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Re: August EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 
Edited

The AUGUST meeting of the EAS group is, not surprisingly, on AUGUST 19th, not June 17th.

That'll teach me to make a shortcut. Yeesh!

 - Amy


August EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

It's Eugene Astronomical Society meeting time!

Well, at least Thursday night it will be.

This month we have Sky & Telescope contributing editor Jerry Oltion giving a presentation on the travel telescope that he just finished building. He will also show the correct way to collimate a telescope.

In his own words:

The travel scope is a marvel of engineering. I stole the design from Roel Weijenberg, a Dutch telescope maker, and made some modifications of my own. It's a 9.5" f/4.1 scope, yet it fits into a box only 12.5" on a side and 6" high. It weighs 20 pounds fully packed, including four eyepieces. I'll talk about the design, setup, and use of the scope, and the many compromises that go with trying to make a big scope fit into a little package.
 
Every time you assemble a telescope in the field, you have to collimate it. Collimation is pretty simple, but it's kind of scary until you get the hang of it. I'll use the travel scope to show you how it works and how to do it easily.

The meeting starts at 7:00 this Thursday night, and it won't just be PowerPoint slides. You'll get to see Jerry working in real time.

I'll see you there, and don't be late!

 - Amy
 
 
Topic: August 2021 EAS Virtual Meeting
Time: Aug 19, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
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Virtual star parties

Mike Kristosik
 

As announced in yesterdays meeting:

Virtual star parties coming up:

August 27, 2021 starts at 9 pm
September 24 2021 starts at 8 pm

Mike


Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 10, 2021 monthly meeting at 7 pm

Mike Kristosik
 

Just in case anyone was wondering:

The Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is tonight, August 10 at 7 pm over Zoom.  Zoom invite sent out in a separate email yesterday (Monday August 9th).

Mike


Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 2021 monthly meeting

Amy Baker
 

Tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00!

See you there!

 - Amy


On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 09:19 AM, Peter Kenyon wrote:
Sounds like a great meeting.
Date and Time for us on the periphery?
Peter K


Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 2021 monthly meeting

Mike Kristosik
 

Peter,

It is tonight,  August 10 at 7pm.

Mike

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 9:19 AM Peter Kenyon <pkenyon9715@...> wrote:
Sounds like a great meeting.
Date and Time for us on the periphery?
Peter K

On Aug 9, 2021, at 12:44 PM, Mike Kristosik <mikekristosik@...> wrote:

Hi fellow Astronomers,

The Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here.  We have exciting news to share with you regarding this meeting.  We have a guest speaker, Jared Males, for our August meeting.  Jared is going to  talk about "Imaging Exoplanets and Searching for Life with the Giant Magellan Telescope".  Jared is the Principal Investigator of he NSF funded extreme adaptive optics system MagAO-X, which is used at the Magellan Clay 6.5 m telescope in Chile.  He is co-leading the development of a concept, currently called GMagAO-X for a 21,000 actuator ExAO system on the Giant Magellan Telescope which will enable the search for life on the nearest terrestrial planets when the GMT is completed.  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.  

Because of Jared's talk our agenda for August will be adjusted to accommodate the length of the presentation.  So, the agenda will look like this;

Announcements - We have a few things to bring you up to speed on
Updates - Upcoming virtual astronomy classes; Upcoming virtual star parties
Presentation - Dr. Jared Males:  Imaging exoplanets and searching for life with the Giant Magellan Telescope

If time permits we'll add the following to our meeting agenda;
What's up in the sky this month?
This month's constellation
Sharing

Here's to an exciting HVA meeting for August 2021!  Below is the Zoom information;
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84933805377?pwd=OU9CM0hsTTVuUTJDVENNVHhNTFBaQT09 Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 One tap mobile +12532158782,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdPWsmropa

Mike Kristosik - President, Heart of the Valley Astronomers



Re: Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 2021 monthly meeting

Peter Kenyon
 

Sounds like a great meeting.
Date and Time for us on the periphery?
Peter K

On Aug 9, 2021, at 12:44 PM, Mike Kristosik <mikekristosik@...> wrote:

Hi fellow Astronomers,

The Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here.  We have exciting news to share with you regarding this meeting.  We have a guest speaker, Jared Males, for our August meeting.  Jared is going to  talk about "Imaging Exoplanets and Searching for Life with the Giant Magellan Telescope".  Jared is the Principal Investigator of he NSF funded extreme adaptive optics system MagAO-X, which is used at the Magellan Clay 6.5 m telescope in Chile.  He is co-leading the development of a concept, currently called GMagAO-X for a 21,000 actuator ExAO system on the Giant Magellan Telescope which will enable the search for life on the nearest terrestrial planets when the GMT is completed.  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.  

