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Re: Greetings from Arizona [1 Attachment]

Ted Forte
 

>>There seems to be a mountain range between you and he others; what? you don't like them?<<

 

Look again Mark.  That’s a RIVER.  Yup, we even have rivers in Arizona, and  sometimes it even has WATER in it!  That is the mighty San Pedro River that actually runs North.  It may be a trickle most of the year but July and August sees it flood and actually look like a river.

 

Ted


Re: Greetings from Arizona

jimcoble2000
 

I think we saw the sun for a couple of hours today. This has been a cloudy winter. Who suck all those pins in Arizona? There seems to be a mountain range between you and he others; what? you don't like them?



From: "'Ted Forte' tedforte511@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:55 PM
Subject: [backbayastro] Greetings from Arizona

 
In case you are wondering why there are so few photons reaching your telescopes back east, here is a map of the Sierra Vista Arizona  area that shows just the permanent structure private observatories associated with the Huachuca Astronomy Club.  If the map was expanded a bit to show a radius of about an hour’s drive it would show another half dozen.  These are just the permanent observatories like roll off roof buildings and domes. Add to these all of the observers just dragging scopes out of sheds or garages every clear night and you can see why Southern Arizona is gobbling up all of the starlight
 
My observatory is in the upper right, The Desert Coyote Observatory (DCO), and it is just under 10 miles from the red dot that indicates the “center” of Sierra Vista (population about 43,000).  DCO is a 30 foot by 30 foot roll-off roof that contains a computer controlled 30-inch Dobsonian.  High Knoll Observatory next door, until recently contained a 36-inch Dob but now only houses smaller telescopes.   The Patterson Observatory is home to a 20-inch RC in a 16 foot Ash dome. There are two C8’s that ride piggyback on the 20, one permanently equipped with a video camera and the other set up to receive either an ALPY 600 spectrograph or a CCD camera.   I am the director of operations at Patterson which belongs to the University South Foundation and is  located on the campus of the University of Arizona, Sierra Vista.  It’s my second home.
 
Raemor Observatory in the upper middle of the map  is the largest amateur dome in Arizona (20 feet) and will be home to a 1.1 meter telescope.  Right now it houses only a small refractor.  There is a Meade 16” SCT in a smaller adjacent dome.  At the left of the map is RISS Observatory owned by our club president. It consists of two C-14’s on a raised deck under a roll off roof.  But in his yard is another roll-off that is remotely operated by Craig Anderson of Herndon Virginia.  It contains a 5” refractor on an Astrophysics 1600 and is completely robotic and remotely controlled.  The Junk Bond Observatory contains a 32-inch RC under a 16 foot Ash Dome.  David Healy (who passed away in 2011) discovered or co-discovered over 500 minor planets at Junk Bond.  Tom Kaye (owner of Raemor) uses Junk Bond now to study extra solar planets.  Palominas Star Haven Observatory near the bottom of the map is the discovery site of comet Snyder-Murakami (2002).  Bruce Gary owns the Hereford Arizona Observatory and frequently makes news – he was the first to recover Comet ISON after it returned to the night sky, he did much of the work on the “Zombie Star” that you may have read about last year, and has several published papers associated with the Kepler mission objects.  We are waiting for his latest paper that should be out in a matter of days (Joint with Tom Kaye).  Many of you, I’m sure own the two volume “Night Sky Observers’ Guide” – authors George Robert (Bob) Kepple and Glenn Sanner own the Desert Starlight Observatory and the Discovery West Observatory respectively.  Mirot Observatory didn’t make it onto the map but sits just above The Blue Marvel near the bottom of the map.  Mirot is a uniquely designed facility – a large dome houses a robotic telescope and the warm room for that dome is itself a roll off roof observatory that contains a second large refractor that can be used for photography or visual.  Blue Marvel contains a very unusual 24-inch Newtonian on a Beyers mount.
 
My Arizona club holds their member star parties at many of these observatories.  A different member hosts the event each new moon.  Our January event will be at Repogzaer which is owned by Keith Mullen.  Keith is a partner in FarPoint Astro which recently acquired the assets of Lumicon.  KEITH is responsible for trying to revive the Lumicon brand and we’ll use his star party to demonstrate filters.  I’ve been asked to be master of ceremonies at that observing session.  I’ll be picking the objects for display while Keith and Craig Gundy (owner of the nearby Mesquite Ranch Observatory ) run the  telescopes and swap the filters.  Should be interesting.  Next month’s party is at Cochise Skies Observatory which is owned by Bob Gent.  Many of you may know Bob – he is a past president of the IDA and a past president of the Astronomical League. I’m sure many of you have A.L. observing certificates signed by him. 
 
