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Re: Solar Filter Workshop

Jim Tallman
 

These photos reminded me what Chuck said to me at the end the day " It is amazing we all came out of it with all of our digits intact" :P

JT

--- In backbayastro@..., "redbaronaplane" <ehmke1@...> wrote:

I thought you guys might get a chuckle out of the picture I'm furnishing, I will post it under Claremont Va in the picture files.

I have a lot more photos that I will put in that folder, in time..My connection here is lousy since we live in a town so small it has a three digit zip code.


Solar Filter Workshop

Roy Ehmke
 

I thought you guys might get a chuckle out of the picture I'm furnishing, I will post it under Claremont Va in the picture files.

I have a lot more photos that I will put in that folder, in time..My connection here is lousy since we live in a town so small it has a three digit zip code.


Re: Successful solar filter workshop

charles jagow
 

Thanks a lot Bill, --- I mean Bob, yeah Bob HAHAHAHA!

I had a blast working with everyone and hopefully everyone will have left with good memories, as I did from the first one 9 years ago at Dale's house. Let's not make it a decade before the next workshop.

v/r
C5

--- In backbayastro@..., "bob414" <bob414@...> wrote:

It truly was a great workshop. A fantastic way to share expertise to see
some of my astrobuddies in the daylight. I do not know how I can thank Jim
and Chuck enough for pulling it all together.



A special thanks to Jim for opening his house, surprising everybody with a
great cookout, sharing his expertise, tools, and hospitality. Jim and Chuck
did a fantastic job in locating all the components necessary to assemble
solar filters for the menagerie of scopes that club members owned. And what
a great group of people that assembled. We all pitched in, helped when we
could, and most of all demonstrated what we could accomplish with a little
previous organization.



All I can say is "Back Bay Astronomers rock!"



Bob B.



From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On
Behalf Of Paul Tartabini
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 9:03 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Successful solar filter workshop





What a fantastic class this was!!



Many thanks to Jim and Chuck Jagow for leading the way by figuring out what
materials we needed, buying them, showing us what to do and fixing mistakes
along the way. All we had to do was show up with our scope, everything else
was there waiting for us. What a great opportunity for club members,
especially newer ones like myself. For the low, low price of $19 we all have
now doubled our potential astronomy time with daytime viewing of our nearest
star.



Plus it was a heck of a lot of fun. We all had a great time talking
astronomy, checking out gear and helping each other out along the way. As a
bonus, Mr. Alcor, Bill Mclean, stopped by, and yes, he had cookies.



I had to leave for awhile to see my daughter swim. No problem as Courtney
was so kind to fill me in on what I missed when I got back and even helped
make up the lost time by helping me do some cutting and pasting. Thanks
also to Bob for lots of miscellaneous help & advice as well.



And don't let me forget to thank Jim for being such a great host. We had
food, drinks, tools, power, supplies, you name it. In fact, between Jim,
Chuck and Bob B. we had every tool you can imagine.



Thanks again, guys!





On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM, UsnRet2001 <jctallman@...> wrote:



All,
We had a very successful solar filter workshop this last Saturday. We got
started around 10AM or so and finished up around 3or4. Everyone looked like
they had fun and I'm sure they learned a few tips to use next time they need
to make a filter. Attendees were Courtney, Chuck, Roy E. Paul Tartabini
(Paul 1), Paul Shank (Paul 2), Mike Galvas, Dino and Mary, Bob B., with Bill
Mclean (Bill 1) and Bill Holmes (Bill 2) helping out a bit. All in all it
was a fun day and I look forward to the next workshop what ever that may be.
I loaded some photos and I know others took a bunch so load them up.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/backbayastro/photos/album/278652227/pic/list

Jim


Re: Successful solar filter workshop

Jim Tallman
 

It was great fun Bob.

 

 

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of bob414
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:33 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] Successful solar filter workshop

 

 

It truly was a great workshop. A fantastic way to share expertise to see some of my astrobuddies in the daylight.  I do not know how I can thank Jim and Chuck enough for pulling it all together.

 

A special thanks to Jim for opening his house, surprising everybody with a great cookout, sharing his expertise, tools, and hospitality. Jim and Chuck did a fantastic job in locating all the components necessary to assemble solar filters for the menagerie of scopes that club members owned. And what a great group of people that assembled. We all pitched in, helped when we could, and most of all demonstrated what we could accomplish with a little previous organization.

