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Re: BBAA Luncheon TODAY, Dec 12

preciousmyprecious
 

I forgot.  

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


On Saturday, December 12, 2020, 08:21:28 AM EST, George Reynolds via groups.io <pathfinder027@...> wrote:


For those of you who get on the computer early in the day, this message is for you:  Don't forget to come to the BBAA Anniversary Luncheon TODAY, Saturday, December 12, at 12 noon at Stripers Restaurant, Norfolk Waterside.

I hope to see you there!

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Re: Scholarship fund donations

Jeff Goldstein
 

I’ll help with a one time $10 donation.

 

Jeff G.

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of George Reynolds via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2020 12:17 PM
To: BBAA-Group <backbayastro@groups.io>
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Scholarship fund donations

 

Because of the COVID-19 cancellations this year of all our Boardwalk Astronomy events, our scholarship fund is very low.  We normally get between $1000 and 1250 from Virginia Beach events, but got nothing this year.  

 

I suggested that if every member of our 100+ club contributes $10, we could add $1000 or more to replenish the scholarship fund, AND, it would be tax-deductible, if you itemize deductions.  Now is the time to get that deduction, before the end of the year.

 

I have decided to donate $10 a month to the scholarship fund, so that will help a little bit.  Who wants to join me?

 

George

 


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


Scholarship fund donations

George Reynolds
 

Because of the COVID-19 cancellations this year of all our Boardwalk Astronomy events, our scholarship fund is very low.  We normally get between $1000 and 1250 from Virginia Beach events, but got nothing this year.  

I suggested that if every member of our 100+ club contributes $10, we could add $1000 or more to replenish the scholarship fund, AND, it would be tax-deductible, if you itemize deductions.  Now is the time to get that deduction, before the end of the year.

I have decided to donate $10 a month to the scholarship fund, so that will help a little bit.  Who wants to join me?

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Re: IC405 From Last Few Nights

George Reynolds
 

You're right, Ian.  It's either my old eyes, my cataracts, or my screen, or some combination thereof.  When I put my nose right up next to the screen I could see the plus sign.

Sorry for the false alarm.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


On Sunday, December 13, 2020, 07:14:13 PM EST, Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:


Hey George thanks for looking. I'm pretty sure I had a + sign not a - sign in there. Does the - show up on your screen?

Cheers

Ian

On 12/13/2020 5:57 PM, vp wrote:
Nice shot of IC405, Ian, but I don't think that star shines at magnitude "-6".  It's probably more like mag 6.  :-)

George
On December 12, 2020 12:48 PM Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:


Well it looks like my imaging window has closed for the next few days. I did get out for the last three nights and despite fighting with equipment issues managed to capture one of my favorite nebula the Flaming Star Nebula or IC405. Could have framed it better but I struggled with the mount and got my three nights in slightly different locations so had to do some serious cropping.
Cheers
Ian
IC405

George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



Re: IC405 From Last Few Nights

Ian Stewart
 

Hey George thanks for looking. I'm pretty sure I had a + sign not a - sign in there. Does the - show up on your screen?

Cheers

Ian

On 12/13/2020 5:57 PM, vp wrote:
Nice shot of IC405, Ian, but I don't think that star shines at magnitude "-6".  It's probably more like mag 6.  :-)

George
On December 12, 2020 12:48 PM Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:


Well it looks like my imaging window has closed for the next few days. I did get out for the last three nights and despite fighting with equipment issues managed to capture one of my favorite nebula the Flaming Star Nebula or IC405. Could have framed it better but I struggled with the mount and got my three nights in slightly different locations so had to do some serious cropping.
Cheers
Ian
IC405

George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



Re: IC405 From Last Few Nights

vp
 

Nice shot of IC405, Ian, but I don't think that star shines at magnitude "-6".  It's probably more like mag 6.  :-)

George
On December 12, 2020 12:48 PM Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...> wrote:


Well it looks like my imaging window has closed for the next few days. I did get out for the last three nights and despite fighting with equipment issues managed to capture one of my favorite nebula the Flaming Star Nebula or IC405. Could have framed it better but I struggled with the mount and got my three nights in slightly different locations so had to do some serious cropping.
Cheers
Ian
IC405

George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



Re: Solar report for Sunday December 13

vp
 

Bad Santa, Bad Santa!

