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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The Young Astronomers Newsletter June 2014

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The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 22 Number 7 June 2014
By Art Gormley

 
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Escape the Light Dome

Please take a look at this and help stop the light!

Escaping the Light Dome from donald jensen on Vimeo.

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FAS Meeting May 27, 2014

What is a Dwarf Planet, how many are there and what did happen to poor Pluto?

For hundreds of years we’ve looked up at the night sky and observed “stars” that appear to wander through the sky. We came to know these stars as the planets. Up until the latter part of the 18th century, there were six planets. In 1791, Uranus was discovered followed by Neptune in 1846. Then in 1930, this small distance object named Pluto was found. Everything seemed okay for a number of years – we had the nine planets that most of us have grown up with. However, in the last decade of the 20th century everything started to change. Finally, in 2006 the International Astronomical Union “demoted” Pluto from the category of planets and created a new category of objects called “Dwarf Planets”. What happened? What is a Dwarf Planet, how many are there and what did happen to poor Pluto?

Find out by joining us at the May 27 meeting of the Forsyth Astronomical Society (7:30 @ SciWorks) for a talk on Dwarf Planets.

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Stone Mt. State Park Observation is Canceled

Because of the bad weather that includes thunder storms in the forecast the public observation for May 10, 2014, Saturday night has been canceled.

The next observation at Stone Mountain is September 6, 2014.

 

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