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|Salina Astronomy Club|
|Welcome to the Website of the Salina Astronomy Club. |
The Image of M31, the Andromeda Galaxy shown below, was taken by Jim Zanardi at a rural observing site east of Solomon on Oct 30, 2008. A set of ten exposures were captured with a DSLR camera and 300 mm lens fitted to a tracking telescope mount. The exposures were combined in Photoshop (post-processed) by Tom Martinez to generate the final image.
The Transit image in upper left hand corner of page captured by Steve Blosser on 5-Jun-2012 with iOptron 60 Solar & 1.3 MP electronic eyepiece.
|RECENT OR IMPORTANT EVENTS |
Stars can be an interesting observing target. SAC member Jeffrey Kasoff will discuss double and variable stars, their origins, features and scientific significance and give tips on observing them.
Learn why NASA is so interested in ET Ice, news about solar storms & Space Weather,latest model of our Milky Way Galaxy
and more from Salina Astronomy Club members.
Telescopes and the Space Shuttle -- How Engineering and Astronomy United to Change My Life and Our Understanding of the Universe *****
Jeffrey Kasoff, Club Secretary, will discuss astronomical objects in the winter sky and give hints on the best ways to observe them. We will also entertain comments on evolutionary cosmology.
Astonomy Show and Tell - SAC members will bring various telescopes and other observing tools, discuss their uses and give participants an opportunity for questions and hands on examination.
KWU Professor Dorothy Hanna will lead a discussion on objects in the sky which are not stars – their identities, origins and how best to observe them.
Drs. David Hanson and Dorothy Hanna will discuss and demonstrate features of the moon and how its illumination at various phases impacts lunar observation.
See a setting Saturn, waxing crescent Moon setting at 9:30 pm, Ring Nebula, Double Stars, and deep sky objects 'Fuzzies'. Setup starts at 6:30 pm. Sunset at 7:49 pm. Skies will be fully dark after 9 pm. Bring telescopes, binoculars or just your interest in the night sky. Address: 2440 E Water Well Rd (See map below).
See Jupiter and its Galilean Moons, a rising Mars, a waxing Gibbous Moon, Double Stars like Algieba and Algorab; and deep sky objects 'Fuzzies' like M79, M3, & M42. Setup starts at 6:00 pm. Sunset at 8:04 pm CDT. Skies will be dark after 9 pm. Bring telescopes, binoculars or just your interest in the night sky. Address: 2440 E Water Well Rd (See map below).
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COMPLETE 2013-2014 SKYWATCH SCHEDULE IN PDF FORMAT
Please feel free to join us at one of our regular Salina Astronomy Club (SAC) meetings as listed below...Meetings normally held at 7:45 pm on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise noted.
Next SAC Monthly Meeting
Monday, 7-Apr-2014 - Time: 7:45 p.m. - Rm 418, Peters Science Hall, KWU campus. We will discuss Chapter 5, Telescopes of Explorations: Intro to Astronomy. Also, latest astronomy news will be reviewed
Early attempt at astrophotography through refurbished KWU 16" telescope
LEARN ABOUT CLUB MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS BY ATTENDING A MEETING OR A SKYWATCH PROGRAM.
Download SAC Membership Application Form
CLICK HERE to Download WORD Document file
CLICK HERE to Download Adobe PDF Document file
Nice AstroImage of M31 captured by Jim Zanardi
KWU Campus Map
Map to Star Party at The Land Institute
|FOR MORE INFORMATION:|
For more information, please contact Dr. Dorothy Hanna, Peters Science Hall, NW corner of 4th & Cloud, Kansas Wesleyan University,100 E. Claflin, Salina, KS 67401.
785-827-5541, Ext. 2418
| SAC VIDEO SERIES|
2012 - The End Is Near
by Dr. Dorothy Hanna
CLICK HERE to watch the Windows Media Format WMF Video.
CLICK HERE to watch the High Definition MPG Video.
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