Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
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This month’s meeting will be on Friday, April 4, at 8:00PM in room 215 of the Aerospace Engineering Building. If the sky is clear, some of us will be at the Georgia Sky View. If it’s cloudy, 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.
The parking situation behind the Aerospace Engineering Building has changed. The only access now is from West Magnolia. You may still park behind Samford Hall in the Student Union Building parking lot and walk the remaining half block, but will not be able to drive through.
April 4, meeting
in room 215 of the Aerospace
My name is Mellisa Mullin. I am the Reading Teacher for Maxwell AFB Elementary School. We are hosting an event to coincide with our School Book Fair called “Reading Under the Stars”. This takes place on Friday, April 18th beginning at 7p.m. We were wondering if you would be interested in setting up some of your telescopes to enhance our event even further.Hello Mellisa,
Thank you for writing. Yes, we'd love to bring the telescopes and help in any way we can. Because of the brightness of the Moon (will be full only two days later), about all we'll be able to view with the telescopes will be the Moon and Saturn, but if that's OK, we'll plan to be there. It may be possible for us to point out some satellite passages as well. I'll add your request to the April newsletter and see how many other volunteers we can get.
If possible, we'd like to set the scopes up on an open grassy area, and because some of the scopes are rather large and heavy, we will need to be able to park near this area as well.
Sunset will be at 7:15 p.m. We'll plan to be there before sunset, but it won't be dark until about 8:00 p.m.
Looking forward to our visit,
That is so awesome…I am so glad that you can bring the telescopes! We will find the best possible place for you to set up the telescopes as well. We have plenty of grassy places surrounding our school. I will be in touch with the details and will probably meet you at the gate the evening of the event.
We will celebrate Astronomy Day 2008 with the public on May 10, at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium . Planetarium director, Rick Evans, is working with us again to bring astronomy to the people for the eleventh consecutive year.
We’ll follow a similar agenda to past years. We will begin at mid-afternoon with solar viewing for early arrivals. Later we’ll hold the telescope clinic, followed by a program (TBA) in the auditorium, and winding up with telescopic viewing at about 8:00 pm.
Aside from the volunteers who bring their personal scopes, we will need someone to assist the visitors with the AAS, PST solar scope, the 8-inch Dobsonian, and the 12.5-inch Dobsonian, where it will make its debut in its reconfigured design.
need volunteers to help at the AAS information table, and with satellite
From: "david gunnells" email@example.com
I'm writing to see if perhaps anyone in the Auburn Astronomical Society took pictures/video of a brilliant earth grazing meteor we witnessed during the Leonid shower of 2001 the night/morning of Nov. 17/18.
Hope others were fortunate enough to see this evening's pass of the European ATV "Jules Verne" followed by Shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station.
From: Syd Spain
I feel sure that you’ve heard of Microsoft’s Worldwide Telescope. If not, it might be of interest to club members, since it is due for release sometime this spring. Here are a couple of links:
Hoping to see everyone soon,