 

All I can say is "Back Bay Astronomers rock!"

 

Bob B.

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Paul Tartabini
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 9:03 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Successful solar filter workshop

 

 

What a fantastic class this was!!

 

Many thanks to Jim and Chuck Jagow for leading the way by figuring out what materials we needed, buying them, showing us what to do and fixing mistakes along the way. All we had to do was show up with our scope, everything else was there waiting for us. What a great opportunity for club members, especially newer ones like myself. For the low, low price of $19 we all have now doubled our potential astronomy time with daytime viewing of our nearest star.

 

Plus it was a heck of a lot of fun.  We all had a great time talking astronomy, checking out gear and helping each other out along the way. As a bonus, Mr. Alcor, Bill Mclean, stopped by, and yes, he had cookies.

 

I had to leave for awhile to see my daughter swim. No problem as Courtney was so kind to fill me in on what I missed when I got back and even helped make up the lost time by helping me do some cutting and pasting.  Thanks also to Bob for lots of miscellaneous help & advice as well.

 

And don't let me forget to thank Jim for being such a great host. We had food, drinks, tools, power, supplies, you name it. In fact, between Jim, Chuck and Bob B. we had every tool you can imagine.  

 

Thanks again, guys! 

 

 

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM, UsnRet2001 <jctallman@...> wrote:

 

All,
We had a very successful solar filter workshop this last Saturday. We got started around 10AM or so and finished up around 3or4. Everyone looked like they had fun and I'm sure they learned a few tips to use next time they need to make a filter. Attendees were Courtney, Chuck, Roy E. Paul Tartabini (Paul 1), Paul Shank (Paul 2), Mike Galvas, Dino and Mary, Bob B., with Bill Mclean (Bill 1) and Bill Holmes (Bill 2) helping out a bit. All in all it was a fun day and I look forward to the next workshop what ever that may be. I loaded some photos and I know others took a bunch so load them up.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/backbayastro/photos/album/278652227/pic/list

Jim

 


Lights

Dale Carey
 

I just got a reality check ( I need these every once in a while ) - I was doing some lunar observing with my bino's, set on 75X.
Had my chair adjusted to the right height and the 45* bino's made the show perfect. Made my notes and just couldn't take eyes
off the terminator line. Mountains were showing just the tops, shadows across craters, and a Sat. fly thru the FOV. I watched
and followed it as it set behind the trees. I was feeling great, flipped the bino's around and looked at Saturn for about 15 min's.
Don't you like the way the rings are tilted now? What a night, moved over to M10 and M12, two clusters at 6.4 mags, easy, Wait
a minute, I know I'm in the right spot, where are they? Try again, wait, I see something, I think. Oh, I forgot I live in the middle of VB.
!@#$%^&*, please someone buy my house so I can move to Courtland.
Dale 


Re: Successful solar filter workshop

George Reynolds
 

Quite a variety of telescopes in the back yard!  All shapes and sizes (and colors).

Good job, guys and gals!

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: UsnRet2001
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 5:56 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Successful solar filter workshop

 
All,
We had a very successful solar filter workshop this last Saturday. We got started around 10AM or so and finished up around 3or4. Everyone looked like they had fun and I'm sure they learned a few tips to use next time they need to make a filter. Attendees were Courtney, Chuck, Roy E. Paul Tartabini (Paul 1), Paul Shank (Paul 2), Mike Galvas, Dino and Mary, Bob B., with Bill Mclean (Bill 1) and Bill Holmes (Bill 2) helping out a bit. All in all it was a fun day and I look forward to the next workshop what ever that may be. I loaded some photos and I know others took a bunch so load them up.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/backbayastro/photos/album/278652227/pic/list

Jim




Re: Successful solar filter workshop

bob414
 

It truly was a great workshop. A fantastic way to share expertise to see some of my astrobuddies in the daylight.  I do not know how I can thank Jim and Chuck enough for pulling it all together.