On December 13, 2020 4:44 PM jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:



NO

On Sunday, December 13, 2020, 11:46:55 AM EST, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:


 Hello, it’s your good friend Kent with a solar report.  Remember when I said the activity on the sun is finally increasing after two years of dormant?  Well, the sun has proved me wrong the last few days. There is nothing in H Alpha and nothing in white light. No sunspots.  I’m asking Santa Claus to give us some activity. 

George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



Re: Solar report for Sunday December 13

jimcoble2000
 

NO

On Sunday, December 13, 2020, 11:46:55 AM EST, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:


 Hello, it’s your good friend Kent with a solar report.  Remember when I said the activity on the sun is finally increasing after two years of dormant?  Well, the sun has proved me wrong the last few days. There is nothing in H Alpha and nothing in white light. No sunspots.  I’m asking Santa Claus to give us some activity. 


Re: Solar report for Sunday December 13

Ian Stewart
 

Wow, nary a speck.

On 12/13/2020 11:46 AM, Kent Blackwell wrote:
 Hello, it’s your good friend Kent with a solar report.  Remember when I said the activity on the sun is finally increasing after two years of dormant?  Well, the sun has proved me wrong the last few days. There is nothing in H Alpha and nothing in white light. No sunspots.  I’m asking Santa Claus to give us some activity. 


Solar report for Sunday December 13

Kent Blackwell
 

 Hello, it’s your good friend Kent with a solar report.  Remember when I said the activity on the sun is finally increasing after two years of dormant?  Well, the sun has proved me wrong the last few days. There is nothing in H Alpha and nothing in white light. No sunspots.  I’m asking Santa Claus to give us some activity. 


Re: IC405 From Last Few Nights

charles jagow
 

Very cool

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of Ian Stewart <swampcolliecoffee@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:48 PM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: [BackBayAstro] IC405 From Last Few Nights

 

Well it looks like my imaging window has closed for the next few days. I did get out for the last three nights and despite fighting with equipment issues managed to capture one of my favorite nebula the Flaming Star Nebula or IC405. Could have framed it better but I struggled with the mount and got my three nights in slightly different locations so had to do some serious cropping.
Cheers
Ian
IC405


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v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 


IC405 From Last Few Nights

Ian Stewart
 

Well it looks like my imaging window has closed for the next few days. I did get out for the last three nights and despite fighting with equipment issues managed to capture one of my favorite nebula the Flaming Star Nebula or IC405. Could have framed it better but I struggled with the mount and got my three nights in slightly different locations so had to do some serious cropping.
Cheers
Ian
IC405


BBAA Luncheon TODAY, Dec 12

George Reynolds
 

For those of you who get on the computer early in the day, this message is for you:  Don't forget to come to the BBAA Anniversary Luncheon TODAY, Saturday, December 12, at 12 noon at Stripers Restaurant, Norfolk Waterside.

I hope to see you there!

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Re: December BBAA Info

vp
 

Chuck, I re-sent the app as a text message to your cell phone.  Please let me know if you get it.  If not, I will type it and send it to you.

George
On December 10, 2020 2:08 PM charles jagow <chuck@...> wrote:


George,

 

I saw the $5 come in on PayPal but not the application.

 

Please resend

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of "Vice President BackBayAstro.org" <vp@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:37 AM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info


Chuck,

 

I sent you a text message to you on Sunday 12/6 with a picture of Chloe's application for associate membership.

 

Did you get it?  If not, I can send you the information.

 

George

On December 7, 2020 10:34 AM charles jagow <chuck@...> wrote:



George,

 

DANG, forgot Samantha and Chloe.

 

The treasurer has received the $5, but no info????

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of "Vice President BackBayAstro.org" <vp@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:17 PM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info


Chuck,

 

You forgot to mention that Samantha was there with her 8" Dob, getting better views than my little ShortTube 80 refractor.  

 

And you didn't tell me you got Neptune in your scope.  Samantha, Chloe, and I would have liked to see it.  :-(

 

Did you get Chloe's A.L. dues (in PayPal) and the photo of her application for associate membership?

 

George

On December 6, 2020 6:17 AM charles jagow <chuck@...> wrote:



BBAA West, CO Section.

