The comic XKCD has a meditation here on the disadvantages of reflectors vs. refractors.
Come out to the Marine Corps Museum on March 11 from 5 to 8 pm for a hands on intro to celestial navigation.
At 9 pm (not 8 pm as previously indicated) Hear Myron Wasiuta and Jerry Hubbell interviewed by Marty Kunz. Interview focus will be the club’s Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) and some of Jerry’s projects for Explore Scientific. 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, March 2.
Here we go again with a beautiful morning and yet, the promise of cloudy skies tonight. I just returned from a 5 mile hike at Caledon, where tonight’s star party is scheduled. But on the radar I see that predicted line of storms approaching. The rain will probably stop by nightfall, but we will probably have cloudy skies above a wet field tonight. Better luck next time.
Wednesday, February 15, 7 pm–Come on out to our monthly club meeting. Scott Lansdale will talk about the discoveries made by the NASA New Horizons mission to Pluto.