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star party

Dale Carey
 

they canceled Green Bank and Staunton River, so I just registered for the Okie Tex Star Party in Oklahoma. 
Oct 1-9. Camping at Black Mesa State Park (5miles from SP). Connie is joining me for the first time,
 she's going to work from camper during day. I've always wanted to go here.
Dale Carey


Observing last night.......................Martha what is that strange glow??

jimcoble2000
 

We did have a nice night. Temperatures were more like early March than almost June. I was wearing my down jacket which functions across a wide range of temperatures but no insulated pants or boots were required. In fact a wet suit might be the more useful dress as the relative humidity was a whopping 88%EmojiEmoji

Seeing was excellent as Kent indicated. I started on the moon early in the evening before it got dark. You can see much of what you want without messing up your night vision (what is left of it anyways) by getting your lunar fix in early. That is when you really see the difference in seeing. I was using my prism diagonal and a 6mm ortho to see very tiny debris fields from the Copernicus area. When seeing was just even the least bit worse these fine features disappeared as if they did not exist at all leaving no hint of what was missing. When the atmosphere stabilized they magically appeared, sharp as day out of the background of the maria. I still prefer my mirror diagonal though for doubles and deep sky.

We used the 1.6 mm Vixen to examine a 0.4 arc second star. Of course splitting it was optically beyond the limits for a 5 inch refractor but we could see it was egg shaped at 610x. I asked Kent if he had a barlow but he just looked at me as if I had three heads. The view though was very well defined at 610x though, not at all soft.

We also had "Coffee from the Apocalypse" as I called it. I had been antique shopping the two days prior and had acquired some glass dated from 1929 to 1939. This type glass is called "depression" or "Vaseline" glass due to its  period of manufacture or color. The original Vaseline product was a shade greener than it is today. The glass was mass produced during the depression, mostly in the Ohio region, and was inexpensive to absolutley free. Many were even included in cereal boxes, as a gift and sales incentive, also to lighten the emotional and econimic load of the depression years. Quite a few types of the green pieces are also called "uranium glass" due to the coloration created by including uranium oxide in the glass mix. Uranium is highly fluorescent and glows even in the sunlight due to the UV component of the sun. Under a black light they look like something from the old TV show "The Outer Limits" We did not drink our coffee from these as the elements can leach from the glass but they are harmless to own and handle. Great conversation starters in the bar.

And besides, I am beyond reproductive age.

They did not seem to influence the limit of seeing though. Perhaps Kent could send along a picture he took of them after dark. Even the cat ran out of the yard during that picture.

Excellent astronomy night with good friends who now are easier to see after dark.


Garden Stars last night

George Reynolds
 

We had a good Garden Stars event last night. About 15 enthusiastic people looked through our three telescopes at the Moon, Mizar/Alcor, M5 globular cluster, and a few other things., We saw a pass of the ISS from 9:32 to about 9:37. I pointed out the bright stars Arcturus, Spica, Procyon, Castor and Pollux, and the constellations Ursa Major and Minor, Bootes, Virgo, Leo, and Gemini. Two young elementary school-age girls were very interested and knew a lot about the Moon from their school studies. We had many good questions from the visitors, and all were glad they came. Jeff Thornton, Shawn Loescher, and me, George Reynolds set up telescopes after my brief indoor presentation on the Moon and the constellations.

George

George Reynolds

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


 


Re: Object in southern sky

Matthew Cook
 

Yes sir


On May 16, 2021, at 16:15, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Yes nowadays dark skies are in short supplies unless you travel.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 4:00:17 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Lucky


On May 16, 2021, at 15:41, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


private site way down in NC

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 2:11:25 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Where are you observing from?


On May 16, 2021, at 13:18, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was so weird. I frankly don't know if a stationary satellite could do that. Seems it would do it every night in that case but a friend just sent the picture of the weather balloon and that was definitely what we saw in the binoculars. I have just finished a two night run in astounding dark conditions with little sleep so I may be a bit groggy. But what observing! Just amazing skies. 12th magnitude galaxies in a 4 inch easy. If you are ever offered a choice of "you can only have one; what do you want, dark sky or big scope"? Take the sky every time.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:10:15 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Thanks Mark!  That was my fall back guess, but I didn’t think you could get visuals of the geosynchronous satellites due to altitude and angle of incidence of the suns rays.  Pretty cool to know that’s not the case.  Though based on your 50+ year, single observance timeline I hope I get to see another one.