 

A special thanks to Jim for opening his house, surprising everybody with a great cookout, sharing his expertise, tools, and hospitality. Jim and Chuck did a fantastic job in locating all the components necessary to assemble solar filters for the menagerie of scopes that club members owned. And what a great group of people that assembled. We all pitched in, helped when we could, and most of all demonstrated what we could accomplish with a little previous organization.

 

All I can say is "Back Bay Astronomers rock!"

 

Bob B.

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Paul Tartabini
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 9:03 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Successful solar filter workshop

 

 

What a fantastic class this was!!

 

Many thanks to Jim and Chuck Jagow for leading the way by figuring out what materials we needed, buying them, showing us what to do and fixing mistakes along the way. All we had to do was show up with our scope, everything else was there waiting for us. What a great opportunity for club members, especially newer ones like myself. For the low, low price of $19 we all have now doubled our potential astronomy time with daytime viewing of our nearest star.

 

Plus it was a heck of a lot of fun.  We all had a great time talking astronomy, checking out gear and helping each other out along the way. As a bonus, Mr. Alcor, Bill Mclean, stopped by, and yes, he had cookies.

 

I had to leave for awhile to see my daughter swim. No problem as Courtney was so kind to fill me in on what I missed when I got back and even helped make up the lost time by helping me do some cutting and pasting.  Thanks also to Bob for lots of miscellaneous help & advice as well.

 

And don't let me forget to thank Jim for being such a great host. We had food, drinks, tools, power, supplies, you name it. In fact, between Jim, Chuck and Bob B. we had every tool you can imagine.  

 

Thanks again, guys! 

 

 

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM, UsnRet2001 <jctallman@...> wrote:

 

All,
We had a very successful solar filter workshop this last Saturday. We got started around 10AM or so and finished up around 3or4. Everyone looked like they had fun and I'm sure they learned a few tips to use next time they need to make a filter. Attendees were Courtney, Chuck, Roy E. Paul Tartabini (Paul 1), Paul Shank (Paul 2), Mike Galvas, Dino and Mary, Bob B., with Bill Mclean (Bill 1) and Bill Holmes (Bill 2) helping out a bit. All in all it was a fun day and I look forward to the next workshop what ever that may be. I loaded some photos and I know others took a bunch so load them up.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/backbayastro/photos/album/278652227/pic/list

Jim

 


Re: [Astronomy_Online] NASA-Wallops Island Starts Commercial Cargo Space Launches w/Test

Dale Carey
 

The next launch scheduled from Wallops is Orbital Sciences Antares rocket. the launch is scheduled 5 p.m., April 17. The launch window is 5 - 8 p.m. and the backup launch days are April 18 - 21. Coverage begins at 4 p.m. on NASA TV on launch day.
anyone want to go over and watch? split the tolls/gas? - I'll drive
Dale

Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 10:43 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: [Astronomy_Online] NASA-Wallops Island Starts Commercial Cargo Space Launches w/Test

 

Watching for a Wallops island launch on Wednesday.  VPAS, can you give us any details?

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Glenn A. Walsh <siderostat1991@...>
To: All_Astronomers_Are_Welcome@...; amateurastronomyonline@...; Astronomy Online <Astronomy_Online@...>; Space-Exploration@...; SpaceADG@...; triangle-space@...; wannabeastronomers@...
Cc: Glenn Walsh
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 7:16 PM
Subject: [Astronomy_Online] NASA-Wallops Island Starts Commercial Cargo Space Launches w/Test

 
NASA-Wallops Island Starts Commercial Cargo Space Launches w/Test

On Wednesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. plans to conduct the first test launch of its Antares rocket under a NASA program in which private companies deliver supplies to the International Space Station. If all goes as planned, the unmanned rocket's practice payload will be vaulted into orbit from Wallops Island before burning up in the atmosphere on its return to Earth several months later.

The site is on the Virginia shore near Maryland and just south of Chincoteague Island, which attracts thousands of tourists each summer for an annual wild pony swim made famous by the 1947 novel "Misty of Chincoteague."

http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2013/04/nasa-wallops-island-starts-commecial.html

gaw

Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director,
Friends of the Zeiss < http://friendsofthezeiss.org >
Electronic Mail - < siderostat1989@... >
SpaceWatchtower Blog: < http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/ >



Re: [Astronomy_Online] NASA-Wallops Island Starts Commercial Cargo Space Launches w/Test

George Reynolds
 

Watching for a Wallops island launch on Wednesday.  VPAS, can you give us any details?

