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 on: February 16, 2015, 06:07:04 PM 
Started by Kevin - Last post by IOTA
I'm still alive :P
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 on: February 15, 2015, 04:23:26 PM 
Started by cdessert - Last post by cdessert
Greetings!
There will be plenty of astronomy events for the club in the next several months so dust off those telescopes and get ready to do some observing!

February E-Letter is on it's way, watch for it!

Clear Skies!
Chuck

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 on: September 19, 2014, 06:29:45 PM 
Started by Kevin - Last post by Kevin
Intellicast is giving the all-clear for tomorrow night!  Hour by hour attached!

Edit: Adding Charles' Clear Sky Chart

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 on: April 20, 2014, 09:27:37 PM 
Started by Kevin - Last post by Kevin
Episode 7, April 20, 2014, The Clean Room
 - Patterson view of the molecular world
 - James Usher circa 1650 searches for the II Kings 562 BC, dating the Earth to October 22, 4004 B.C.
 - Science reads a new book, rock sediment.
 - The fallacy of dating from rock sediment, due to changes in rate.
 - How carbon dating works. 
 - Clair Patterson searches for the age of the Earth in lead, and faces powerful forces.
 - The switch from leaded gasoline after finding high concentrations of lead in surface waters.
 - In the end, nature will not be fooled.

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 on: April 06, 2014, 10:20:33 PM 
Started by Kevin - Last post by Kevin
Episode 5, April 6, 2014, Hiding in the Light
 - The destruction of knowledge in ancient China
 - The preservation of knowledge in ancient Persia
 - The method of science
 - Newton and Herschel thoughts on light
 - The discovery of infrared light
 - ...

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 on: April 04, 2014, 04:14:57 PM 
Started by Kevin - Last post by cT
 I spoke with Chuck Dessert today about the upcoming club event at Rocky Face on May 24th. 
Chuck has reserved three parking spots for some of us with heavy equipment.  If we have more we can alternate the parking spots until all the equipment is unloaded. 

I think he said we should be there around 12 noon but don't hold me to that.  Chuck said he would send out an e-mail with further details.
He also said he has some more interesting information concerning the club at Rock Face but I will wait and let him tell you. 

We had a good meeting last night.  I enjoyed it.

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 on: March 30, 2014, 09:30:30 PM 
Started by Kevin - Last post by Kevin
Episode 4, March 30, 2014, A Sky Full of Ghosts
 - William Herschel realizes light's speed is not infinite, and therefore, their distance can be measured.
 - A perspective on the age and size of the galaxy based on the speed of light.
 - 13.4 billion year old star light, captured by the hubble telescope.
 - Beyond that, is the beginning of time itself.
 - Einstein moved to Italy and discovered the only constant is the speed of light.
 - Biological clocks slow at speeds near the speed of light.
 - Scale of gravity.
 - Exploration of a black hole, a look at the edge of the event horizon.
 - The universe within, the black hole.

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 on: March 30, 2014, 04:09:45 PM 
Started by Kevin - Last post by Kevin
Charles, do I have the dates right on the Staunton River event?

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 on: March 25, 2014, 08:08:40 PM 
Started by Kevin - Last post by Kevin
Episode 3, March 23, 2014, When Knowledge Conquered Fear
 - Ancient views of the predictable night sky, and the disorder brought about by comets.
 - Ort's prediction of a vast cloud of comets at the edge of the solar system.
 - Natural laws of gravity
 - Digital animation of Andromeda and the Milky Way colliding.

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 on: March 24, 2014, 07:11:40 AM 
Started by Kevin - Last post by Kevin
Forgot to bump, anybody catch Episode 3?  I have it on DVR.  The re-airing is tonight on NGC,

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