SciWorks Observation Sept. 6

Hi FAS people:

Summer is almost over, which is good news for us because it was one of the worst summers for observing that I can remember. To start off a (hopefully) better season, this Saturday night, September 6, we are scheduled for a public observation at Sci-Works. The current forecast is not great, but remember that we don’t demand perfect skies for Sci-Works. Both the moon and Saturn will be up that night.

 

I’ll be sending a weather update on Friday.

Steve C.

For Saturday, sunset: 7:40 PM
Astronomical twilight: 9:10

 

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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

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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

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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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