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|RECENT & HISTORIC EVENTS, LINKS TO CUT-OUT PLANISPHERE & Recommended Readings |
Eclipse 21-August-2017. Learn as much as you might wish about eclipse by clicking on THIS file updated 9, 10-Jul-2017
Excellent Article titled "25 things to bring to the eclipse" can be viewed by copying and pasting following link into your browser-
JK Addendum – Be sure to start road trip to totality path with full tank and if possible have full tank for return trip.
A well-maintained vehicle will make for less stressful travels and for a successful adventure.
Download Shutter Speed/ISO Calculator for Motion Blur-Free imaging of Mid-Corona during Totality by clicking on THIS Excel File
Comet 41P/TGK is now visible mid-March through April. Click to open Star Chart Revised 18-Mar-2017 and click to open Ephemeris
First Encounter with PLUTO - The New Horizons spacecraft is fast approaching its Flyby of Pluto on 14-Jul-2015. Learn more at following links: Article in 6-Jul NY Times titled ‘Almost Time for Pluto’s Close Up’ Link: http://nyti.ms/1JK5l7E; 13 minute video on New Horizons Mission and near-term Pluto Fly By on 14-Jul-2015, prepared by NYtimes Sci Journalist Dennis Overbye. Author of a) Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos and b) Einstein in Love Link: http://nyti.ms/1S3TJf1; Up to Date website: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/; and/or watch on PBS NOVA titled 'Chasing Pluto' on 15-Jul-2015 at 8 pm CDT. If you missed the program, you can still view online. Copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365527017/
Open List of links to Hubble Telecon, related Cosmological Images, and more, a pdf formatted file, by clicking following link: Cosmological Images, Telecon and more
Open SAC Reading List, a pdf formatted file, by clicking following link: Salina Astronomy Club Recommended Reading List, Rev A
From the above webpage you can click a hyperlink to the full video on YouTube or you can download the full video in high resolution to your computer. Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio Earthrise
Can also read about simulation in NASA Releases New Earthrise Simulation Video http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-releases-new-earthrise-simulation-video
Comet Lovejoy is brighter than predicted, almost naked eye object at Magnitude 4.7 in town. Best observing with a waning Moon begins 7-Jan-2015 and continues through month of January. Astrophotographers have been capturing images since Christmas and before. If you wish to have your image(s) posted on club webisite, then please forward with details on equipment/software used. A good article titled 'How to See Comet Lovejoy' is at Sky& Telescope link: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/spot-comet-lovejoy-tonight-122920141/?et_mid=712911&rid=246409455.
Click to Download 10-Jan-2015 Images of Comet taken with 16" Ealing at KWU Observatory. File in Adobe PDF format
Sunday, 7-May, Solar Observing at Discover Salina Naturally festival, Lakewood Park, 11 am to 4 pm. Come over to see the Sun through properly filtered telescopes and learn about the upcoming solar eclipse in August!!!
STAR PARTY 29-APRIL CANCELLED, BECAUSE OF CLOUDS AND RAINY WEATHER !!!Star Party at The Land Institute, 2440 E Water Well Rd, Salina, ALL ARE INVITED. Sat, 29-Apr-2017 Come at 6 pm for a solar observing and to learn more about the August solar eclipse. Night sky observing begins at sunset, 8:20 pm, and continues to 10 pm. 10% illuminated waxing crescent Moon will set at 12:10 am on 30-Apr. See Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Orion nebula and other deep sky objects. Comet 41P/TPK will still be visible. Come and go as you wish to this free event. See map below for parking and observing site locations.
Open Observatory night, 5th floor, Peters Science Hall, KWU, Tues, 14-March, 8-9 pm. All are invited.
Free SkyWatch Presentation by the Salina Astronomy Club - Friday, 3-March-2017, 7:30 p.m. Room 229, Peters Science Hall, 4th St and Cloud, KWU ALL ARE INVITED !!!
Topic: Cosmology - by Dr. Dorothy Hanna, Come and learn about our latest understanding of the formation and evolution of the Universe and its fate.
FREE SkyWatch, ALL ARE INVITED!!! Friday, 17-February-2017, 7:30 pm, Rm 229, Peters Science Hall, KWU Speaker: Dr. Dorothy Hanna Topic: Winter Constellations/ Asterisms and Valentine's Themed Myths about the Night Sky
The SkyWatch Calendar for 2017-18
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
| 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.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD in PDF format Mars Exploration History, including links to two videos
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