Come hear about everyone’s experiences viewing the solar eclipse last month. Quite a few members were set up in different locations along the path of totality, from Oregon to the coast of South Carolina. There will also be reports on new science done by some of our members during the eclipse. Please note that the meeting will be in a new location, Room 2 of the Fredericksburg branch of the Central Rappahannock LIbrary at 1201 Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg. The meeting will be from 7-9 pm as usual. Hope you can attend!
View the solar eclipse safely! From 1 to 4 pm on Monday, August 21, RAC member David Abbou, in conjunction with the Porter LIbrary, will present an eclipse viewing event for the public. He will have a limited number of solar glasses designed to safely view the eclipse. David will also provide views of the eclipse through his solar-filter-protected telescope. The library is located at 2001 Parkway Boulevard in Stafford.
This issue marks the 6th anniversary of the new StarGazer. This issue contains lots of useful info on the solar eclipse coming up in August. There’s also a report on the Almost Heaven Star Party (Spruce Knob, WV) and a guide to the most popular observatories in southern Arizona. A new feature is RAC News Briefs…short announcements of what’s new in the club. Continuing features include astronomy math, descriptions of meeting presentations for the last quarter, and the Picture of the Quarter. Click the “newspaper” icon to the right.
View the coming solar eclipse safely! RAC has a limited number of solar glasses designed to safely view the eclipse on August 21. Come to our regular meeting on July 19 and get yours!
May 27–The weather forecast for tonight is for rain so the star party at Caledon State Park is cancelled. However, We will go ahead with our new feature program that was scheduled to occur before the star party. Glenn Holliday will present Your Next Home, Your Next Planet–Mars. The program will be in the picnic shelter at 8 p.m. Hope everybody can come out.
This issue is full of helpful product and book reviews on a wide range of equipment and subject matter, including the Hyper Star lens and two reasonably priced mounts. Continuing features include astronomy math, event reports, a new article on an interesting Moon feature, and descriptions of meeting presentations for the last quarter. Click the “newspaper” icon to the right.