 
 
Unfortunately, we are under cloudy skies today, even a bit of rain.  It’s not always sunny here after all.
 
Best to all my BBAA (and VPAS) friends back in the Old Dominion.
 
Ted Forte
BBAA west



Greetings from Arizona

Ted Forte
 

In case you are wondering why there are so few photons reaching your telescopes back east, here is a map of the Sierra Vista Arizona  area that shows just the permanent structure private observatories associated with the Huachuca Astronomy Club.  If the map was expanded a bit to show a radius of about an hour’s drive it would show another half dozen.  These are just the permanent observatories like roll off roof buildings and domes. Add to these all of the observers just dragging scopes out of sheds or garages every clear night and you can see why Southern Arizona is gobbling up all of the starlight

 

My observatory is in the upper right, The Desert Coyote Observatory (DCO), and it is just under 10 miles from the red dot that indicates the “center” of Sierra Vista (population about 43,000).  DCO is a 30 foot by 30 foot roll-off roof that contains a computer controlled 30-inch Dobsonian.  High Knoll Observatory next door, until recently contained a 36-inch Dob but now only houses smaller telescopes.   The Patterson Observatory is home to a 20-inch RC in a 16 foot Ash dome. There are two C8’s that ride piggyback on the 20, one permanently equipped with a video camera and the other set up to receive either an ALPY 600 spectrograph or a CCD camera.   I am the director of operations at Patterson which belongs to the University South Foundation and is  located on the campus of the University of Arizona, Sierra Vista.  It’s my second home.

 

Raemor Observatory in the upper middle of the map  is the largest amateur dome in Arizona (20 feet) and will be home to a 1.1 meter telescope.  Right now it houses only a small refractor.  There is a Meade 16” SCT in a smaller adjacent dome.  At the left of the map is RISS Observatory owned by our club president. It consists of two C-14’s on a raised deck under a roll off roof.  But in his yard is another roll-off that is remotely operated by Craig Anderson of Herndon Virginia.  It contains a 5” refractor on an Astrophysics 1600 and is completely robotic and remotely controlled.  The Junk Bond Observatory contains a 32-inch RC under a 16 foot Ash Dome.  David Healy (who passed away in 2011) discovered or co-discovered over 500 minor planets at Junk Bond.  Tom Kaye (owner of Raemor) uses Junk Bond now to study extra solar planets.  Palominas Star Haven Observatory near the bottom of the map is the discovery site of comet Snyder-Murakami (2002).  Bruce Gary owns the Hereford Arizona Observatory and frequently makes news – he was the first to recover Comet ISON after it returned to the night sky, he did much of the work on the “Zombie Star” that you may have read about last year, and has several published papers associated with the Kepler mission objects.  We are waiting for his latest paper that should be out in a matter of days (Joint with Tom Kaye).  Many of you, I’m sure own the two volume “Night Sky Observers’ Guide” – authors George Robert (Bob) Kepple and Glenn Sanner own the Desert Starlight Observatory and the Discovery West Observatory respectively.  Mirot Observatory didn’t make it onto the map but sits just above The Blue Marvel near the bottom of the map.  Mirot is a uniquely designed facility – a large dome houses a robotic telescope and the warm room for that dome is itself a roll off roof observatory that contains a second large refractor that can be used for photography or visual.  Blue Marvel contains a very unusual 24-inch Newtonian on a Beyers mount.

 

My Arizona club holds their member star parties at many of these observatories.  A different member hosts the event each new moon.  Our January event will be at Repogzaer which is owned by Keith Mullen.  Keith is a partner in FarPoint Astro which recently acquired the assets of Lumicon.  KEITH is responsible for trying to revive the Lumicon brand and we’ll use his star party to demonstrate filters.  I’ve been asked to be master of ceremonies at that observing session.  I’ll be picking the objects for display while Keith and Craig Gundy (owner of the nearby Mesquite Ranch Observatory ) run the  telescopes and swap the filters.  Should be interesting.  Next month’s party is at Cochise Skies Observatory which is owned by Bob Gent.  Many of you may know Bob – he is a past president of the IDA and a past president of the Astronomical League. I’m sure many of you have A.L. observing certificates signed by him. 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, we are under cloudy skies today, even a bit of rain.  It’s not always sunny here after all.

 

Best to all my BBAA (and VPAS) friends back in the Old Dominion.

