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.
The Forsyth Astronomical Society meets tonight at SciWorks at 7:30.
There will be a planetarium program.
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, ……
Sunset: 8:30 PM
Astronomical twilight: 10:20
The Young Astronomers Newsletter
The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 22 Number 7 June 2014
By Art Gormley
Posted from Yellowstone National Park
Please take a look at this and help stop the light!
Escaping the Light Dome from donald jensen on Vimeo.
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.
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.
TIME magazine invites League’s Astrophotographers
CALLING ALL ASTROPHOTOGRAPHERS -YOUR CHANCE FOR YOUR PHOTOS TO POSSIBLY BE FEATURED IN THE TIME MAGAZINE GALLERY ON 5/10
In honor of Astronomy Day on May 10th, TIME invites you to submit your best astronomical photos from 2014. The most outstanding submissions will be published in a gallery on TIME.com on this upcoming Saturday May 10th. In order to submit your work, please follow the steps below:
- Send an email to TIMEAstroPhoto@gmail.com. You may submit up to 5 photos.
- For each photo you submit, please include a caption that includes the following information: what the photo is of, when it was taken, and where it was taken.
- Please also include your full name and the best phone number(s) to reach you at.
We will contact you directly if your photo has been chosen. All submissions must be made before 5pm EST. For help with any questions, please email TIMEAstroPhoto@gmail.com as well.
President & Media Officer, Astronomical League
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Kansas City MO 64114
816 333 7759
Some FAS members are going to Doughton Park tonight.
We will be in the Picnic area circle (1st right before
the Lodge, at the end of that road) or in front of the
Lodge, if the gate to the picnic area is closed.
We hope to be there around 8-8:30.