Join members of RAClub at the Howell Library on Saturday, June 6, (2 to 5 pm) to see a range of telescopes and attend a variety of presentations. Learn tips on buying your first telescope and interesting facts about the objects in our solar system. Hear Thomas Digges (1546-1595) (in costume), considered England’s first modern astronomer, speak about his efforts to develop a practical telescope to view the constellations. There will also be a special presentation on the Sun, including a chance to look at its features through a solar scope.
It was a beautiful, warm spring day, and although overcast spread in through the early evening, it cleared up once the sun went down. In attendance were two club members and two visitors who arrived after 9 p.m. Using the club’s 8″ … Continue reading →
Our regular meeting this evening is cancelled because of the poor road conditions and expected additional snow this afternoon and this evening. Stay home and safe. Lauren NIcholson will give her talk on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey at our next meeting on March 18. Hope to see you then.
For the third year, the club was the guest of the Northumberland Historical Society at its Shiloh Schools site. On November 15, the skies were clear and dark…so dark that you could see the Milky Way clearly at twilight. Five … Continue reading →
We’re on for tonight at Caledon State Park!Continue reading →
Friday, June 6—The sponsor, Hofstra University, estimated the crowd at nearly 7,000 at this gigantic star party at the foot of the Washington Monument. With at least 20 telescopes from multiple Washington area astronomy clubs, and other attractions such as … Continue reading →