Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
September 2012

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Events Calendar Member News AAS Facebook

Events Calendar

Weíll hold our monthly meeting on Friday, September 7, 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. 

Letís try our September dark-sky star party on Saturday, September 15 at Cliff Hillís farm

Sep. 07, September meeting
Sep. 15, New Moon & September star party
Sep. 22, 1st quarter Moon & Autumnal Equinox
Sep. 29, Full Moon

Oct. 07-14 - Peach State Star Gaze. Noted astro-imager, Damian Peach, will be the keynote speaker. 
Oct. 18, Blount Elementary School (Montgomery) Fall Festival Stargaze
Oct. 13, New Moon and away game ó star party at Cliff Hillís farm
Oct. 20, 1st  quarter Moon and Tuskegee Airmen NHS Stargaze
Oct. 25, Rain date for Blount Elementary School Fall Festival Stargaze

Nov. 2, monthly AAS meeting
Nov. 7-11, Deep South Regional Star Gaze

Member News

Timothy Hornsby of Auburn, recently purchased a Celestron Nexstar 8se and is anxious to get it to a dark sky party! 

AAS Facebook

The AAS Facebook page was created by Peter Petrillo when FB was in its infancy.  Heís been on our mail list for many years but lives way down in Ariton.  I agreed to coadmin, but I've never really gotten into Facebook.  Iíd like for someone to assume my role as coadministrator with Peter.  The Facebook presence has tremendous potential for recruiting new members.  Perhaps someone can breathe some life into it for us.  

Itís not really time consuming and mostly just requires subscription approvals and directing people to the AAS Website.  The original iteration of FB had the AAS logo and link to our Webpage, but Mr. Zukerberg and his minions have since seen fit to remove that.  If youíre an active FB user, and would consider doing this, please let me know.

Trish Jester, planetarium specialist at the W. A. Gayle Planetarium, recently stepped forward to point some folks to the AAS Webpage.  Trish wrote:

Hi Jesseca and Richard, if you go the following link and click on the Astrofiles, it will give you an archive of their E-newsletters. This lets you know when and where they are doing star parties. The website will have other information to answer your questions.
Thanks, Trish!

One of those was Jesseca Cornelson, who wrote:

Here's a link to the review of the planetarium that went up today on Midtown Montgomery Living. I hope you like it. Stars Shine at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium

Nice article, Jesseca!

Hoping to see everyone at the meeting,