The Perseid meteors should be abundant, in the night between August 11 and 12 – Thursday evening into the dark morning hours of Friday morning. … Continue reading
The July 2016 StarGazer Newsletter is now available!
This issue includes articles on the newly discovered gravity waves, solar x-rays, book and magazine reviews, and a report from the hinterland of Arizona from our erstwhile President Ron Henke who deserted us for the desert.
Our August 2016 calendar looks sparse because we have our annual club picnic instead of a public club meeting and a public star party. The club buys the food, so this event is for members. Members will see details on our email list.
June 11–Please come out on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, for our monthly club meeting. This month’s talk will be given by Tom Watson. The subject will be “Astrophotography without the telescope: A look at photography using camera and lens.” Tom will discuss lenses, shooting techniques, and post-processing techniques for basic starscape photography! Plenty of photo examples and equipment will be shown.
This week and early next, the nearly full Moon will make deep-sky viewing nearly impossible, but Mars will be untouched, as will that other category of stellar gems, double stars. Neither is affected much by moonlight, so bring it on. Source: … Continue reading
I’m enjoying doing some astronomy as our pre-telescope ancestors did it and visiting with lots of people at the Virginia Renaissance Faire.There’s one weekend left of the Faire (June 4-5). Drop by and I’ll show you something of how astronomy … Continue reading