Astrofiles
Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
June 2011

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Events Calendar New Members
Web Links Astronomy Day Review

Events Calendar

We’ll hold our June meeting on Friday, June 3, at 7:45PM, in room 215 of Davis Hall, 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 6:45PM. 

Our dark-sky star party this month will be on Saturday, June 4.

June 01, New Moon
June 03, AAS monthly meeting
June 04, Dark Sky star party, at Cliff Hill’s farm.
June 08, First quarter Moon
June 15, Full Moon
June 21, Summer Solstice
June 23, Third quarter Moon

Web Links

From John Wingard:
Panorama Of The Night Sky:  You may have already seen the link to the sky panorama below, but it is amazing.  Some of the other members may be interested as well. This stunning 360 degree panorama of the night sky was stitched together from 37,000 images by a first-timer astrophotographer. 
<http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/index/~3/zfQSWSOoTy4/>

From John Zachry
New E-Mail Address:  I now have High Speed Internet service from Knology.  My new e-mail address is jbzachry (at) knology (dot) net.

Your Online Guide To Light Pollution
I wanted to share a resource with you that I've been using: "Your Online Guide To Light Pollution", which I thought would make for a good addition to your page because it has a wealth of information and resources on the different facets of light pollution.

Mary Jenkins 
<mary@monumentcharterschool.org>

New Members

Please join me in welcoming our newest members, Matthew Warren from Pike Road, and Michael Moussalli of Montgomery, winner of this year’s free AAS membership Astronomy Day door-prize.
 


Astronomy Day Review

We had beautiful weather and a great turn-out for this year’s Astronomy Day.  See  <http://www.auburnastro.org/aday_11.htm> for a review and photos.  It was good to see so many of our group who find it difficult to attending our meetings, and we hope to see more of you next year.  Thanks to all who contributed their time and telescopes and special thanks, as always, to Rick Evans for the use of the wonderful facility, for securing all of the presenters, the publicity, and his hospitality.  

Hope to see everyone at the meeting,

Russell