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Glenn A. Walsh
To: All_Astronomers_Are_Welcome@...; amateurastronomyonline@...; Astronomy Online ; Space-Exploration@...; SpaceADG@...; triangle-space@...; wannabeastronomers@...
Cc: Glenn Walsh
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 7:16 PM
Subject: [Astronomy_Online] NASA-Wallops Island Starts Commercial Cargo Space Launches w/Test

 
NASA-Wallops Island Starts Commercial Cargo Space Launches w/Test

On Wednesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. plans to conduct the first test launch of its Antares rocket under a NASA program in which private companies deliver supplies to the International Space Station. If all goes as planned, the unmanned rocket's practice payload will be vaulted into orbit from Wallops Island before burning up in the atmosphere on its return to Earth several months later.

The site is on the Virginia shore near Maryland and just south of Chincoteague Island, which attracts thousands of tourists each summer for an annual wild pony swim made famous by the 1947 novel "Misty of Chincoteague."

http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2013/04/nasa-wallops-island-starts-commecial.html

gaw

Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director,
Friends of the Zeiss < http://friendsofthezeiss.org >
Electronic Mail - < siderostat1989@... >
SpaceWatchtower Blog: < http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/ >



Re: The Spaghetti Nebula - Tuckahoe Stargaze

Roy Diffrient
 

Thanks, George – It was a fun time, and that’s what it’s all about.
 
Roy
 
 

Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] The Spaghetti Nebula - Tuckahoe Stargaze
 


Great observing report, Roy. 

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Roy Diffrient
To: backbayastro@...
Cc: Kent Blackwell ; moodya@...; hotmid6@...
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2013 10:46 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] The Spaghetti Nebula - Tuckahoe Stargaze
 
 
After two stormy nights, featuring about 2” of rain, we were ready for clear skies at the Delmarva Stargazer’s Stargaze Star Party at Tuckahoe State Park in Maryland this weekend.  And we got it.  We had a beautiful clear day and evening on Saturday, April 13.  Amazingly, the night proved to be dry – I never turned on my dew heaters!  That’s rare for Tuckahoe, which sometimes has dew as heavy as rain, and standard procedure is to turn the heat on full burn very early.  And at midnight the SQM was showing about 21.0 – Not quite as dark skies as Coinjock, but not bad!  Combine that with cool, not cold, temps with little wind, decent seeing and transparency, and we had a beautiful night going.
 
At the top of my search objects list was Sh 2-240, also known as Simeis 147 and the Spaghetti Nebula.  This object is a very large (3 degrees) supernova remnant composed of wispy strands of star-stuff in the constellations Taurus and Auriga, just a few degrees from the Crab Nebula, M1.  And who knows how bright those wisps are going to be?  Early in the evening, with the crescent moon and Jupiter in the west, I didn’t think I had any chance at a Sharpless object – They are usually extremely faint and difficult to detect.  One good point: with a three-degree wide object, not much searching is required to find the field.
 
Despite the moon, I started without a filter at 114X (21 mm Ethos and Paracorr).  I suspected some nebulosity, but nothing was really apparent.  A UHC filter blocked the moonlight somewhat which made the nebula’s edges detectable, and this was confirmed by my intrepid observing companions at Tuckahoe, Kent Blackwell, Ray Moody and C. J. Wood.  I tried lower and higher powers, but I think the best view was with the OIII filter and the 21 mm.  With the OIII, the edges of the nebula wisps showed visible contrast against the black sky background.  Only a small part of the nebula was visible in any one view of course, but I was also surprised that I could detect several of the nebulous strands around this large object, not just one brightest part.  Given good conditions, smaller apertures should certainly be useful on this one.  Here’s more on Sh 2-240:
 
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap050324.html
 
http://www.emilivanov.com/CCD%20Images/Simeis147_SHO.htm
 
Our campsite at the Tuckahoe Equestrian Center had nice, low horizons to the south and west, so the setting crescent moon turned orange and was quite beautiful.
 
Roy Diffrient



Re: HEY!

George Reynolds
 

Chuck,

What do you mean by a "list"?