 

Sounds great to me.  Today I have three weeks left, sixteen more work days.  It has been a long 44 years since I joined the Navy in 1976.  Now I am looking forward to the next phase.

 

What is going to be hard is going from being so busy I can’t see straight at my government job, to just household stuff and BBAA outreach.  I am turning over the Treasurer’s job to Rich Roberts.

 

Last night at Sky Watch it was just George Reynolds and I who showed up for the club.  I set up the 18 UC and George set up his 80mm refractor.  We had about 6 total visitors.  Last month there was about twenty BBAA participants and close to a hundred visitors.  Yesterday it was cloudy all day, the weather demi-gods had predicted it was supposed to partially clear at about 6:30 PM.  It was looking like about 120% cloud cover at 6:00 PM and then at about 6:10 the Summer Triangle was exposed.  By 6:30 most of the clouds had vanished, we did enjoy a crappy view of Jupiter and Saturn just above that Western Tree line.  But Mars was great, and Uranus was the most brilliant blue I have ever seen it.  I went to Neptune just to make sure it got smaller as I thought the Nexus DSC had gotten confused.  But Neptune was even more brilliant blue than Uranus was and appropriately smaller.  George and I showed the usual suspects before the 6 visitors dwindled away and left George, myself and Meghan.  Meghan works for the park’s department and is our “baby-sitter” while we are at the NWRP.  The Chesapeake COVID Management Team has deemed that we need a chaperone to ensure our telescopes are 6-10 feet apart and we are all wearing masks.  A small price to pay to be able and get out under the stars with the public.  Virginia Beach cut-off all astronomy outreach including the popular Boardwalk Astronomy which has been the primary funding source of the primary scholarship.

 

Karen and I are hoping to have the house sold by the end of March.  And then the truck will be packed and we will be dragging ourselves with five dogs and two cats to Westcliffe CO.  We are going to have a modular home plunked down and we hope to be in it before the first snow flies.  I will tell you that I am not planning on shoveling any snow,  What’s Her Name can learn to wade through it to either the 4-wheel drive or the snow-mobile…

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of Ted Forte <tedforte511@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:12 AM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info


Hey Chuck,


First let me welcome you to BBAA West! We’ll have to start referring to ourselves as “Colorado Section” and “Arizona Section”.  I’m very excited for you – I understand well how remarkable it feels to have one’s own dark sky site, a capable observatory, and the free time to enjoy it.  Life gets good!  I can predict that you will, as I do, miss your BBAA family and will miss much about the Tidewater area. But rest assured it will not be the light pollution or congestion that you’ll miss! LOL. Personally, I’d question the sanity of anyone retiring to a place where snow shovels are a thing, but each to their own.


As a long-standing member of BBAA, I’d like to thank you for the outstanding role you’ve played in the leadership of the club. Very few can match the continuing dedication and selfless service you’ve displayed over the years. I wish you the very best in your new life and hope you’ll keep in touch.


Ted Forte

BBAA West (Arizona section)





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v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512



George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



--

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512



George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



--

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512



George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



Re: ISS Tuesday and Wednesday

Jim Tallman
 

Nice:)


On Dec 10, 2020 at 09:59, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:

Did you see the ISS Tuesday and Wednesday nights? Wednesday pass by was high in the sky. I captured a picture as it moved southward into Cetus.


Re: December BBAA Info

charles jagow
 

George,

 

I saw the $5 come in on PayPal but not the application.

 

Please resend

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of "Vice President BackBayAstro.org" <vp@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:37 AM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info

 

Chuck,

 

I sent you a text message to you on Sunday 12/6 with a picture of Chloe's application for associate membership.

 

Did you get it?  If not, I can send you the information.

 

George

On December 7, 2020 10:34 AM charles jagow <chuck@...> wrote:

 

 

George,

 

DANG, forgot Samantha and Chloe.

 

The treasurer has received the $5, but no info????

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of "Vice President BackBayAstro.org" <vp@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:17 PM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info

 

Chuck,

 

You forgot to mention that Samantha was there with her 8" Dob, getting better views than my little ShortTube 80 refractor.  

 

And you didn't tell me you got Neptune in your scope.  Samantha, Chloe, and I would have liked to see it.  :-(

 

Did you get Chloe's A.L. dues (in PayPal) and the photo of her application for associate membership?

