Solar Star Party

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The skies are clear enough, so come on ’round! We’ll have 4 ‘scopes out.

What: Solar Observing
Where: Building 200 Cafeteria Patio
When: Tuesday, Oct. 16, noon to 1:00 pm

Come view the Sun, our very own star, with the APL Astronomy Club. Count sunspots, see faculae and plages and maybe granulation and spicules, and compare the view through different kinds of equipment. Event will be canceled if the sky isn’t clear enough.

Open to anyone on campus who is interested.

Check here on Oct 16, 11 am, for a weather update.

October Meeting

APL ACWhat: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting
Where: Gibson Library room L-2
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, noon to 1:00 pm

This month’s topics: “Recent discoveries of double asteroids and double stars by asteroid occultation” by club member Steve Conard. Steve will finally talk to us about the possible satellite for 911 Agamemnon! Also some club business and members’ observing reports.

Open to anyone with an interest in astronomy.

Other club events:
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Solar Observing, noon to 1 pm, building 200 cafeteria patio
Fall Star Party: Friday, Oct. 19 (rain date Nov. 16)