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Re: Dale

Dale Carey
 

hello, FYI AFTER 3 DAYS AT PA hospital Im being tranfered to Norfolk GEN. for a by-pass, on Wed. Need to say I’m a little scared, but I am
in the best care facility there is. wish me luck and I’ll be back on line in a few days .
Doc says after this I’ll be a new man, even at 71. Hope to see everyone soon
DC
 

From: kent@... [backbayastro]
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 4:32 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Dale
 
 

Has anyone heard about Dale Carey? Please email me offline at kent at exis.net


Thanks again for all those who showed up for the ECSP despite awful weather.

Kent Blackwell

 


Moon and a Movie

Shawn Loescher
 

Come join the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers and the Suffolk Division of Tourism as we celebrate International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) during a FREE Family Movie Night. The Suffolk Visitor Center is showing the delightful animated film, Sing! Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase, in support of The United Way. There will also be crafts for the children, beginning at 6 p.m. The Back Bay Amateur Astronomers will be on site with telescopes for the public to view the Moon and other night sky objects. Seating is also available, but chairs, blankets and jackets are also encouraged as to make it an even more comfortable evening under the stars!

The event officially begins at 6pm (food, other activities, etc.) and the movie will begin at 6:30pm.


Date: Oct 28th, 2017

Location: 524 N Main St, Suffolk, VA


Please RSVP here:

https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/event-view.cfm?Event_ID=88320



Re: 2017 Eclipse Commemorative USA Lapel Pins

Shawn Loescher
 

The eclipse pins have arrived! I will be at the Chesapeake Planetarium this Thursday night for the weekly show if you want to pick yours up. Of course I will be at VAAS this weekend too if you want to get it there.


Re: We have a winner!

Jim Tallman
 

Way to go Ben!


Jim

On October 17, 2017 at 10:55 AM "William McLean preciousmyprecious@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 
 
 
 
Ben Loyola has observed and most carefully logged all objects in the Herschel 400 observing program


BZ Ben.
 
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



 


Re: We have a winner!

charles jagow
 

Mr. McLain,

Are you ever planning on coming to anymore BBAA meetings? Are you still interested in being the ALCOR?

v/r
Chuck Jagow
President - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers
Rott'n Paws Observatory | N36:46:23.281 W076:13:31.512
Member - Norfolk County Rifle Range #1495

-----Original Message-----
From: William McLean preciousmyprecious@yahoo.com [backbayastro] [mailto:backbayastro@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:55 AM
To: backbayastro@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [backbayastro] We have a winner!

 Ben Loyola has observed and most carefully logged all objects in the Herschel 400 observing program! 

|
| |
Herschel 400 Observing Program | The Astronomical League
Herschel 400 Observing Program Coordinator: Jack Estes 401 River Mountain Dr. Boerne, TX 78006 Phone: 512-657-90... | |

|


BZ Ben. Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop


We have a winner!

preciousmyprecious
 


Dale

Kent Blackwell
 

Has anyone heard about Dale Carey? Please email me offline at kent at exis.net


Thanks again for all those who showed up for the ECSP despite awful weather.

Kent Blackwell



Re: VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

Jeff Goldstein
 

😉

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2017 6:35 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

 

 

Jeff, thank you for thinking of me. No shirt for me though.

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop

 


From: "'Jeff Goldstein' jeffgold1@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 5:46 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

 

 

Hey, “Wild” Bill!

 

We do have 3 extra awesome VAAS T-Shirts.  They’re size XL and  $18.50 and the stars “glow in the dark”!  How nerdy is that!

 

Shall we save you one?

 

Jeff

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:41 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

 

 

Nerd fest! 

I think I just registered.

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop

 


From: "lalagoe@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:33 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

 

 

VAAS is almost here!

(Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies conference and annual meeting)

 

On October 21, during the scheduled lunch break (12-1:30) we are setting up some solar scopes at TCC (out back of the Science Building near the sundial).

Also, during the star party/cookout, we are setting up for some evening viewing.

We could use some telescope support. If you’d like to help wow our guests, please let me know if you can attend. Bonus points for bringing cool new gear to show off.

 

I do apologize that VAAS conflicts with other events, however our committee had to make a tough call so as not to conflict with the ECSP or the availability of the planetarium at TCC.

 

If you do plan to attend, please pre-register & pay online using this link:  http://backbayastro.org/VAAS/index.html#reg

If you decide last-minute to attend, you may certainly register at the door, but keep in mind that we will NOT be able to accept credit card payments the day of the event.

