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Presentation on Hubble Space Telescope
Saturday, December 12, 2015   6:00PM
Rajib Ganguly of U of M Flint will be giving us a talk on the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Ganguly holds a Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University. He is an accomplished astronomer whose achievements include multiple research publications and has personally worked with the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Ganguly is also the driving force behind the U of M Flint Astro-Nite event. In addition, it will also be our annual holiday potluck. Please bring a dish to pass. We have an early start to the meeting so we can relax and enjoy the holiday festivities before the presentation. We plan on observing afterwards, weather permitting.


Presentation on Asteroids, Near-Earth Objects, and Meteorites
***Original presentation cancelled. New presentation topics***
Saturday, January 16, 2016  7:00PM
Our original presentation by Bob Trembley of the Warren Astronomical Society has been cancelled by Mr. Trembley.
We now have three shorter presentations to replace our original agenda. Doug Bock will present "10 Questions You Have Asked or Will Ask During Your Astronomy Hobby" In addition, Doug will show us some of his excellent video work he has done in the last year.
Bob MacFarland will present "Lunar Alphabet Soup". This will be interesting and "very timely". Come to the meeting to see what this is all about.
And to wrap it up, John Lines will do a show-and-tell presentation on his new Celestron 6se telescope - dew heating wiring, the iOptron go-to tracking mount, and counterweight balance setup/calculations (and why it is important).
This should end up being a very informative meeting and hope you can attend.
Weather permitting, we will be observing afterwards.

Ann ual Chili Night + Rescheduled Harlan Neuville Apollo Program Talk
Saturday, February 13, 2016  6:00PM
Our signature annual event will again be held at the nature center. Cook up your best chili and come on out for an enjoyable evening of chili tasting. Bring your chili and drinks, plus a dish/desert to pass. If you are not "accomplished in the kitchen", don't worry about not bringing chili. There will be plenty of chilis on hand.
In addition, we have rescheduled Harlan Neuville's Apollo program talk that was cancelled last November due to the snow storm. Mark your calendars for this fine event.

 

 

If you have any questions relating to astronomy, please contact me at 248-969-2790, or via e-mail at jelines@yahoo.com.
John Lines

 

 

 

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