On May 16, 2021, at 12:27, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Or was the two ISS passes Friday night? I am burned out....................

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:43:27 AM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was an amazing observation last night (I assume you are speaking of that). I have never seen anything liike it in 50 years+ of observing. I thought for a moment it was Venus but could not figure out for the life of me how it got there or why I had not seen it the night before. Then it turned a dull red in the twilight and then disappeared in the space of a minute. I understand it was a geosynchronous satellite that just caught the right reflection.

I can see where a lot of Alien spacecraft reports come from. I can't speak to abduction as I am too poor a specimen to collect being somewhat weak of mind. Remarkable sighting. The previous night we watched TWO, count em TWO space stations orbiting very close. The ISS was in back of the Chinese station on the exact trajectory. That one had me stumped also.

Maybe they were looking for gas, or take out, or each other, or racing.................................
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:10:35 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?






Re: Object in southern sky

jimcoble2000
 

Yes nowadays dark skies are in short supplies unless you travel.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 4:00:17 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Lucky


On May 16, 2021, at 15:41, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


private site way down in NC

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 2:11:25 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Where are you observing from?


On May 16, 2021, at 13:18, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was so weird. I frankly don't know if a stationary satellite could do that. Seems it would do it every night in that case but a friend just sent the picture of the weather balloon and that was definitely what we saw in the binoculars. I have just finished a two night run in astounding dark conditions with little sleep so I may be a bit groggy. But what observing! Just amazing skies. 12th magnitude galaxies in a 4 inch easy. If you are ever offered a choice of "you can only have one; what do you want, dark sky or big scope"? Take the sky every time.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:10:15 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Thanks Mark!  That was my fall back guess, but I didn’t think you could get visuals of the geosynchronous satellites due to altitude and angle of incidence of the suns rays.  Pretty cool to know that’s not the case.  Though based on your 50+ year, single observance timeline I hope I get to see another one.


On May 16, 2021, at 12:27, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Or was the two ISS passes Friday night? I am burned out....................

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:43:27 AM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was an amazing observation last night (I assume you are speaking of that). I have never seen anything liike it in 50 years+ of observing. I thought for a moment it was Venus but could not figure out for the life of me how it got there or why I had not seen it the night before. Then it turned a dull red in the twilight and then disappeared in the space of a minute. I understand it was a geosynchronous satellite that just caught the right reflection.

I can see where a lot of Alien spacecraft reports come from. I can't speak to abduction as I am too poor a specimen to collect being somewhat weak of mind. Remarkable sighting. The previous night we watched TWO, count em TWO space stations orbiting very close. The ISS was in back of the Chinese station on the exact trajectory. That one had me stumped also.

Maybe they were looking for gas, or take out, or each other, or racing.................................
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:10:35 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?






Re: Object in southern sky

Matthew Cook
 

Lucky


On May 16, 2021, at 15:41, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


private site way down in NC

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 2:11:25 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Where are you observing from?


On May 16, 2021, at 13:18, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was so weird. I frankly don't know if a stationary satellite could do that. Seems it would do it every night in that case but a friend just sent the picture of the weather balloon and that was definitely what we saw in the binoculars. I have just finished a two night run in astounding dark conditions with little sleep so I may be a bit groggy. But what observing! Just amazing skies. 12th magnitude galaxies in a 4 inch easy. If you are ever offered a choice of "you can only have one; what do you want, dark sky or big scope"? Take the sky every time.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:10:15 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Thanks Mark!  That was my fall back guess, but I didn’t think you could get visuals of the geosynchronous satellites due to altitude and angle of incidence of the suns rays.  Pretty cool to know that’s not the case.  Though based on your 50+ year, single observance timeline I hope I get to see another one.


On May 16, 2021, at 12:27, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Or was the two ISS passes Friday night? I am burned out....................

