Hello fellow Stargazers!
Due to Monday, February 15th being President’s Day the Community Center will be closed, so we won’t have our usual meeting. However it’s an opportunity to do some observing and get to know your equipment. so if you’d like to meet in the empty lot next to the Circle where we have the skywatches, I’ll be there from about 7-8 pm (maybe later) with a scope or two. Stop by for a chat, bring your scope, enjoy the views.
Tuesday, February 16th will be the next regular Star Party / Skywatch in front of the Library. In the sky we’ll have the first-quarter Moon, Jupiter and all four of its large Galilean moons, the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy and much more! Volunteers to help set up the site and operate telescopes are welcome. If you are able to help out please come about 5pm. The public event will run from 6-9pm, weather permitting, and the Friends of the Library will again provide warm drinks and cookies for all.
If you have a telescope with which you can share the views with others feel free to bring it along, but if not just come and look through club scopes, meet fellow astro-enthusiasts and enjoy the views. All (esp. kids) are welcome and we hope to see you there!
One other note – I’m planning on creating a simple club mailing list so that you can more easily communicate with each other. (Your email address will still be kept private of course). This sort of list is used by most astronomy clubs, and is convenient for arranging impromptu observing sessions, asking questions or just letting people know what you’ve recently seen in the sky. Please use it judiciously – we all get more email than we need already! If the volume of email on that list gets excessive or you don’t want to take part in that, you are of course free to unsubscribe from that list (instructions will be provided). You will still continue get the periodic club newsletters though (like this one).
Hope to see you Tuesday!