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Charles Jagow
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 5:27 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] HEY!

 
George,

 I received the one about the date and replied to the group.

And Roger on the second one. Now.  If you have electronic materials, I can print some out for you. Just send them to me or tell me where they are.

I do notice that when I receive "group" emails from you, I receive them more than once some times as many as three, are you using some kind of list or something similar?  If so, I may be on it multiple times or the list is corrupt.


From: George Reynolds <pathfinder027@...>
Reply-To: <backbayastro@...>
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:03 PM
To: "backbayastro@..." <backbayastro@...>, Charles Jagow <chuck@...>
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] HEY!

 
Here are my two replies.  I sent them to chuck@....  I don"t know why you didn't get them.  I am sending this reply to BOTH the group and to you.


Sent Monday, 4/8:

Chuck,

You didn't mention the DATE of the Cub Scout event at NWRP, but according to what I wrote in my calendar the night of the meeting, it is Saturday, 27 April.  What time do we need to be there?  

I have done the Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop many times, and i have a set of handouts I reproduce and give to the leaders for their Scouts.  We cover all the requirements for the Belt Loop award, and give them something to finish and take home. 

George

Sent Thursday, 4/11:

Yes, I can do the presentation at the campground.  I will have to reproduce the handouts for the Cub Scout Astronomy Belt Loop.  Do we know approximately how many Cubs there will be?

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Charles Jagow <chuck@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] HEY!

 

From: George Reynolds <pathfinder027@...>
Reply-To: <backbayastro@...>
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:12 AM
To: "backbayastro@..." <backbayastro@...>
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] HEY!

 
Chuck,

I have replied TWICE to your emails.  Did you not get my replies?

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Charles Jagow <chuck@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:23 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] HEY!

 
George Reynolds!

Have you received any of my last several emails concerning the scout event at nwrp on 4/27?







Re: The Spaghetti Nebula - Tuckahoe Stargaze

George Reynolds
 

Great observing report, Roy.  

George
 

George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


From: Roy Diffrient
To: backbayastro@...
Cc: Kent Blackwell ; moodya@...; hotmid6@...
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2013 10:46 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] The Spaghetti Nebula - Tuckahoe Stargaze

 
After two stormy nights, featuring about 2” of rain, we were ready for clear skies at the Delmarva Stargazer’s Stargaze Star Party at Tuckahoe State Park in Maryland this weekend.  And we got it.  We had a beautiful clear day and evening on Saturday, April 13.  Amazingly, the night proved to be dry – I never turned on my dew heaters!  That’s rare for Tuckahoe, which sometimes has dew as heavy as rain, and standard procedure is to turn the heat on full burn very early.  And at midnight the SQM was showing about 21.0 – Not quite as dark skies as Coinjock, but not bad!  Combine that with cool, not cold, temps with little wind, decent seeing and transparency, and we had a beautiful night going.
 
At the top of my search objects list was Sh 2-240, also known as Simeis 147 and the Spaghetti Nebula.  This object is a very large (3 degrees) supernova remnant composed of wispy strands of star-stuff in the constellations Taurus and Auriga, just a few degrees from the Crab Nebula, M1.  And who knows how bright those wisps are going to be?  Early in the evening, with the crescent moon and Jupiter in the west, I didn’t think I had any chance at a Sharpless object – They are usually extremely faint and difficult to detect.  One good point: with a three-degree wide object, not much searching is required to find the field.
 
Despite the moon, I started without a filter at 114X (21 mm Ethos and Paracorr).  I suspected some nebulosity, but nothing was really apparent.  A UHC filter blocked the moonlight somewhat which made the nebula’s edges detectable, and this was confirmed by my intrepid observing companions at Tuckahoe, Kent Blackwell, Ray Moody and C. J. Wood.  I tried lower and higher powers, but I think the best view was with the OIII filter and the 21 mm.  With the OIII, the edges of the nebula wisps showed visible contrast against the black sky background.  Only a small part of the nebula was visible in any one view of course, but I was also surprised that I could detect several of the nebulous strands around this large object, not just one brightest part.  Given good conditions, smaller apertures should certainly be useful on this one.  Here’s more on Sh 2-240:
 
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap050324.html
 
http://www.emilivanov.com/CCD%20Images/Simeis147_SHO.htm
 
Our campsite at the Tuckahoe Equestrian Center had nice, low horizons to the south and west, so the setting crescent moon turned orange and was quite beautiful.
 
