Category Archives: Meetings

Meeting July 17, 2013

aplac-5What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting
Where: Gibson Library room L-2
When: Wednesday, July 17, noon to 1:00 pm

Club business: Discuss the FY 2014 budget/equipment wish list.

Member observing reports: Mark Kochte will report on Green Bank Star Quest X.

The Summer Solstice Open House at Spoutwood Farm Observatory will be held on July 19th (not June 28 nor July12).

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in astronomy.

Other club events coming soon:
August 21: monthly meeting
October 11: Friends & Family Star Party at APL (rain date in November)

Astro Club July Meeting slides

Meeting June 19, 2013

APL ACWhat: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting
Where: Gibson Library room L-2
When: Wednesday, June 19, noon to 1:00 pm

Club business: Welcome to the new Officers: President Dan Smith, VP Mark Kochte, Treasurer Dave Tillman, Secretary Helen Hart.

Member observing reports: Dave Dunham may be able to join us from Russia to present his recent occultation work.

The Summer Solstice Open House at Spoutwood Farm Observatory will be held on June 28th (not June 21).

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in astronomy.

Other club events coming soon:
July 17 monthly meeting; introduction of the new club officers.
October 11: Friends & Family Star Party at APL (rain date in November)

 

Meeting May 15 2013

APL ACWhat: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting
Where: Gibson Library room L-2
When: Wednesday, May 15, noon to 1:00 pm

Club business: ELECTIONS. We need volunteers and nominees, please!
Elected positions: President (2-year term limit); Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer.
There won’t be time for member observing reports, sorry.

Guest Speaker: Bob Prokop, “Star Hopping to Earth’s Nearest Neighbors”. Bob is a former president of the Howard Astronomical League (HAL). He specializes in using manual star finding techniques (aka star hopping) to observe stars in the Solar Neighborhood. Most of these stars are very faint. It sounds like a prodigious feat!

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in astronomy.

Other club events coming soon:
May 25 – June 1 Election of Officers (ballot and vote by email).
June 19 monthly meeting; introduction of the new club officers.
October 11: Friends & Family Star Party at APL (rain date in November)

 

Meeting Mar. 20, 2013

APL ACWhat: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting
Where: Gibson Library room L-2
When: Wednesday, March 20, noon to 1:00 pm
This month’s topic: Webmaster Radha Venkat will show us some features the club’s website, and take suggestions to make it more useful. Also club business and members’ observing reports.

Open to anyone with an interest in astronomy.

Other club events coming soon:
April 17: monthly meeting; “The Cassini Magnetospheric Imager”, Don Mitchell (APL)
April 19: Friends & Family Star Party at APL
October 11: Friends & Family Star Party at APL

 

Meeting Feb. 20 2013

APL ACWhat: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting
Where: Gibson Library room L-2
When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, noon to 1:00 pm
This month’s topic: Ron Farris is bringing in the new OTA and mount for the Calcium-K solar telescope. Also club business and members’ observing reports.

Open to anyone with an interest in astronomy.

Other club events coming soon:
March 9: Dark Sky Star Party (members only)
March 20: monthly meeting; no speaker yet.
April 19: Friends & Family Star Party, south of Bldg 200.