 

Ted Forte

BBAA west


Re: Iridium Flares to End

Roy Diffrient
 

Steady, Mark.  News happens 24/7.  But your friends will help you get past it.  Probably best to avoid Sunday morning TV news shows (Meet the Press, etc.), lest it get overwhelming.  I recommend SNL, Colbert, Seth Myers (via DVR) to see the humor in it.  And don't shoot the messenger.

Roy


On Jan 15, 2017, at 6:47 AM, Mark Ost jimcoble2000@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

THANKS Roy for screwing up my week end. Sunday; did it have to be on Sunday? Couldn't it have waited till Monday when everything is screwed up anyways?



From: "'Roy Diffrient' mail@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:30 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Iridium Flares to End

 
Sad news – The old Iridium satellites are being replaced and will be deorbited in a year or two.  The company CEO says the new satellites don’t create flares.  The first of the replacements was just launched.
 
http://spaceweather.com/  for Sunday 1/15/2017.
 
 
Enjoy while you can.
 
Roy



Re: Iridium Flares to End

Jim Tallman
 

The new ones make flares….if they get shot down :)

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 6:48 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Iridium Flares to End

 

 

THANKS Roy for screwing up my week end. Sunday; did it have to be on Sunday? Couldn't it have waited till Monday when everything is screwed up anyways?

 


From: "'Roy Diffrient' mail@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:30 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Iridium Flares to End

 

 

Sad news – The old Iridium satellites are being replaced and will be deorbited in a year or two.  The company CEO says the new satellites don’t create flares.  The first of the replacements was just launched.

 

http://spaceweather.com/  for Sunday 1/15/2017.

 

 

Enjoy while you can.

 

Roy

 


Re: Iridium Flares to End

jimcoble2000
 

THANKS Roy for screwing up my week end. Sunday; did it have to be on Sunday? Couldn't it have waited till Monday when everything is screwed up anyways?



From: "'Roy Diffrient' mail@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:30 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Iridium Flares to End

 
Sad news – The old Iridium satellites are being replaced and will be deorbited in a year or two.  The company CEO says the new satellites don’t create flares.  The first of the replacements was just launched.
 
http://spaceweather.com/  for Sunday 1/15/2017.
 
 
Enjoy while you can.
 
Roy



Re: Iridium Flares to End

jimcoble2000
 

Oh god is there nothing sacred? It seems with light pollution, overcrowding, the president elect (sorry, can't help myself; carry on....) sometimes it feels like we are dinosaurs without mates, pretty much doomed to the past. And now THIS. Hep me...............Hep me.



From: "'Roy Diffrient' mail@... [backbayastro]"
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:30 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Iridium Flares to End

 
Sad news – The old Iridium satellites are being replaced and will be deorbited in a year or two.  The company CEO says the new satellites don’t create flares.  The first of the replacements was just launched.
 
http://spaceweather.com/  for Sunday 1/15/2017.
 
 
Enjoy while you can.
 
Roy



Iridium Flares to End

Roy Diffrient
 

Sad news – The old Iridium satellites are being replaced and will be deorbited in a year or two.  The company CEO says the new satellites don’t create flares.  The first of the replacements was just launched.
 
http://spaceweather.com/  for Sunday 1/15/2017.
 
 
Enjoy while you can.
 
Roy


CANCELLED: Saturday SUN

Jim Tallman
 

backbayastro:

Jsut a note to let you knwo that tomorrows event has been cancelled.  After looking at three differnt weather predictions, which predict 50% chance of rain and 100% cloud cover, I have decided to make that call now.

Let's hope for better weather for next weekend which is our Skywatch at NWRP.

 

Cancelled Event:

Sat 1/14/2017 10 AM - 1 PM
Saturday "Sun" Day, Elizabeth River Park, Chesapeake, VA
More details

Jim Tallman
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

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BBAA January Events

Jim Tallman
 

backbayastro:

This year I have decided to do something a little different. At the beginning of every month I'll be sending out a message to all BBAA members letting them know what events are planned for the month, then for those that require volunteers, I'll request those as necessary.

