Auburn Astronomical Society E-Newsletter
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We’ll hold our monthly meeting on Friday, November 2, at 7:45PM, in room 215 of Davis Hall, the Aerospace Engineering Building. Remember that this is another home game weekend and parking will be more of a problem. I’ll need to sit this one out again.
Our dark-sky star party will be on Saturday, November 17, in conjunction with the Tuskegee Airmen NHS Stargaze, near Tuskegee.
Nov. 2, Monthly
On Thursday evening, October 18, Frank Ward, Tom McGowan, Ray Kunert, and your editor, arrived at 6:00pm at Thompson Park (ball park across from Blount Elementary School) in Montgomery as part of the school’s Fall Festival Stargaze for their fourth and fifth grade students. Thanks to fifth grade teacher, Terry Dotherow, and second grade teacher Priscilla Tubbs, who first arranged the stargaze back in the spring at Astronomy Day. Thanks also to Tiffany Andrews, Fall Festival coordinator for helping to coordinate the event. Photos
Nov. 17, Tuskegee Airmen NHS Stargaze for Kids Astronomy Camp. See DIRECTIONS on their Website. We’ll set up the telescopes near the upper parking lot. Please let me know if you can help with your telescope.
Dec. ??, Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest (TBA)
Jennifer Lolley has asked that we help with the Forest Ecology Preserve stargaze at the Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest, in December. The Saturdays of December 8 and 15 are best, astronomically. Let’s discuss this at our November meeting to see who's available. Please let me know if you can help with your telescope.
TBA ?? Webelos
Stargaze for Cub Scouts in Montgomery
Allen Gilbert wrote:
John B. Zachry
I just wanted to let you know so far I have only four club subscriptions for Sky & Telescope and 4 club subscriptions for Astronomy magazine. I’ll send then in as soon as I get 5 of each. I will be taking club subscription orders for Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines again at the November meeting. To qualify for the discount, I need five members to order Astronomy magazine at $34.00/year. Sky & Telescope subscriptions are $32.95/year. Any later than mid November we can't guarantee you won't miss an issue.
Remember, you can order club subscriptions to Astronomy magazine anytime after we qualify for 2013. I can order club subscription to Sky & Telescope magazine anytime . Send checks made out to Auburn Astronomical Society, to:
From: John B. Zachry, Astronomy App Help Needed
I will got my new Apple iPod 5 touch this week. I've seen some people point there iPhone up at the sky and they get to see the identity of stars and planets in their view. Do you know what this App is called? Would like to know if there are any other good astronomy Apps I should get?
New recruits from the society’s Facebook page on our mail list now include: Wes Schwarz, Jesseca Cornelson, and Scott A Cook. Welcome all! We look forward to meeting you and seeing you at our society events.
Hope you can make it to the meeting,