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.
The lead article continues the last issue’s “travelogue,” with Ryan Rapoza’s astronomy experiences south of the Equator (Australia, New Zealand, & Fiji). Tom Watson offers a piece on “prehistoric astronomy” and the first of a series of product reviews. Jerry Hubbell contributed the content for a new “Op Ed” feature. His subject is advice and opinions on how beginners should start observing the sky, with an emphasis on “starting simple” to more easily learn the sky. Click the “newspaper” icon to the right.
Join us January 18 for a Special Workshop “All About Telescopes.” Our regularly scheduled meeting will be devoted to helping you get the best observing experience. Bring your telescope to learn how to use it. Members will also bring a variety of different kinds of telescopes and will discuss how they work, what each type does best, and general how-to and tips. Meeting will be held at our regular venue at Maury School. For directions, go here.