Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
In this Issue
We’ll hold our July meeting on Friday, July 8, 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.
We’ll resume our dark-sky star parties in the fall.
July 7 First
Quarter moon passes seven degrees south of Saturn in evening sky
NOTE: The City of Auburn and Auburn University have joined together to make improvements on West Magnolia Avenue from College Street to Donahue Drive. The project consists of constructing seven stamped-concrete crosswalks where the current stripped crosswalks are located. As part of the project there will be two landscaped islands, one near Cox Street and the other near Wright Street. The work should begin the week of July 5th and is expected to be completed before the first Auburn University home football game. For customer service concerns please contact Patrick Slaughter at 501-3100 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Cathy Love at 844-9579 or at email@example.com.
What this means is that one lane will be closed on Magnolia (where we enter the Aerospace parking lot). Wright Street may be our best bet.
Everything you ever wanted to know about eyepieces: http://www.howardastro.org/documents/evolution_of_eyepieces.pdf
Just in case
you haven’t stumbled across KAHN Academy video tutorials, <http://www.khanacademy.org/>,
you may enjoy these astronomy related sessions:
Zachry: Any plans for August 21, 2017?
Here is one
more stunning image of Jupiter from Brian Combs:
Camerio: Space Station Found on Mars?
Editor’s note: I'm not too sure what to make of this, but my first guess would be that the pranksters at Google added that little Easter egg. When Google Moon first came out, if you zoomed all the way in, it showed an image of a piece of cheese.From Jim Larduskey via Dr. Wayne Wooten, EAAA in Pensacola:
Different take on nighttime photography: http://www.twanight.org/newTWAN/index.asp
And while we
are at it, how about some great pics of the ISS from space
Hope to see everyone at the meeting,