 

Need some incentive? Check out this line-up of speakers & shows:

 

1.      Dr. Joseph Zawodny (NASA) “A Different Approach to Astrophotography”

2.      George Reynolds on BBAA Outreach

3.      Dr. Michelle Shinn (Dept of Energy) on nuclear astrophysics & our growing understanding on how the elements of the universe were made.

4.      Bob Beuerlein on 3D Printing of astro-gear

5.      Dr. Eugene Tracy (William & Mary) “How Astronomers Estimate the Size & Age of the Universe”

6.      John Goss (AL) “Astronomical League & Amateur Astronomy Today”

7.      Planetarium Show: Cosmic Origins Spectograph

8.      Planetarium Show: Seeing!

 

Hope to see you there!

Leigh Anne Lagoe

 

 

 

 


Re: VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

preciousmyprecious
 

Jeff, thank you for thinking of me. No shirt for me though.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



From: "'Jeff Goldstein' jeffgold1@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 5:46 PM
Subject: RE: [backbayastro] VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

 
Hey, “Wild” Bill!
 
We do have 3 extra awesome VAAS T-Shirts.  They’re size XL and  $18.50 and the stars “glow in the dark”!  How nerdy is that!
 
Shall we save you one?
 
Jeff
 
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:41 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff
 
 
Nerd fest! 
I think I just registered.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop
 

From: "lalagoe@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:33 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff
 
 
VAAS is almost here!
(Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies conference and annual meeting)
 
On October 21, during the scheduled lunch break (12-1:30) we are setting up some solar scopes at TCC (out back of the Science Building near the sundial).
Also, during the star party/cookout, we are setting up for some evening viewing.
We could use some telescope support. If you’d like to help wow our guests, please let me know if you can attend. Bonus points for bringing cool new gear to show off.
 
I do apologize that VAAS conflicts with other events, however our committee had to make a tough call so as not to conflict with the ECSP or the availability of the planetarium at TCC.
 
If you do plan to attend, please pre-register & pay online using this link:  http://backbayastro.org/VAAS/index.html#reg
If you decide last-minute to attend, you may certainly register at the door, but keep in mind that we will NOT be able to accept credit card payments the day of the event.
 
Need some incentive? Check out this line-up of speakers & shows:
 
1.      Dr. Joseph Zawodny (NASA) “A Different Approach to Astrophotography”
2.      George Reynolds on BBAA Outreach
3.      Dr. Michelle Shinn (Dept of Energy) on nuclear astrophysics & our growing understanding on how the elements of the universe were made.
4.      Bob Beuerlein on 3D Printing of astro-gear
5.      Dr. Eugene Tracy (William & Mary) “How Astronomers Estimate the Size & Age of the Universe”
6.      John Goss (AL) “Astronomical League & Amateur Astronomy Today”
7.      Planetarium Show: Cosmic Origins Spectograph
8.      Planetarium Show: Seeing!
 
Hope to see you there!
Leigh Anne Lagoe
 
 
 



FW: [vpas] Outreach events, 21 Oct and 28 Oct

Jeff Goldstein
 

Reposting this on our listserv about the Moon Night Outreach Events.

Jeff G.

 

From: vpas@... [mailto:vpas@...]
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:35 PM
To: vpas@...
Subject: [vpas] Outreach events, 21 Oct and 28 Oct

 

 

Hi everyone,

 

We have two more big outreach events planned for this year.

 

- 21 Oct, Saturday, Assateague, VA (see attached flier and park entrance fee waiver)

- 28 Oct, Saturday, Wallops Visitor Center (see attached flier)

 

As for previous events, for those that come out to support we are planning a VIP tour of the NASA Wallops Island Facility on 16 November.  Below is the agenda that tour, which will take approximately 4 or 5 hours to complete.  I plan to rent a passenger van and provide transportation to/from Wallops for those that are interested.

 

Fabrication and Testing Facility: Visit the machine shop where the skins for the sounding rockets are built under the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract (NASROC). NASROC is responsible for the fabrication of the sounding rockets launched at WFF  

H-100 Processing: Orbital ATK’s rocket Antares takes cargo to the International Space Station from a launch pad on Wallops Island.  Tour the H-100 processing facility and meet the team that is responsible for loading all the cargo into the Cygnus Cargo Module before launch.

Wallops Island Driving Tour: Enjoy a scenic drive around the Island Base where the launch pads are located at Wallops Flight Facility.  Horizontal Integration Facility: Tour the newest facility on Wallops Island where the multistage rockets are integrated before launch. Managed by Orbital ATK, this facility highlights the latest in technological advances at Wallops Flight Facility.

Launch Pad Tours: Ever wonder what it’s like to go to the International Space Station or the Moon? Get a behind the scenes tour of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s (MARS) launch pads 0-A and 0-B which is where these launches take place.