Roy Diffrient



Re: Successful solar filter workshop

Paul
 

What a fantastic class this was!!

Many thanks to Jim and Chuck Jagow for leading the way by figuring out what materials we needed, buying them, showing us what to do and fixing mistakes along the way. All we had to do was show up with our scope, everything else was there waiting for us. What a great opportunity for club members, especially newer ones like myself. For the low, low price of $19 we all have now doubled our potential astronomy time with daytime viewing of our nearest star.

Plus it was a heck of a lot of fun.  We all had a great time talking astronomy, checking out gear and helping each other out along the way. As a bonus, Mr. Alcor, Bill Mclean, stopped by, and yes, he had cookies.

I had to leave for awhile to see my daughter swim. No problem as Courtney was so kind to fill me in on what I missed when I got back and even helped make up the lost time by helping me do some cutting and pasting.  Thanks also to Bob for lots of miscellaneous help & advice as well.

And don't let me forget to thank Jim for being such a great host. We had food, drinks, tools, power, supplies, you name it. In fact, between Jim, Chuck and Bob B. we had every tool you can imagine.  

Thanks again, guys! 



On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM, UsnRet2001 <jctallman@...> wrote:
 

All,
We had a very successful solar filter workshop this last Saturday. We got started around 10AM or so and finished up around 3or4. Everyone looked like they had fun and I'm sure they learned a few tips to use next time they need to make a filter. Attendees were Courtney, Chuck, Roy E. Paul Tartabini (Paul 1), Paul Shank (Paul 2), Mike Galvas, Dino and Mary, Bob B., with Bill Mclean (Bill 1) and Bill Holmes (Bill 2) helping out a bit. All in all it was a fun day and I look forward to the next workshop what ever that may be. I loaded some photos and I know others took a bunch so load them up.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/backbayastro/photos/album/278652227/pic/list

Jim



we have a new AL awardee!

preciousmyprecious
 

Nick has gotten the pin for the Local Galaxy Group & Neighborhood Program!! Well done Nick!
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


Re: Successful solar filter workshop

Roy Ehmke
 

Great pictures!
 
~Roy


From: UsnRet2001
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 5:56 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Successful solar filter workshop

 
All,
We had a very successful solar filter workshop this last Saturday. We got started around 10AM or so and finished up around 3or4. Everyone looked like they had fun and I'm sure they learned a few tips to use next time they need to make a filter. Attendees were Courtney, Chuck, Roy E. Paul Tartabini (Paul 1), Paul Shank (Paul 2), Mike Galvas, Dino and Mary, Bob B., with Bill Mclean (Bill 1) and Bill Holmes (Bill 2) helping out a bit. All in all it was a fun day and I look forward to the next workshop what ever that may be. I loaded some photos and I know others took a bunch so load them up.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/backbayastro/photos/album/278652227/pic/list

Jim




Re: Website updates for April 15, 2013

Georgie <doublestarjune@msn.com>
 

I love Love LoVe the Hall of Fame!  Way to go BBAA!  WhoooooHoooooo!


On Apr 15, 2013, at 5:30 PM, Nick Anderson <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

 

The BBAA website's "Hall of Fame" page has been updated with 4 new recent awards amongst our members. Each of the awards have now been linked to their corresponding AL webpage. Check out the page and see what our members have accomplished!

The combined March/April 2013 newsletter has been posted. Future newsletters will be released around the beginning of each month and posted a month later to the BBAA website.

Meeting minutes for February-April 2013 now have a different and more appropriate "not available" notification. Most of the minutes can be found in the newsletters, so it's worth checking the archives there.

On a final note, stemming from some of the ruckus on the forums earlier this week dealing with club business, the apologies I issued off-the-forums are not enough: it requires future amends. From now on, I will be handling website complaints primarily off-the-forums. I plan to post a short reply on the forums (if that's where the complaint was posted) so that people know the problem's being handled and send then the more detailed reply in a private email (rather than on the forums). We're all in this for the love of astronomy and these types of discussions are better kept off a public forum.