Here is a list of this month's events. Please log in to NSN if you need directions or more info


2017-01-14
Saturday "Sun" Day
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Elizabeth River Park, Chesapeake
 
2017-01-14
VLM Star Party
Sunset
Virginia Living Museum, Newport News
 
2017-01-20
Corn Watch @ Cornland Park
All night
Cornland Park, Chesapeake
 
2017-01-20
VPAS: Viewing at Grundland Astronomical Park (GAP)
Suns et
Grundland Astronomical Park, Hampton
 
2017-01-21
Skywatch @ Northwest River Park
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Northwest River Park, Chesapeake
 
2017-01-27
Corn Watch @ Cornland Park
All night
Cornland Park, Chesapeake
 
2017-01-28
Nightwatch @ Chippokes Plantation State Park
All night
Chippokes Plantation State Park, Surry


Thanks

Jim Tallman
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

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Saturday

Jim Tallman
 

backbayastro:

Just a quick note to say Happy New Year, and to remind you that this Saturday is our monthly solar event at the Elizabeth River Park in Chesapeake.

Right now the weather is not looking very good at all, but I'm still holding out hope. I'll make the decision Friday night though.  If we do have the event it will be very cold so dress warmly.

Please RSVP below if you are planning on going.

Thanks

 

Upcoming Back Bay Amateur Astronomers Event:

Sat 1/14/2017 10 AM - 1 PM
Saturday "Sun" Day, Elizabeth River Park, Chesapeake, VA Setup 9:30 AM
More details

Jim Tallman
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

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Garden Stars - Cancelled

Jim Tallman
 

backbayastro:

Just letting you know this event has been cancelled 

Cancelled Event:

Tue 1/10/2017 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Garden Stars, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, VA
More details

Jim Tallman
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

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Fw: Cancelled Garden Stars Tues 01/10 7PM

George Reynolds
 

NO Garden Stars Tuesday, 1/10, due to bad weather.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Registrar
To:
Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 2:27 PM
Subject: Cancelled Garden Stars Tues 01/10 7PM

Good Afternoon,

The Garden Stars class scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday January 10th 7-8:30PM has been cancelled due to the snow and icy road conditions. The next Garden Stars class we have scheduled is coming up on Thursday March 9th 7-8:30PM. We are able to transfer tickets to this March class.

For those who are not interested in transferring their tickets or unable to attend the above class, I can issue a full refund for the cancelled class. Refunds typically take 5-10 business days to process. To transfer into the March class or receive a full refund please reply to this email or call me at 757-441-5830 ext 338.

Thanks,

Meredith Zadd
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Coordinator of Adult Programs
757-441-5830 x 338


Fw: Tuesday 01/10 Class Updates

George Reynolds
 

F.Y.I., NBG will decide whether or not to hold Garden Stars this Tuesday, based on the weather, and whether we get a lot of snow.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Registrar
To:
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 3:15 PM
Subject: Tuesday 01/10 Class Updates

Good Afternoon,
 
I wanted to let everyone know that we are keeping an eye on the weather/road conditions for all Tuesday classes. In the event that the Garden is closed or class is cancelled we will notify all registered students via phone and email. Please check the NBG website for updates on closings and cancellations or call the front desk at 757-441-5830 ext 324.
 
Thanks,
 
Meredith Zadd
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Coordinator of Adult Programs
757-441-5830 x 338
 
 
 
 



Re: RASC Observer's Handbooks are In

George Reynolds
 

Tom,

I just got your message (8:30 pm Fri).  I've been getting ready for the storm all day.  I just saw a weather update, and we may not get a lot of snow until tomorrow afternoon.  If that's the case, maybe we can meet in the morning.  We'll see what sunrise brings.

Depending on the weather, we can set up to meet Monday, if Saturday won't work . . . or later, if Monday we are under a lot of snow still.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "Thomas Flatley flatleytf@... [backbayastro]" To: BBAA
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] RASC Observer's Handbooks are In

 
George,
Since we couldn't make the exchange last night let me know when a time would be good for you. I work from home and could probably get away easily. Since you're in Aragona and I'm in Bellamy Manor, we could meet up in the Renaissance Academy parking lot on Cleveland and Witchduck or somewhere like that. Lunchtime either today (Friday), or Monday are fine for me. Weekend may be hard with all that snow....

Thanks,
Tom

On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 11:25 PM, George Reynolds pathfinder027@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:
 
To those few who ordered the 2017 RASC Observer's Handbook, The books have arrived.  I will bring them to the BBAA luncheon on Saturday, 17 Dec.  If you ordered one, please come to the luncheon at noon at Lynnhaven Fish House (you can sign up on the database as an RSVP, but even if you don't sign up, please come) and I will give you your copy.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 




Re: 3 Oaks ES Star Gazing Feb 7

Shawn Loescher
 

I signed up too so now there are three Yes's and three Probably's.