Best,

 

Robert W. Lingo III

(302) 930-5077

r_lingoiii@...

 

 


Re: VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

Jeff Goldstein
 

Hey, “Wild” Bill!

 

We do have 3 extra awesome VAAS T-Shirts.  They’re size XL and  $18.50 and the stars “glow in the dark”!  How nerdy is that!

 

Shall we save you one?

 

Jeff

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:41 PM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

 

 

Nerd fest! 

I think I just registered.

 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop

 


From: "lalagoe@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:33 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

 

 

VAAS is almost here!

(Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies conference and annual meeting)

 

On October 21, during the scheduled lunch break (12-1:30) we are setting up some solar scopes at TCC (out back of the Science Building near the sundial).

Also, during the star party/cookout, we are setting up for some evening viewing.

We could use some telescope support. If you’d like to help wow our guests, please let me know if you can attend. Bonus points for bringing cool new gear to show off.

 

I do apologize that VAAS conflicts with other events, however our committee had to make a tough call so as not to conflict with the ECSP or the availability of the planetarium at TCC.

 

If you do plan to attend, please pre-register & pay online using this link:  http://backbayastro.org/VAAS/index.html#reg

If you decide last-minute to attend, you may certainly register at the door, but keep in mind that we will NOT be able to accept credit card payments the day of the event.

 

Need some incentive? Check out this line-up of speakers & shows:

 

1.      Dr. Joseph Zawodny (NASA) “A Different Approach to Astrophotography”

2.      George Reynolds on BBAA Outreach

3.      Dr. Michelle Shinn (Dept of Energy) on nuclear astrophysics & our growing understanding on how the elements of the universe were made.

4.      Bob Beuerlein on 3D Printing of astro-gear

5.      Dr. Eugene Tracy (William & Mary) “How Astronomers Estimate the Size & Age of the Universe”

6.      John Goss (AL) “Astronomical League & Amateur Astronomy Today”

7.      Planetarium Show: Cosmic Origins Spectograph

8.      Planetarium Show: Seeing!

 

Hope to see you there!

Leigh Anne Lagoe

 

 

 


Re: Setting Up a Scope Before Purchasing the Scope

George Reynolds
 

I don't have one of those mounts, but as a rule, I always have a stepstool as part of my observing equipment.

George

George Reynolds

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


 


On Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:04:29 AM EDT, jkputz@... [backbayastro] wrote:


 

Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone had an Orion Atlas 8 EQ-G or 10 EQ-G that would be willing to let me go through the process of setting the scope up some evening (after ECSP) and doing a quick observation session.  I am trying to get a feel for either scope to determine if one of them would be good for use by both my wife and me.  My wife is 5' 1" and I need to know if either scope will require me to have a step stool as part of my observing equipment.



Setting Up a Scope Before Purchasing the Scope

Jake
 

Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone had an Orion Atlas 8 EQ-G or 10 EQ-G that would be willing to let me go through the process of setting the scope up some evening (after ECSP) and doing a quick observation session.  I am trying to get a feel for either scope to determine if one of them would be good for use by both my wife and me.  My wife is 5' 1" and I need to know if either scope will require me to have a step stool as part of my observing equipment.



Re: 2017 Eclipse Commemorative USA Lapel Pins

Shawn Loescher
 

UPDATE:

I didn't receive an email but after logging into the Astronomical Leagues website now I see that our eclipse pins shipped yesterday! I will update everyone when they arrive at my home.


Re: VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

Shawn Loescher
 

I just checked Bill and you did. See you there.

Shawn


Re: VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

preciousmyprecious
 

Nerd fest! 
I think I just registered.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

sent from my plain old laptop



From: "lalagoe@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:33 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

 
VAAS is almost here!
(Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies conference and annual meeting)

On October 21, during the scheduled lunch break (12-1:30) we are setting up some solar scopes at TCC (out back of the Science Building near the sundial).
Also, during the star party/cookout, we are setting up for some evening viewing.
We could use some telescope support. If you’d like to help wow our guests, please let me know if you can attend. Bonus points for bringing cool new gear to show off.

I do apologize that VAAS conflicts with other events, however our committee had to make a tough call so as not to conflict with the ECSP or the availability of the planetarium at TCC.

If you do plan to attend, please pre-register & pay online using this link:  http://backbayastro.org/VAAS/index.html#reg
If you decide last-minute to attend, you may certainly register at the door, but keep in mind that we will NOT be able to accept credit card payments the day of the event.