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:43:27 AM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was an amazing observation last night (I assume you are speaking of that). I have never seen anything liike it in 50 years+ of observing. I thought for a moment it was Venus but could not figure out for the life of me how it got there or why I had not seen it the night before. Then it turned a dull red in the twilight and then disappeared in the space of a minute. I understand it was a geosynchronous satellite that just caught the right reflection.

I can see where a lot of Alien spacecraft reports come from. I can't speak to abduction as I am too poor a specimen to collect being somewhat weak of mind. Remarkable sighting. The previous night we watched TWO, count em TWO space stations orbiting very close. The ISS was in back of the Chinese station on the exact trajectory. That one had me stumped also.

Maybe they were looking for gas, or take out, or each other, or racing.................................
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:10:35 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?






Re: Object in southern sky

jimcoble2000
 

private site way down in NC

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 2:11:25 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Where are you observing from?


On May 16, 2021, at 13:18, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was so weird. I frankly don't know if a stationary satellite could do that. Seems it would do it every night in that case but a friend just sent the picture of the weather balloon and that was definitely what we saw in the binoculars. I have just finished a two night run in astounding dark conditions with little sleep so I may be a bit groggy. But what observing! Just amazing skies. 12th magnitude galaxies in a 4 inch easy. If you are ever offered a choice of "you can only have one; what do you want, dark sky or big scope"? Take the sky every time.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:10:15 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Thanks Mark!  That was my fall back guess, but I didn’t think you could get visuals of the geosynchronous satellites due to altitude and angle of incidence of the suns rays.  Pretty cool to know that’s not the case.  Though based on your 50+ year, single observance timeline I hope I get to see another one.


On May 16, 2021, at 12:27, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Or was the two ISS passes Friday night? I am burned out....................

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:43:27 AM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was an amazing observation last night (I assume you are speaking of that). I have never seen anything liike it in 50 years+ of observing. I thought for a moment it was Venus but could not figure out for the life of me how it got there or why I had not seen it the night before. Then it turned a dull red in the twilight and then disappeared in the space of a minute. I understand it was a geosynchronous satellite that just caught the right reflection.

I can see where a lot of Alien spacecraft reports come from. I can't speak to abduction as I am too poor a specimen to collect being somewhat weak of mind. Remarkable sighting. The previous night we watched TWO, count em TWO space stations orbiting very close. The ISS was in back of the Chinese station on the exact trajectory. That one had me stumped also.

Maybe they were looking for gas, or take out, or each other, or racing.................................
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:10:35 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?






Re: Object in southern sky

Matthew Cook
 

Where are you observing from?


On May 16, 2021, at 13:18, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was so weird. I frankly don't know if a stationary satellite could do that. Seems it would do it every night in that case but a friend just sent the picture of the weather balloon and that was definitely what we saw in the binoculars. I have just finished a two night run in astounding dark conditions with little sleep so I may be a bit groggy. But what observing! Just amazing skies. 12th magnitude galaxies in a 4 inch easy. If you are ever offered a choice of "you can only have one; what do you want, dark sky or big scope"? Take the sky every time.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:10:15 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Thanks Mark!  That was my fall back guess, but I didn’t think you could get visuals of the geosynchronous satellites due to altitude and angle of incidence of the suns rays.  Pretty cool to know that’s not the case.  Though based on your 50+ year, single observance timeline I hope I get to see another one.


On May 16, 2021, at 12:27, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Or was the two ISS passes Friday night? I am burned out....................

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:43:27 AM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was an amazing observation last night (I assume you are speaking of that). I have never seen anything liike it in 50 years+ of observing. I thought for a moment it was Venus but could not figure out for the life of me how it got there or why I had not seen it the night before. Then it turned a dull red in the twilight and then disappeared in the space of a minute. I understand it was a geosynchronous satellite that just caught the right reflection.

I can see where a lot of Alien spacecraft reports come from. I can't speak to abduction as I am too poor a specimen to collect being somewhat weak of mind. Remarkable sighting. The previous night we watched TWO, count em TWO space stations orbiting very close. The ISS was in back of the Chinese station on the exact trajectory. That one had me stumped also.

Maybe they were looking for gas, or take out, or each other, or racing.................................
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:10:35 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?