 

George

On December 6, 2020 6:17 AM charles jagow <chuck@...> wrote:

 

 

BBAA West, CO Section.

 

Sounds great to me.  Today I have three weeks left, sixteen more work days.  It has been a long 44 years since I joined the Navy in 1976.  Now I am looking forward to the next phase.

 

What is going to be hard is going from being so busy I can’t see straight at my government job, to just household stuff and BBAA outreach.  I am turning over the Treasurer’s job to Rich Roberts.

 

Last night at Sky Watch it was just George Reynolds and I who showed up for the club.  I set up the 18 UC and George set up his 80mm refractor.  We had about 6 total visitors.  Last month there was about twenty BBAA participants and close to a hundred visitors.  Yesterday it was cloudy all day, the weather demi-gods had predicted it was supposed to partially clear at about 6:30 PM.  It was looking like about 120% cloud cover at 6:00 PM and then at about 6:10 the Summer Triangle was exposed.  By 6:30 most of the clouds had vanished, we did enjoy a crappy view of Jupiter and Saturn just above that Western Tree line.  But Mars was great, and Uranus was the most brilliant blue I have ever seen it.  I went to Neptune just to make sure it got smaller as I thought the Nexus DSC had gotten confused.  But Neptune was even more brilliant blue than Uranus was and appropriately smaller.  George and I showed the usual suspects before the 6 visitors dwindled away and left George, myself and Meghan.  Meghan works for the park’s department and is our “baby-sitter” while we are at the NWRP.  The Chesapeake COVID Management Team has deemed that we need a chaperone to ensure our telescopes are 6-10 feet apart and we are all wearing masks.  A small price to pay to be able and get out under the stars with the public.  Virginia Beach cut-off all astronomy outreach including the popular Boardwalk Astronomy which has been the primary funding source of the primary scholarship.

 

Karen and I are hoping to have the house sold by the end of March.  And then the truck will be packed and we will be dragging ourselves with five dogs and two cats to Westcliffe CO.  We are going to have a modular home plunked down and we hope to be in it before the first snow flies.  I will tell you that I am not planning on shoveling any snow,  What’s Her Name can learn to wade through it to either the 4-wheel drive or the snow-mobile…

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of Ted Forte <tedforte511@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:12 AM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info

 

Hey Chuck,

 

First let me welcome you to BBAA West! We’ll have to start referring to ourselves as “Colorado Section” and “Arizona Section”.  I’m very excited for you – I understand well how remarkable it feels to have one’s own dark sky site, a capable observatory, and the free time to enjoy it.  Life gets good!  I can predict that you will, as I do, miss your BBAA family and will miss much about the Tidewater area. But rest assured it will not be the light pollution or congestion that you’ll miss! LOL. Personally, I’d question the sanity of anyone retiring to a place where snow shovels are a thing, but each to their own.

 

As a long-standing member of BBAA, I’d like to thank you for the outstanding role you’ve played in the leadership of the club. Very few can match the continuing dedication and selfless service you’ve displayed over the years. I wish you the very best in your new life and hope you’ll keep in touch.

 

Ted Forte

BBAA West (Arizona section)

 

 

 


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v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 

 

George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org

 


--

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 

 

George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org


--

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512

 


Cornwatch and the Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn -- and BBAA Luncheon

George Reynolds
 

The next two Friday nights will be good opportunities to observe the decreasing distance between Jupiter and Saturn as they approach a conjunction from our vantage point on Earth.  Cornland Park is fairly dark, with a decent western horizon to see the two planets as they get lower in the western sky.

Also, don't forget our BBAA annual anniversary luncheon THIS SATURDAY, December 12 at Stripers Restaurant Waterside at 12 noon.  This will be Chuck Jagow's last luncheon with us, as he will be moving to Colorado in the next couple of months.  Be there to say good-bye.

George


George Reynolds

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


 


Re: December BBAA Info

vp
 

Chuck,

I sent you a text message to you on Sunday 12/6 with a picture of Chloe's application for associate membership.

Did you get it?  If not, I can send you the information.

George
On December 7, 2020 10:34 AM charles jagow <chuck@...> wrote:


George,

 

DANG, forgot Samantha and Chloe.