Need some incentive? Check out this line-up of speakers & shows:

1.      Dr. Joseph Zawodny (NASA) “A Different Approach to Astrophotography”
2.      George Reynolds on BBAA Outreach
3.      Dr. Michelle Shinn (Dept of Energy) on nuclear astrophysics & our growing understanding on how the elements of the universe were made.
4.      Bob Beuerlein on 3D Printing of astro-gear
5.      Dr. Eugene Tracy (William & Mary) “How Astronomers Estimate the Size & Age of the Universe”
6.      John Goss (AL) “Astronomical League & Amateur Astronomy Today”
7.      Planetarium Show: Cosmic Origins Spectograph
8.      Planetarium Show: Seeing!

Hope to see you there!
Leigh Anne Lagoe





VAAS stands for Very Awesome Astronomy Stuff

VegaGaze
 

VAAS is almost here!

(Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies conference and annual meeting)


On October 21, during the scheduled lunch break (12-1:30) we are setting up some solar scopes at TCC (out back of the Science Building near the sundial).

Also, during the star party/cookout, we are setting up for some evening viewing.

We could use some telescope support. If you’d like to help wow our guests, please let me know if you can attend. Bonus points for bringing cool new gear to show off.


I do apologize that VAAS conflicts with other events, however our committee had to make a tough call so as not to conflict with the ECSP or the availability of the planetarium at TCC.


If you do plan to attend, please pre-register & pay online using this link:  http://backbayastro.org/VAAS/index.html#reg

If you decide last-minute to attend, you may certainly register at the door, but keep in mind that we will NOT be able to accept credit card payments the day of the event.


Need some incentive? Check out this line-up of speakers & shows:


1.      Dr. Joseph Zawodny (NASA) “A Different Approach to Astrophotography”

2.      George Reynolds on BBAA Outreach

3.      Dr. Michelle Shinn (Dept of Energy) on nuclear astrophysics & our growing understanding on how the elements of the universe were made.

4.      Bob Beuerlein on 3D Printing of astro-gear

5.      Dr. Eugene Tracy (William & Mary) “How Astronomers Estimate the Size & Age of the Universe”

6.      John Goss (AL) “Astronomical League & Amateur Astronomy Today”

7.      Planetarium Show: Cosmic Origins Spectograph

8.      Planetarium Show: Seeing!


Hope to see you there!

Leigh Anne Lagoe




Re: web site

galacticprobe
 

What Chuck is pointing out is that there is no "S" in the "http" portion of our web site's URL: (the full URL being; http://backbayastro.org).

There is also no "www" in our URL either, which is also part of the URL that Dale listed below. That said, to put everyone's mind at ease...

I just saw the listing for VAAS in The Beacon and they have our URL listed as being "backbayastro.org". So anyone wanting more info on VAAS that types the URL into their browser as listed will go straight to our Back Bay web site with no problem.

(Dale, did you go to that URL from a Bookmark? It could be an older one from years ago. The only other reason I can think of for you ending up at that site is that you typed it in by mistake. I know with my Safari browser, my home page automatically pops up with the "https", so I have to remember to delete the "s" if I'm manually typing in a URL that doesn't have that "s", or a "www" in it.)

Dino.


-----Original Message-----
From: shawn.loescher@... [backbayastro]
To: backbayastro
Sent: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 12:18 pm
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: web site

 
Chuck is correct. The website backbayastro.org does not collect any user information such as passwords or credit cards. To prevent overly complicating the site and to save money we have not installed a security certificate for the site. If the connection was secure there would be a lock icon to the left of the website's name in the address bar. It is still safe to use the website and others like it as long as you don't enter personal information on it. In addition when users of the backbayastro site go to the our "Store" page and click the PayPal buttons there to enter personal information that takes you to an encrypted page that is secure.

Shawn L


Re: web site

Shawn Loescher
 

Chuck is correct. The website backbayastro.org does not collect any user information such as passwords or credit cards. To prevent overly complicating the site and to save money we have not installed a security certificate for the site. If the connection was secure there would be a lock icon to the left of the website's name in the address bar. It is still safe to use the website and others like it as long as you don't enter personal information on it. In addition when users of the backbayastro site go to the our "Store" page and click the PayPal buttons there to enter personal information that takes you to an encrypted page that is secure.

Shawn L


Re: web site

charles jagow
 

There is no “https” version of backbayastro.org.

Sent from Chuck's iPhone

On Oct 8, 2017, at 10:53 AM, 'Dale' vbstargazer@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 

I just went to https://www.backbayastro.org/ and this is what popped up
 

This site is not secure


This might mean that someone’s trying to fool you or steal any info you send to the server. You should close this site immediately.


Go to your Start page

The hostname in the website’s security certificate differs from the website you are trying to visit.

Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID

 

beware................

Dale

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