Be sure to check out the YouTube recorded live video (3 hours +!) of the lunar surface with a C-11 camera. The video has a wealth of detail and shows just how good the seeing was this past Saturday night at the Ferry Farm event. Five RAC members (with three telescopes) provided amazing views of the Moon to about 40 adults and kids.
This issue is a bit of a “travelogue,” with articles by Jerry Hubbell and Ron Henke. Jerry describes all the places he’s traveled in last few months to star parties out West, as well as a vacation visit to Arizona to see, among other things, Meteor Crater. Ron talks about his Arizona astronomy club’s facilities, including a VERY dark site. There are also articles on the “music of the stars,” Moon features, and a review of Einstein’s Telescope.
George Washington’s Ferry Farm, Saturday, November 12: 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Come join us at Ferry Farm to learn about the history in the night sky through the constellation stories known to George Washington and other early Americans. Witness a theater scene depicting Revolutionary War soldiers by their campfire. Discover how early Americans used lanterns, candles, and other ingenious lighting technology to banish the dark. Weather permitting, RAC will offer stargazing opportunities for children and adults. Other children’s activities will include making a paper-bag “tin punch” luminary or their own constellation, and everyone can enjoy a campfire and roasted marshmallows. There is an admission charge for this fundraising event. For more details, visit NA and scroll down to the announcement of this event.
Update: To listen to the recorded version of Jerry Hubbell’s interview on AFM radio, click NA.
Hear RAC VP Jerry Hubbell interviewed by Marty Kunz. Interview focus will be the club’s Mark Slade Remote Observatory and Jerry’s 4 star party trips out west to very dark sites in support of Explore Scientific and its products, including the new PMC-Eight Mount Control System. To listen, visit AFM Radio and click the “Listen to AFM Radio Now” icon in the upper left of the opening page. If you miss the live broadcast, the program will repeat every 4 hours until 5 pm on Thursday, November 3.