Because of Jared's talk our agenda for August will be adjusted to accommodate the length of the presentation.  So, the agenda will look like this;

Announcements - We have a few things to bring you up to speed on
Updates - Upcoming virtual astronomy classes; Upcoming virtual star parties
Presentation - Dr. Jared Males:  Imaging exoplanets and searching for life with the Giant Magellan Telescope

If time permits we'll add the following to our meeting agenda;
What's up in the sky this month?
This month's constellation
Sharing

Here's to an exciting HVA meeting for August 2021!  Below is the Zoom information;
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84933805377?pwd=OU9CM0hsTTVuUTJDVENNVHhNTFBaQT09 Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 One tap mobile +12532158782,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdPWsmropa

Mike Kristosik - President, Heart of the Valley Astronomers



Heart of the Valley Astronomers August 2021 monthly meeting

Mike Kristosik
 

Hi fellow Astronomers,

The Heart of the Valley Astronomers monthly meeting is almost here.  We have exciting news to share with you regarding this meeting.  We have a guest speaker, Jared Males, for our August meeting.  Jared is going to  talk about "Imaging Exoplanets and Searching for Life with the Giant Magellan Telescope".  Jared is the Principal Investigator of he NSF funded extreme adaptive optics system MagAO-X, which is used at the Magellan Clay 6.5 m telescope in Chile.  He is co-leading the development of a concept, currently called GMagAO-X for a 21,000 actuator ExAO system on the Giant Magellan Telescope which will enable the search for life on the nearest terrestrial planets when the GMT is completed.  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.  

Because of Jared's talk our agenda for August will be adjusted to accommodate the length of the presentation.  So, the agenda will look like this;

Announcements - We have a few things to bring you up to speed on
Updates - Upcoming virtual astronomy classes; Upcoming virtual star parties
Presentation - Dr. Jared Males:  Imaging exoplanets and searching for life with the Giant Magellan Telescope

If time permits we'll add the following to our meeting agenda;
What's up in the sky this month?
This month's constellation
Sharing

Here's to an exciting HVA meeting for August 2021!  Below is the Zoom information;
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84933805377?pwd=OU9CM0hsTTVuUTJDVENNVHhNTFBaQT09 Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 One tap mobile +12532158782,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,84933805377#,,,,*849768# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 849 3380 5377 Passcode: 849768 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdPWsmropa

Mike Kristosik - President, Heart of the Valley Astronomers


Heart of the Valley Astronomers - August 2021 meeting guest speaker

Mike Kristosik
 

Hi all,

We have a special guest speaker for the August 2021 Heart of the Valley Astronomers meeting:  Jared Males.  

Jared is going to give a talk on "Imaging Exoplanets and Searching for Life with the Giant Magellan Telescope."  Please see the attached powerpoint slide.  This slide has additional information about Jared's talk.  

Stay tuned for meeting details later this week.

Mike Kristosik
President Heart of the Valley Astronomers


Selling my iOptron AZ Mount Pro

ccd astro
 

Hi Astronomers,
Recently upgraded to another mount for star parties and such. Before I put it on Cloudy Nights for sale I though I would give you all a chance. The mount is 4.5 years old, bought it for the eclipse. It is in excellent shape, handles my C8 perfectly. If you are looking for a quick set up visual only mount this is great. 
Price is $750, which includes the mount, tripod and case. Would consider delivering in the Willamette Valley, or meeting half way. Shipping will be expensive. 
Thanks,
Tom Carrico


GoTo Mounts?

Andy Nowlen
 

Hi All,


I just wondered if anyone has an extra or unused equatorial goto mount for sale or loan?  
I'm always learning and adjusting my gear as I try to progress in this hobby.  :>)  

Regards,

Andy Nowlen


Re: Outreach Opportunity /Philomath - Kings Valley August 7 SAT - GSAC

Lauren Wingert
 

STAR PARTY  /  STAR PARTY  !  

The girls scouts astronomy club, as part of a scout camp, is having an astronomy night on August 7 (SAT)    

The girls have had virtual meetings for a long while and perhaps have had astronomy outings with parents,
but all star parties have been on hold - so there is excitement for an astronomy night.    .   
The expected viewing audience might be 10-12 people, and there are 3-4 scopes attending (myself included).

If you would like to help out and bring another telescope, this is a good outreach opportunity.  The girls are eager to 
get some hands on telescope viewing time.   

This event is in Kings Valley and would be a really long haul for Eugene folks, which is why this invite is going to the HVA.  
Also, it is probably best if you wish to participate that you have had vaccination as there are unvaccinated youth participating.  

Contact Trish Mace for details if you are interested.


 Thank you! 



-Lauren Wingert 
Sneak Peek Glass LLC
541 908-1251  




Re: July EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, July 15th at 7:00 pm

Bonnie H.
 

Thanks Amy!


On Sun, Jul 18, 2021, 12:17 PM Amy Baker <chawks64@...> wrote:
The video for the July Eugene Astronomical Society meeting and Bernie Bopp's discussion of neutrinos is now available on YouTube.

For privacy reasons, the video cannot be found by searching YouTube, but anyone with the link can view it. If you have friends that a neutrino fans, they can watch the video if you send them the link.



 - Amy


Re: July EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, July 15th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

I have no idea why, but for some reason there is 19 minutes of black screen that was added to the beginning of the video. Just bizarre.

