Monthly Archives: February 2014

PIlot Mountain this Saturday

Hi FAS people: After missing last weekend (and, alas, a very nice clear sky last Saturday night), we are trying again for our public observation at Pilot Mountain this Saturday, March 1.  The current forecast is tricky.  It calls for … Continue reading

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The Young Astronomers Newsletter March2014

The Young Astronomers Newsletter The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 22 Number 4 March 2014 By Art Gormley  

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Tri-Star at GTCC March 1, 2014

Sears Applied Technologies Center Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC Saturday 1 March 2014 Pre-TriStar Shapley Lecture by Western Kentucky Univ. Astronomer Gordon Emslie Friday, 28 February, 7:00 p.m. More information.    The Triad Starfest, *Tri*Star* for short, is a … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 Meeting

Our February speaker, Jonathan Ward, is no stranger to FAS club members. Previously he delighted us with 3D images of Mars, and led us on an exploration of Saturn through images returned by the Cassini spacecraft. Jonathan is currently working … Continue reading

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Pilot Mountain – Observation – March 1, 2014

The observation will be March 1, 2014 not the February date posted before. Check back as we post possible cool objects to see. Come join Forsyth Astronomical Society at Pilot Mountain State Park for an evening of view the night … Continue reading

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LED technology – Dark Sky

NCDARK and FAS members, Looks as if the lighting industry may be waking up to something we’ve known for many years.  Lighting Engineer Terry McGowan states that “light is a drug”. Here’s the link:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/technology/personaltech/leds-change-thinking-about-the-light-bulb.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140205&tntemail0=y&_r=0   Priscilla

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