Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pilot Mountain Observation – March 2, 2013

Hi FAS people: The weather gods are tough. Two weather sites (including the Sky Clock) predict it will turn clear tomorrow night; two others say it will be cloudy. The smart money will be on the latter, but I’m not … Continue reading

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Sci Works – Scout Events

Attention All Club Members: At the last meeting, I mentioned Scout events at SciWorks for Tiger, Cub, and Webelo scouts. The dates are March 1, 8, and 15. Activities will run from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, but there will … Continue reading

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Public Viewing /Yadkin County Park Feb 21st

Paul Wooten to all A big Thank You to the members who came out tonight to the Yadkin County Park and helped with the star party for the Yadkinville Elementary School students. Reports have attendance at 150-200 students and parents. We … Continue reading

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Russian Meteor 02.15.13 Links

From Jeff Poplin – NASA revises (upward) preliminary estimates: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/asteroid20130215.html UMSF forum pages about the event: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=5524&st=285 Lots of good comments from knowledgeable folks… Interesting link used by one poster to estimate impact effects: http://impact.ese.ic.ac.uk/ImpactEffects/ Phil Plait’s update: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/02/15/russian_meteorite_fragment_may_have_fallen_in_frozen_lake.html Meteosat-9 … Continue reading

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Club Meeting Info Feb 26th, 2013

Discussion leader/Presenter: Bruce Mellin Comet Conversations We are fortunate this year to be expecting the passage of two interesting comets. Both have hyperbolic orbits and are approaching the Sun for the first time. Predicting the brightness of even known periodic … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Event

On 2/8/2013 11:16 PM, DMorgan wrote: This is wild: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteor_procession_of_February_9,_1913 I like the temporary orbit hypothesis. Indeed! Extraordinary event. What I find peculiar is the reports of the bright, star-like object seen during the middle of the display. “Several report … Continue reading

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Club OBS tonight

Hi FAS people: Members only outing: It looks like the skies are promising for Saturday night’s cub observation at Bullington. The forecast calls for clear skies and cold temperatures (well, you can’t have everything!). I will be out of town … Continue reading

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ScienceCasts: A Naked-Eye Comet in March 2013

Comet panstarrs Coming in March 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZlenAvqLCI

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Occultation Alert

Attention Occultation Alert  How many of us have seen a star occulted by an asteroid? It is kind of like watching a solar eclipse but in miniature, it is the passing of an asteroid in front of a star. This … Continue reading

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The Young Astronomers Newsletter February 2013

The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 21 Number 3 February 2013 By Art Gormley

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