Club meeting Wed. night at FH Library

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    Our February Astronomy Club meeting will be held tomorrow (Wed.) night from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the Fountain Hills Library conference room.

    Our speaker will be Bruce Boyce, president of the FH Photography Club.  The topic of his talk will be ““A Photographer’s View of Astronomy, or Why It Took Me 45 Years to Get a Good Picture of the Moon”.

    Bruce worked for 49 years in the aerospace business for Perkin-Elmer, the premiere manufacturer of ground based telescopes (through its subsidiary Boller & Chivens), and large telescopes (Hubble) and sensors for deployment on US Government satellites. Throughout his career he also maintained  a sporadic interest in photography, bought a telescope for himself (a 3.5 inch Questar), and dabbled in bright object astronomical photography (primarily the moon and sun) for many years. So began his quest for achieving theoretically sharp imagery through his Questar and a Nikon F 35mm film camera, something he pursued for 45 years until the advent of digital cameras with the required capabilities.

    Preceding Bruce’s talk there will be a short presentation on what’s visible in the sky now, Q&A from members, short introductions, and some cookies for snacks.  Hope to see you there!

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