I'll try to fix it later in the week, but it takes several hours to render the video once you've edited it, and more than two more to upload to YouTube, so for now just skip ahead 19 minutes and you'll be fine.

 - Amy


Re: July EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, July 15th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

The video for the July Eugene Astronomical Society meeting and Bernie Bopp's discussion of neutrinos is now available on YouTube.

For privacy reasons, the video cannot be found by searching YouTube, but anyone with the link can view it. If you have friends that a neutrino fans, they can watch the video if you send them the link.



 - Amy


Re: July EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, July 15th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

A quick reminder that the July EAS meeting is tonight at 7:00!

See details below.

 - Amy


On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 05:47 PM, Amy Baker wrote:
Bernie is back!

One of the Eugene Astronomical Society's most popular speakers is back for our July EAS meeting. Bernie Bopp will be teaching us all about neutrinos. But I'll let him tell you about it.
 
Neutrino Astronomy or
Why Spend Time and Big Bucks Looking for (nearly) Massless Subatomic Particles that Hardly Ever Interact with Ordinary Matter??
 
Neutrino astronomy is BIG astronomy.  The telescopes are HUGE – cubic kilometers in volume – and require thousands of detectors.  Neutrino telescopes must be located in places where they never see photons from the night sky – all of them are buried kilometers below the surface of the Earth in deep mines or even embedded deep in the Antarctic ice.  Of course this means they are frightfully expensive to build and operate.  And all of this is done to detect dozens of neutrinos, ghostlike subatomic particles that are electrically neutral, with uncertain mass probably no more than a millionth the mass of the electron.  In this talk I’ll try to explain why neutrinos are so interesting and important to our understanding of nuclear reactions in stars, supernovae, and even dark matter and galaxy formation.  As a special bonus, neutrinos will be readily available throughout this entire talk, with no charge, either monetary or electrical!
 
Because we have so many Willamette Valley area monthly meetings this week, I feel like I should clarify the meeting schedule. All meetings start at 7:00 pm PDT.
Tuesday, July 13 - Heart of the Valley Astronomy (Corvallis)
Wednesday, July 14 - Nightsky45 Astronomy Club (Salem)
Thursday, July 15 - Eugene Astronomical Society (Eugene)

Please message me directly if you have any questions.

 - Amy



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Dark space dust

Andy Nowlen
 

Hi,
During last night's meeting space dust was mentioned.  My image of IC4604 shows a dust storm that is quite apparent.  The triple star at the center lights this portion of the Rho Ophiucus nebula.  This was taken at a dark site July 10.  No imaging filters were used.  Asi533mcpro and Sharpstar 76mm triplet at 335mm. 3 hours of data were accumulated plus calibration frames.

Enjoy,

Andy

P.S. Apparently my scope supplies some 'flare' over the brightest stars, when in this configuration.  Oh well.  


July EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, July 15th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker
 

Bernie is back!

One of the Eugene Astronomical Society's most popular speakers is back for our July EAS meeting. Bernie Bopp will be teaching us all about neutrinos. But I'll let him tell you about it.
 
Neutrino Astronomy or
Why Spend Time and Big Bucks Looking for (nearly) Massless Subatomic Particles that Hardly Ever Interact with Ordinary Matter??
 
Neutrino astronomy is BIG astronomy.  The telescopes are HUGE – cubic kilometers in volume – and require thousands of detectors.  Neutrino telescopes must be located in places where they never see photons from the night sky – all of them are buried kilometers below the surface of the Earth in deep mines or even embedded deep in the Antarctic ice.  Of course this means they are frightfully expensive to build and operate.  And all of this is done to detect dozens of neutrinos, ghostlike subatomic particles that are electrically neutral, with uncertain mass probably no more than a millionth the mass of the electron.  In this talk I’ll try to explain why neutrinos are so interesting and important to our understanding of nuclear reactions in stars, supernovae, and even dark matter and galaxy formation.  As a special bonus, neutrinos will be readily available throughout this entire talk, with no charge, either monetary or electrical!
 
Because we have so many Willamette Valley area monthly meetings this week, I feel like I should clarify the meeting schedule. All meetings start at 7:00 pm PDT.
Tuesday, July 13 - Heart of the Valley Astronomy (Corvallis)
Wednesday, July 14 - Nightsky45 Astronomy Club (Salem)
Thursday, July 15 - Eugene Astronomical Society (Eugene)

Please message me directly if you have any questions.

 - Amy



Eugene Astronomical Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: July 2021 EAS Virtual Meeting
Time: Jul 15, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Re: Request to join and stay part of HVAA

Jedi Jack
 

Never mind, I found the submission link on the groups home page.
 - Jack

On 7/12/21 6:28 AM, Jedi Jack wrote:
Hello, please add me to the new email group.

Jack Standeven

 - Thanks


Request to join and stay part of HVAA

Jedi Jack
 

Hello, please add me to the new email group.

Jack Standeven

 - Thanks

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