any ideas.
Look forward to meeting you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am feeling
a little better. The steroids are keeping me a little wired, but my house
sure is getting cleaner! Could I take you to lunch sometime next week?
to meet before I crash your meeting. Give me a date and place if you would
like. Thanks for writing back. Look forward to hearing from you.
6 NASA plans to launch the Space Shuttle Atlantis carrying the European
Space Agency’s Columbus Laboratory module. The Columbus Laboratory module
will add an addition 31,000 pounds to the International Space Station.
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Recently you received a message announcing the
creation of the "auburnastro
Yahoo! Group". At this writing, nine of you have joined.
As I stated in the announcement, I hope it will
meet a need of those wanting to know if others will be attending a star
party before driving a long distance and risking being the only one there,
as has happened too often recently.
I don’t anticipate a lot of traffic here, but
feel free to post anything you deem of interest to the group. I have
required moderator approval for new members in an effort to eliminate spam.
I hope the benefits of the increased exchange of information will outweigh
Hoping to see everyone at the meeting and star