The Young Astronomers Newsletter September 2014

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The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 22 Number 10 September 2014

By Art Gormley

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Club Meeting August 2014

The August meeting of the Forsyth Astronomical Society is next Tuesday night, August 26th at 7:30. The program is about solar observing and will be presented by Don Ehren.
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There will be a planning meeting for the Telescope buyer’s clinic prior to Tuesday’s meeting. This will start at 6:00. The clinic is to be held on Saturday September 27 at SciWorks. We need participants to display equipment and answer questions.
We plan to have; telescopes grouped by type and mount, binoculars, star charts, planispheres, and tablet apps, eyepieces and filters, and a few more advanced topics.
I would like someone to do an astrophotography setup and discussion (including something about software).
Each participant will only need to discuss the topic they are displaying.

There is a club observation scheduled for Saturday August 23rd at Bullington. The weather doesn’t look favorable, at this point.

Stu Williams, our current VP has had to resign due to a job change.
As per the FAS constitution, there will be a special election at the August meeting to replace him. Priscilla Ivester has graciously volunteered to be the interim VP. The nomination committee will submit here name as a candidate. The floor will be open to nominations as well (SOP).

I would like to thank Stu Williams for a diligent and energetic job well done.

David Morgan

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Dark Skies in the News

CBS does Preserving the starry, starry night!

Take a look at the article!

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Presentation by Tim Rickard Greensboro Astronomy Club

Tim Rickard, creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip “Brewster Rocket: Space Guy!” will be speaking to the Greensboro Astronomy Club on Friday August 15 at 7:30 pm at the Greensboro Science Center on the topic “Humor” The Final Frontier” . Please let as many of your people know as possible.

 Thanks! Danny Lineberger

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The Young Astronomers Newsletter August 2014

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The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 22 Number 8 August 2014

By Art Gormley

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EVENING NON-CREDIT ASTRONOMY CLASS

EVENING NON-CREDIT ASTRONOMY CLASS

(FALL 2014)

FIVE, TWO-HOUR CLASSES HELD THURSDAY EVENINGS 6:30 – 8:30 PM AT SCIWORKS

Cost: $50

How to register: Go to Forsyth Tech Bolton St. Center, or register by phone: (via credit card) 336-761-1002

First class: Thursday, September 4

Last class: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Classes cover: review of constellations, description of planets, galaxies, nebulae, history of astronomy, cosmology, telescope use. Classes held in SciWorks planetarium.

 

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July 24, 2014 Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Forsyth Astronomical Society
is this Tuesday night at 7:30 at SciWorks.
The program will be:
“Finding Exo-planets Using Pulsating Stars”
Presented by Brad Barlow of High Point University.

Be there…

David Morgan
FAS President

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The Young Astronomers Newsletter July 2014

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The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 22 Number 8 July 2014

By Art Gormley

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June Meeting

The Forsyth Astronomical Society meets tonight at SciWorks at 7:30.
There will be a planetarium program.

David Morgan
FAS President

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Bullington Tonight?

Hi FAS people:

Tonight is our scheduled club observation night at Bullington, but the forecasts are mixed. The Sky Clock is relatively optimistic, but other weather forecasts are calling for partly cloudy skies. With that in mind, you should check the skies in the late afternoon and make you own best judgment. If the skies look clear, I’ll try to go out there; if not, ……

Steve C.

Sunset: 8:30 PM
Astronomical twilight: 10:20

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