Re: Object in southern sky

jimcoble2000
 

That was so weird. I frankly don't know if a stationary satellite could do that. Seems it would do it every night in that case but a friend just sent the picture of the weather balloon and that was definitely what we saw in the binoculars. I have just finished a two night run in astounding dark conditions with little sleep so I may be a bit groggy. But what observing! Just amazing skies. 12th magnitude galaxies in a 4 inch easy. If you are ever offered a choice of "you can only have one; what do you want, dark sky or big scope"? Take the sky every time.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:10:15 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Thanks Mark!  That was my fall back guess, but I didn’t think you could get visuals of the geosynchronous satellites due to altitude and angle of incidence of the suns rays.  Pretty cool to know that’s not the case.  Though based on your 50+ year, single observance timeline I hope I get to see another one.


On May 16, 2021, at 12:27, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Or was the two ISS passes Friday night? I am burned out....................

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:43:27 AM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was an amazing observation last night (I assume you are speaking of that). I have never seen anything liike it in 50 years+ of observing. I thought for a moment it was Venus but could not figure out for the life of me how it got there or why I had not seen it the night before. Then it turned a dull red in the twilight and then disappeared in the space of a minute. I understand it was a geosynchronous satellite that just caught the right reflection.

I can see where a lot of Alien spacecraft reports come from. I can't speak to abduction as I am too poor a specimen to collect being somewhat weak of mind. Remarkable sighting. The previous night we watched TWO, count em TWO space stations orbiting very close. The ISS was in back of the Chinese station on the exact trajectory. That one had me stumped also.

Maybe they were looking for gas, or take out, or each other, or racing.................................
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:10:35 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?






Re: Object in southern sky

jimcoble2000
 

A friend just sent a picture of a high altitude weather balloon and it looks like what Kent and I saw through the binoculars last night so I guess the satellite idea may not be right. Still no aliens thoughEmojiEmoji

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 12:27:31 PM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Or was the two ISS passes Friday night? I am burned out....................

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:43:27 AM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was an amazing observation last night (I assume you are speaking of that). I have never seen anything liike it in 50 years+ of observing. I thought for a moment it was Venus but could not figure out for the life of me how it got there or why I had not seen it the night before. Then it turned a dull red in the twilight and then disappeared in the space of a minute. I understand it was a geosynchronous satellite that just caught the right reflection.

I can see where a lot of Alien spacecraft reports come from. I can't speak to abduction as I am too poor a specimen to collect being somewhat weak of mind. Remarkable sighting. The previous night we watched TWO, count em TWO space stations orbiting very close. The ISS was in back of the Chinese station on the exact trajectory. That one had me stumped also.

Maybe they were looking for gas, or take out, or each other, or racing.................................
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:10:35 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?






Re: Object in southern sky

Matthew Cook
 

Thanks Mark!  That was my fall back guess, but I didn’t think you could get visuals of the geosynchronous satellites due to altitude and angle of incidence of the suns rays.  Pretty cool to know that’s not the case.  Though based on your 50+ year, single observance timeline I hope I get to see another one.


On May 16, 2021, at 12:27, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


Or was the two ISS passes Friday night? I am burned out....................

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:43:27 AM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was an amazing observation last night (I assume you are speaking of that). I have never seen anything liike it in 50 years+ of observing. I thought for a moment it was Venus but could not figure out for the life of me how it got there or why I had not seen it the night before. Then it turned a dull red in the twilight and then disappeared in the space of a minute. I understand it was a geosynchronous satellite that just caught the right reflection.

I can see where a lot of Alien spacecraft reports come from. I can't speak to abduction as I am too poor a specimen to collect being somewhat weak of mind. Remarkable sighting. The previous night we watched TWO, count em TWO space stations orbiting very close. The ISS was in back of the Chinese station on the exact trajectory. That one had me stumped also.

Maybe they were looking for gas, or take out, or each other, or racing.................................
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:10:35 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?






Re: Object in southern sky

jimcoble2000
 

Or was the two ISS passes Friday night? I am burned out....................