 

The treasurer has received the $5, but no info????

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of "Vice President BackBayAstro.org" <vp@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:17 PM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info


Chuck,

 

You forgot to mention that Samantha was there with her 8" Dob, getting better views than my little ShortTube 80 refractor.  

 

And you didn't tell me you got Neptune in your scope.  Samantha, Chloe, and I would have liked to see it.  :-(

 

Did you get Chloe's A.L. dues (in PayPal) and the photo of her application for associate membership?

 

George

On December 6, 2020 6:17 AM charles jagow <chuck@...> wrote:



BBAA West, CO Section.

 

Sounds great to me.  Today I have three weeks left, sixteen more work days.  It has been a long 44 years since I joined the Navy in 1976.  Now I am looking forward to the next phase.

 

What is going to be hard is going from being so busy I can’t see straight at my government job, to just household stuff and BBAA outreach.  I am turning over the Treasurer’s job to Rich Roberts.

 

Last night at Sky Watch it was just George Reynolds and I who showed up for the club.  I set up the 18 UC and George set up his 80mm refractor.  We had about 6 total visitors.  Last month there was about twenty BBAA participants and close to a hundred visitors.  Yesterday it was cloudy all day, the weather demi-gods had predicted it was supposed to partially clear at about 6:30 PM.  It was looking like about 120% cloud cover at 6:00 PM and then at about 6:10 the Summer Triangle was exposed.  By 6:30 most of the clouds had vanished, we did enjoy a crappy view of Jupiter and Saturn just above that Western Tree line.  But Mars was great, and Uranus was the most brilliant blue I have ever seen it.  I went to Neptune just to make sure it got smaller as I thought the Nexus DSC had gotten confused.  But Neptune was even more brilliant blue than Uranus was and appropriately smaller.  George and I showed the usual suspects before the 6 visitors dwindled away and left George, myself and Meghan.  Meghan works for the park’s department and is our “baby-sitter” while we are at the NWRP.  The Chesapeake COVID Management Team has deemed that we need a chaperone to ensure our telescopes are 6-10 feet apart and we are all wearing masks.  A small price to pay to be able and get out under the stars with the public.  Virginia Beach cut-off all astronomy outreach including the popular Boardwalk Astronomy which has been the primary funding source of the primary scholarship.

 

Karen and I are hoping to have the house sold by the end of March.  And then the truck will be packed and we will be dragging ourselves with five dogs and two cats to Westcliffe CO.  We are going to have a modular home plunked down and we hope to be in it before the first snow flies.  I will tell you that I am not planning on shoveling any snow,  What’s Her Name can learn to wade through it to either the 4-wheel drive or the snow-mobile…

 

Member #1495 – Norfolk County Rifle Range

 

From: <BackBayAstro@groups.io> on behalf of Ted Forte <tedforte511@...>
Reply-To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:12 AM
To: <BackBayAstro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] December BBAA Info


Hey Chuck,


First let me welcome you to BBAA West! We’ll have to start referring to ourselves as “Colorado Section” and “Arizona Section”.  I’m very excited for you – I understand well how remarkable it feels to have one’s own dark sky site, a capable observatory, and the free time to enjoy it.  Life gets good!  I can predict that you will, as I do, miss your BBAA family and will miss much about the Tidewater area. But rest assured it will not be the light pollution or congestion that you’ll miss! LOL. Personally, I’d question the sanity of anyone retiring to a place where snow shovels are a thing, but each to their own.


As a long-standing member of BBAA, I’d like to thank you for the outstanding role you’ve played in the leadership of the club. Very few can match the continuing dedication and selfless service you’ve displayed over the years. I wish you the very best in your new life and hope you’ll keep in touch.


Ted Forte

BBAA West (Arizona section)





--

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512



George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



--

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Treasurer - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Rott'n Paws Observatory

    N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512



George Reynolds 
VP, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers 
BBAA 
Outreach Coordinator
backbayastro.org



Re: ISS Tuesday and Wednesday

Jeffrey Thornton
 

Very nice Ken,

Much better that the one I captured.


ISS Tuesday and Wednesday

Kent Blackwell
 

Did you see the ISS Tuesday and Wednesday nights? Wednesday pass by was high in the sky. I captured a picture as it moved southward into Cetus.

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