Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
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This month’s meeting will be on Friday, December 5, at 7:45PM in room 215 of Davis Hall, the Aerospace Engineering Building. The doors to the classroom buildings automatically now lock at 8:00PM, so if you’re running late, rap on the door nearest our meeting room. Remember that access to the parking lot is now from W. Magnolia only.
Our new moon star party this month will be on Saturday, December 27, at Cliff Hill’s farm, clouds permitting of course. This is the Saturday of the Christmas weekend.
Early this month Horseshoe Bend NMP hosted a special
stargazing event. The visibility was excellent and I'm looking into
hosting a proper star party on site. The astronomy events here have
been increasing over the years and this
I'm still receiving calls and emails about the
program and people looking forward to the next. The superintendent of the
park was there and she was very grateful to the volunteers as well. Special
thanks to John Tatarchuk, Scott Thompson, Brent Holman,
I'll be busy with work and family this month but hope to see you all in December.
AAS treasurer, John Zachry, has sent our discounted subscriptions. If you asked John to include your subscription but have not paid, the price is $ 34.00 for Astronomy magazine, and $ 32.95 for Sky & Telescope. Make checks payable to Auburn Astronomical Society. If you are unable to attend our December meeting, mail your check to:
Auburn Astronomical Society
We’ll be seeing more of Ray Kunert, now that he’s managed to return to the day shift at his work. In a similar vein, Mike Holley’s new schedule has allowed him to attend more of our Friday meetings, as well. We’re glad to have you both back, again.
Everyone who was at our November meeting were treated to an excellent presentation by our president, Rhon Jenkins. Rhon’s talk on the “Physics of the Impossible”. Fortunately for those who missed it, his program was running a bit long so he didn’t get to cover all of his material. We’re hoping we can get Rhon’s to do an encore on the topics he didn’t get to. That wouldn’t be impossible, would it Rhon?
Several people wrote to say that they enjoyed seeing the ISS/STS passes. Thanks to John Zachry for keeping us apprised and to Rich Thomas at WSFA-TV, in Montgomery, for getting this information out to the public.
Glynn Alexander called to share information on a new telescope from Meade – the EXT-LS, due out next spring.
Hoping to see everyone at the meeting,