Saturday, October 21, 4-9 PM– Myron Wasiuta will host a dedication ceremony in his backyard for the Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO). Food and drinks will be provided; however, if you would like to bring something to grill or a dessert or side dish, that would be appreciated! Menu will include burgers and hot dogs. Tours of the MSRO will be given as well as an opportunity to see it in action. If the weather is clear, there will be telescope viewing in the evening after dark. Please RSVP to Myron no later than Friday, October 20, at [email protected] with the number of people who will be attending as well as any dietary requests or restrictions. All RAC members are invited–however, because this is not a public event, please bring only immediate family members unless other prior arrangements are made with Myron in advance.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday, October 11, the 2nd rather than 3rd week of the month. This is a one-time change. Come hear about Bart Billard’s new amateur-friendly interferometer and what it can do. Interferometers are powerful instruments in determining chemical composition of stars and assisting in detecting stellar motion. The meeting will be from 7-9 PM in Room 2 of the Fredericksburg branch of the Central Rappahannock LIbrary at 1201 Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg. Hope you can attend!