-Nick Anderson
BBAA Webmaster


Successful solar filter workshop

Jim Tallman
 

All,
We had a very successful solar filter workshop this last Saturday. We got started around 10AM or so and finished up around 3or4. Everyone looked like they had fun and I'm sure they learned a few tips to use next time they need to make a filter. Attendees were Courtney, Chuck, Roy E. Paul Tartabini (Paul 1), Paul Shank (Paul 2), Mike Galvas, Dino and Mary, Bob B., with Bill Mclean (Bill 1) and Bill Holmes (Bill 2) helping out a bit. All in all it was a fun day and I look forward to the next workshop what ever that may be. I loaded some photos and I know others took a bunch so load them up.


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/backbayastro/photos/album/278652227/pic/list


Jim


Website updates for April 15, 2013

Nick Anderson
 

The BBAA website's "Hall of Fame" page has been updated with 4 new recent awards amongst our members. Each of the awards have now been linked to their corresponding AL webpage. Check out the page and see what our members have accomplished!

The combined March/April 2013 newsletter has been posted. Future newsletters will be released around the beginning of each month and posted a month later to the BBAA website.

Meeting minutes for February-April 2013 now have a different and more appropriate "not available" notification. Most of the minutes can be found in the newsletters, so it's worth checking the archives there.

On a final note, stemming from some of the ruckus on the forums earlier this week dealing with club business, the apologies I issued off-the-forums are not enough: it requires future amends. From now on, I will be handling website complaints primarily off-the-forums. I plan to post a short reply on the forums (if that's where the complaint was posted) so that people know the problem's being handled and send then the more detailed reply in a private email (rather than on the forums). We're all in this for the love of astronomy and these types of discussions are better kept off a public forum.

-Nick Anderson
BBAA Webmaster


Fw: Bottom of V2

preciousmyprecious
 



 this is a V2. Looks just like the Redstone! 4 Fins in the exhaust for control.  I'm into this Werner thing again.

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean



Fw: Weekly digest for April 15, 2013

preciousmyprecious
 

Bottom line-the record stands. And the Soviets bend the truth.

I think this girl is one of us. Nerd.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean
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Subject: Weekly digest for April 15, 2013

asteitel posted: " Today marks the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic Vostok 1 flight. On April 12, 1961, the unknown Soviet Air Force pilot became the first man to orbit the Earth. But there's a controversy surrounding the flight that's been lost in moden retellings:"

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Yuri Gagarin’s Controversial Landing

by asteitel
Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, after waterskiing in Dolgoprundy. Credit: Public doman via Wikipedia
Today marks the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic Vostok 1 flight. On April 12, 1961, the unknown Soviet Air Force pilot became the first man to orbit the Earth. But there's a controversy surrounding the flight that's been lost in moden retellings: to ensure Gagarin's flight would go down as history's first manned spaceflight, Soviet space officials issued a false statement about his landing. It's a bizarre twist, but there was a very brief moment when Gagarin was nearly stripped of the honour of being the first man in space.  Read more of this post
asteitel | April 12, 2013 at 6:06 am | Tags: Soviet, Vostok 1, Yuri Gagarin | Categories: Manned Spaceflight, Soviet | URL: http://wp.me/p2qCxs-FE
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asteitel posted: " Spaceflight, broadly speaking, is divided into two camps: manned and unmanned or robotic flight. And people tend to fall into one camp or the other. Either you think manned flight is the only way forward or you see robotic missions as the best way to le"

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The Future Place of Men in Space

by asteitel
Alan Bean carries two sub packages of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) during Apollo 12's first lunar EVA on November 19, 1969. Future exploration might look less human. Photo credit: NASA
Spaceflight, broadly speaking, is divided into two camps: manned and unmanned or robotic flight. And people tend to fall into one camp or the other. Either you think manned flight is the only way forward or you see robotic missions as the best way to learn about the Universe around us. But what if the divide is less stark? It's possible that our future expansion through the Solar System will involve some cooperation between man and machine wherein the man stays firmly on the Earth.
I explored this idea a little in my first post for the London Institute of Physics' blog Physics Focus, where I am excited to say I will be a regular contributor!
asteitel | April 11, 2013 at 8:01 am | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2qCxs-Fz
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