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:43:27 AM EDT, jimcoble2000 via groups.io <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:


That was an amazing observation last night (I assume you are speaking of that). I have never seen anything liike it in 50 years+ of observing. I thought for a moment it was Venus but could not figure out for the life of me how it got there or why I had not seen it the night before. Then it turned a dull red in the twilight and then disappeared in the space of a minute. I understand it was a geosynchronous satellite that just caught the right reflection.

I can see where a lot of Alien spacecraft reports come from. I can't speak to abduction as I am too poor a specimen to collect being somewhat weak of mind. Remarkable sighting. The previous night we watched TWO, count em TWO space stations orbiting very close. The ISS was in back of the Chinese station on the exact trajectory. That one had me stumped also.

Maybe they were looking for gas, or take out, or each other, or racing.................................
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:10:35 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?






Re: Object in southern sky

jimcoble2000
 

That was an amazing observation last night (I assume you are speaking of that). I have never seen anything liike it in 50 years+ of observing. I thought for a moment it was Venus but could not figure out for the life of me how it got there or why I had not seen it the night before. Then it turned a dull red in the twilight and then disappeared in the space of a minute. I understand it was a geosynchronous satellite that just caught the right reflection.

I can see where a lot of Alien spacecraft reports come from. I can't speak to abduction as I am too poor a specimen to collect being somewhat weak of mind. Remarkable sighting. The previous night we watched TWO, count em TWO space stations orbiting very close. The ISS was in back of the Chinese station on the exact trajectory. That one had me stumped also.

Maybe they were looking for gas, or take out, or each other, or racing.................................

On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:10:35 PM EDT, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook@...> wrote:


Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?






Re: Object in southern sky

Matthew Cook
 

And now it’s gone. Strange. No movement. Perfectly round. Closest major star I could locate was Alphard. My wife saw it too, so I’m not completely cuckoo for cocoa-puffs.

On May 15, 2021, at 20:10, Matthew Cook via groups.io <lt_mrcook=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?





Object in southern sky

Matthew Cook
 

Anyone know what the bright white object is almost due south?


Re: Congratulations on your BBAA Honorary Membership

Jeff Goldstein
 

Jeff,

 

We currently meet on Zoom (1st Thursday’s of the month).  Normally we meet at Tidewater Community College (JC12 Science Building).  I’m trying to get this confirmed so we can meet in person for the June Meeting.

 

We always record the meetings, too.  The last recording for May was posted on Facebook as well as BackbayAstro@groups.io

 

Here’s the link to our last recorded meeting: 

Topic: BBAA

Start Time : May 6, 2021 06:54 PM

 

Meeting Recording:

https://vccs.zoom.us/rec/share/_n5sccvp54s0ZPRaBXl9SjT5t-0UYO5Ohp0T8y_ATkolwIrjMeb_ztnqh1Wf86mS.9egHwTKgx5CdPBOz

 

Access Passcode: BBAA_0506

 

We’re trying to get more outreach events such as the Boardwalk Astronomy, but currently the Beach Manager hasn’t reported back.  I’ll keep you posted on that. 

That Boardwalk Outreach that we hold would be a great news piece for WAVY.  I hope we can get it reinstated.

 

There are several other events each month that we participate in such as Norfolk Botanical Garden “Garden Stars”, and Night Watch at Northwest River Park.  I’ll post this email to our group:  BackBayAstro@groups.io   I encourage you to join this email group, also.

 

We’re all excited about having you as a member of our club.  Thank you for all you do!

 

Most sincerely,

 

Jeff Goldstein

 

From: Jeff Edmondson <jeff.edmondson@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:38 AM
To: Jeff Goldstein <jeffgold1@...>
Subject: Re: Congratulations on your BBAA Honorary Membership

 

Wow, thank you for the membership Jeff! I try to keep astronomy interesting the best I can in our area. I am really excited to meet everyone in the club. As you know I work the evening shows. 4/5/10/11 what time is the meeting at?

 

Jeff Edmondson

 


From: Jeff Goldstein <jeffgold1@...>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 11:40 PM
To: Jeff Edmondson
Cc:
BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: Congratulations on your BBAA Honorary Membership

 

Jeff,

 

At our last Back Bay Amateur Astronomy Club I made a motion to grant you an Honorary membership to our Astronomy Club.  You have done so much to promote Astronomy to our club and the community, we felt this nomination was very well deserved.  The motion was unanimously approved.  You assisted us in promoting the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction a few months ago, and we were glad to share the event with the public.

