Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
December, 2009

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Events Calendar Space News

Events Calendar

We’ll hold our November meeting on Friday, December 4, at 7:45PM, in room 215 of Davis Hall, the Aerospace Engineering Building.  The doors to the building automatically lock at 8:00PM, so if you’re running late, rap on the door nearest our meeting room and we’ll let you in. 

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 6:45PM. 

Our new moon star party this month will be on Saturday, December 12, at Cliff Hill’s farm

December 4, December meeting, 7:45 PM, in room 215 of Davis Hall
December 7, Earliest sunset
December 12, Star party at Cliff Hill’s farm
December 13/14, Geminid meteor shower
December 18, Mercury just below 2-day old Moon
December 21, Winter Solstice, 17:47 UT
December 31, Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Space News
John B. Zachry

Dec. 07, Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) Delta 2 Launch at 8:10-8:23 a.m. CST.   
Dec. 12, Cassini, Titan Flyby
Dec. 13, Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec. 20, Soyuz TMA-17 Soyuz FG Launch (International Space Station 21S)
Dec. 21, Winter Solstice, 17:47 UT
Dec. 22, Ursids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec. 28, Cassini, Titan Flyby
Dec. 31, Venus Express, Mars Express, End of Extended Mission
Dec. 31, Partial Lunar Eclipse

Hoping to see everyone at the meeting,