Shawn


Re: RASC Observer's Handbooks are In

Thomas Flatley
 

George,
Since we couldn't make the exchange last night let me know when a time would be good for you. I work from home and could probably get away easily. Since you're in Aragona and I'm in Bellamy Manor, we could meet up in the Renaissance Academy parking lot on Cleveland and Witchduck or somewhere like that. Lunchtime either today (Friday), or Monday are fine for me. Weekend may be hard with all that snow....

Thanks,
Tom

On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 11:25 PM, George Reynolds pathfinder027@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:
 

To those few who ordered the 2017 RASC Observer's Handbook, The books have arrived.  I will bring them to the BBAA luncheon on Saturday, 17 Dec.  If you ordered one, please come to the luncheon at noon at Lynnhaven Fish House (you can sign up on the database as an RSVP, but even if you don't sign up, please come) and I will give you your copy.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



Re: 3 Oaks ES Star Gazing Feb 7

George Reynolds
 

Jeff,

I signed up for the Feb 7 event at Three Oaks Elementary School as  "Probably".  They are expecting 350 visitors, so i hope we can recruit more volunteers from the club to operate telescopes.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: Jeff Goldstein
To: 'George Reynolds'
Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:07 PM
Subject: 3 Oaks ES Star Gazing Feb 7

I just signed up for this.  I hope others will too.  I presume you will attend.
 
See  you at the BBAA meeting.
 
Jeff G.



Re: Fw: Astronomical League Facebook Page

Jim Tallman
 

Caveat....it is pretty decent at the individual level. Just sucks very large wind as a group medium.



Sent from my not as stupid as an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "jctallman jctallman@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
Date: 1/4/17 6:34 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Fw: Astronomical League Facebook Page

 

Lol..don't do brainless stuff? HAJAJAHAHAHA..what do you think the chaotic nature of FB is. Terrible group media, can't even keep up when two or three retire gits hijack your page and post lubes all day to the extent that everything else is pushed out of sight.



Sent from my not as stupid as an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "George Reynolds pathfinder027@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
Date: 1/4/17 11:07 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Fw: Astronomical League Facebook Page

 

I have heard rumors from a few arrogant techies that Facebook is passè.  Why is that?  I and a lot of people I know use it all the time.  The same people who denigrate Facebook say Instagram is the latest and best.  Why should I change?  I don't do Twitter, or Instagram, or take selfies, or other brainless stuff.  I use Facebook because it serves the function of keeping in touch with friends and relatives.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "William McLean preciousmyprecious@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: Yahoogroups <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:07 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Fw: Astronomical League Facebook Page

 
Facebook. Is that thing still around?
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean
Subject: Astronomical League Facebook Page



Hello,

Please forward the below e-mail to your member clubs.

Thank you.

Terry

**********************

Did you know that the Astronomical League has a Facebook page?

It contains upcoming astronomical events, news items, local club events, cartoons, occasional items for kids, videos, amateur and professional photos and general astronomical information.  Check it out and like it to stay in touch!

Terry Trees, Chair
MidEast Region, Astronomical League





Re: Fw: Astronomical League Facebook Page

Jim Tallman
 

Lol..don't do brainless stuff? HAJAJAHAHAHA..what do you think the chaotic nature of FB is. Terrible group media, can't even keep up when two or three retire gits hijack your page and post lubes all day to the extent that everything else is pushed out of sight.



Sent from my not as stupid as an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "George Reynolds pathfinder027@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
Date: 1/4/17 11:07 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Fw: Astronomical League Facebook Page

 

I have heard rumors from a few arrogant techies that Facebook is passè.  Why is that?  I and a lot of people I know use it all the time.  The same people who denigrate Facebook say Instagram is the latest and best.  Why should I change?  I don't do Twitter, or Instagram, or take selfies, or other brainless stuff.  I use Facebook because it serves the function of keeping in touch with friends and relatives.

George
 

George Reynolds

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


 



From: "William McLean preciousmyprecious@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...>
To: Yahoogroups <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:07 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Fw: Astronomical League Facebook Page

 
Facebook. Is that thing still around?
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean
Subject: Astronomical League Facebook Page



Hello,

Please forward the below e-mail to your member clubs.

Thank you.

Terry

**********************

Did you know that the Astronomical League has a Facebook page?

It contains upcoming astronomical events, news items, local club events, cartoons, occasional items for kids, videos, amateur and professional photos and general astronomical information.  Check it out and like it to stay in touch!

Terry Trees, Chair
MidEast Region, Astronomical League




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