 

Congratulations, and we hope you can join us for our club meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month.  We’re trying to go face-to-face at Tidewater Community College’s Science Building, Room JC-12 for the June meeting.  Failing that, we will continue to meet virtually via ZOOM. 

 

Here's the ZOOM link:  https://vccs.zoom.us/j/96840800899

 

Meeting ID: 968 4080 0899

 

Most sincerely,

 

Jeff Goldstein

 

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Congratulations on your BBAA Honorary Membership

Jeff Goldstein
 

Jeff,

 

At our last Back Bay Amateur Astronomy Club I made a motion to grant you an Honorary membership to our Astronomy Club.  You have done so much to promote Astronomy to our club and the community, we felt this nomination was very well deserved.  The motion was unanimously approved.  You assisted us in promoting the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction a few months ago, and we were glad to share the event with the public.

 

Congratulations, and we hope you can join us for our club meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month.  We’re trying to go face-to-face at Tidewater Community College’s Science Building, Room JC-12 for the June meeting.  Failing that, we will continue to meet virtually via ZOOM. 

 

Here's the ZOOM link:  https://vccs.zoom.us/j/96840800899

 

Meeting ID: 968 4080 0899

 

Most sincerely,

 

Jeff Goldstein


AL Bio Messier Program

Richard W Roberts
 

I started the Binocular Messier program in February of 2017. 

By November of 2017, I had completed 47 of the 50 required observations. That was the time I started getting obsessed with variables and I dedicated all my observing time to that. 

I logged M53 tonight for my 48th observation. I'm going to pick off a couple more easy ones as they come up and finally put this sucker to bed. 

Clear Skies! 
Rich 


Re: I found it!

Secretary
 

Glad you found it! now it seems you need another "tool box" for astro gear.


Jeff
On May 8, 2021 3:48 PM George Reynolds via groups.io <pathfinder027=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Praise the Lord, I found the little box with my two Pentax lenses and my dew heater and heater straps! I had told some of you that it was missing since I last used it at the January Skywatch, and I was worried that I had left it somewhere and it was gone forever. I had looked everywhere for it, in the house, in the car, in the woodshop, in the storage loft (where it should have been), with no luck.

Then, yesterday, I "accidentally" spotted it on the cluttered stairs from my woodworking shop to the upstairs storage loft, half-hidden by other stuff that had not been put away either. I had set it on the stairs after unloading the car after that Skywatch, thinking that I would take it upstairs later, when I wasn't so tired. Well, I forgot totally, and it sat there, hidden, for three months! I really need to clean and reorganize my shop and the storage oft, especially the stairway up to the loft.

I am thankful that I found it, and it was not totally gone. I actually missed the dew heaters more than I missed the Pentax eyepieces, but I surely didn't want to lose my two most expensive eyepieces!

George


George Reynolds
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Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA)
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Jeffrey Thornton
Secretary,
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers


I found it!

George Reynolds
 

Praise the Lord, I found the little box with my two Pentax lenses and my dew heater and heater straps!  I had told some of you that it was missing since I last used it at the January Skywatch, and I was worried that I had left it somewhere and it was gone forever.  I had looked everywhere for it, in the house, in the car, in the woodshop, in the storage loft (where it should have been), with no luck.

Then, yesterday, I "accidentally" spotted it on the cluttered stairs from my woodworking shop to the upstairs storage loft, half-hidden by other stuff that had not been put away either.  I had set it on the stairs after unloading the car after that Skywatch, thinking that I would take it upstairs later, when I wasn't so tired.  Well, I forgot totally, and it sat there, hidden, for three months!  I really need to clean and reorganize my shop and the storage oft, especially the stairway up to the loft.

I am thankful that I found it, and it was not totally gone.  I actually missed the dew heaters more than I missed the Pentax eyepieces, but I surely didn't want to lose my two most expensive eyepieces!

George


George Reynolds

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


 

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