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ARROW usage

Sheridan Williams
 

Trying out the news groups email... see below

Best wishes


Sheridan
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Subject: ARROW usage
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:26:30 +0000
From: Andrew.Norton <andrew.norton@...>
To: John Walters <jhhw20@...>, Sheridan Williams <sheridan@...>, Peter Hudson <peterv.hudson@...>
CC: James.Smith <james.smith@...>


Hi everyone -

 

I just wanted to let you (and the astronomy club members) know that the Radio Telescope will be in use by students for  the next 4 – 6 weeks, so you might see the dish moving during this time. As usual, the right-hand PC in the observatory and the mains plugs etc. are to be left on permanently.

 

Please pass this on to any of the Astro club members who may be using the observatory during this time.

 

Many thanks

Andrew

 

 

 

 

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Event: Shenley Brownies - Thursday, 7 November 2019 #cal-invite

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Shenley Brownies

When:
Thursday, 7 November 2019

Where:
OU Observatory

Organizer: Claire Morris Claire.morris@... 07769 793354

Description:
Sheridan, John, Michael + ?
Name of group: 2nd Shenley Brownies
Name of organiser: Claire Morris
Email address: Claire.morris@...
Mobile number: 07769793354
Age range of the group: 7-10
Number of children: 32
Number of adults: 9


Peter's Sky Notes for November

Sheridan Williams
 

Please find attached Peter's latest Sky Notes.

Note that this email has come from our new mailing list as YahooGroups has now been discontinued.

To send an email to all simple send it to:

ouastro@groups.io

and, as if by magic, everyone should receive it. Please use this facility more.

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Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...

 


OU visit - 2nd Shenley Brownies Thu 7 Nov 6-8pm

Sheridan Williams
 

On Thursday 7 Nov we have a visit, details below.

We need to discuss this at the Tuesday meeting as we need a 4th guide as there will be 40 people.

i.e. 4 groups of 10. It has been suggested that Michael could do the 4th session with a "Space News" type talk in the meeting room.

Note the visit is from 6-8pm, so 4 x 30 minute sessions, rotating.

Sheridan, John, Michael + ?
Name of group: 2nd Shenley Brownies
Name of organiser: Claire Morris
Email address: Claire.morris@...
Mobile number: 07769793354
Age range of the group: 7-10
Number of children: 32
Number of adults: 9

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Sheridan
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BAA 2019-2020 Low Phase Angle Photometry Project (ARPS)

Sheridan Williams
 

Also at the club meeting please let me know if members want me to forward BAA emails to the group.

An example will be found below...

Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...

 



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Subject: BAA 2019-2020 Low Phase Angle Photometry Project (ARPS)
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 22:15:01 -0000
From: Richard Miles <rmiles.btee@...>
To: Unnamed recipients <rmiles@...>


The 2019-2020 observing season is now well underway and as part of the Asteroids and Remote Planets activities, I am announcing some observing targets.
 
In the summer, I selected the most worthwhile asteroids as part of our Low Phase Angle Photometry project. The list below summarises our 2019 targets. A further 6 or more will be tackled during the first half of 2020 and I shall announce those in a few week's time.
 
The aim is to observe these objects using a V photometric filter both before and after opposition, and during the critical time when they happen to pass through a very low phase angle. In this way, we shall quantify the light-scattering properties of their surface regolith by measuring the extent of the so-called Opposition Effect, the shape of the Phase Curve, as well as derive an unambiguous Rotation Period for each.
 
Asteroid Opposition Minimum V
Synodic Period

Number Name Date Phase Angle Mag. Dec. Period U Class. Diam.


y m d °
° h rating
km












243 Ida 2019 Sep 01.0 0.15 13.6 -8 4.634 3 S 28
135 Hertha 2019 Sep 06.3 0.02 9.6 -7 8.403 3 Xk 78
5534 1941 UN 2019 Oct 01.7 0.17 14.2 +3 4.1 2 S 9
76 Freia 2019 Oct 27.5 0.16 12.0 +12 9.973 3 X 145
1343 Nicole 2019 Nov 06.7 0.15 14.4 +16 14.76 3- C 25
 
For some time now, we have had access to a network of telescopes around the world managed by the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO)
This has been possible thanks to the assistance of the UK-based Faulkes Telescope Project https://www.faulkes-telescope.com/ and so remote imaging of these objects has been underway for a while.
 
This project requires observations close to opposition but poor weather, especially in the UK, can often mean we fail to obtain observations at these critical times. In recent years however, LCO has become increasingly effective in being able to catch objects at, or very close to opposition and so we have already managed to obtain coverage at opposition for the first four asteroids listed. A few observers have also used their own observatories to pursue the first three objects and we now have most we need by way of images of these in the bag.
 
V-filter observations of (76) Freia and (1343) Nicole are now especially needed. I therefore encourage observers to take a time-series of at least 15 minutes duration as part of this latest initiative. Please correspond offline if you manage to make a start on either of these objects. Thanks.
 
We also have a good number of V-filter images taken through mainly 0.4-m and 1.0-m aperture telescopes of the (243) Ida, (135) Hertha, (5534) 1941UN and (76) Freia. If you do not have access to a telescope of your own but would be interested in carrying out some photometry on these images, then do please let me know offline and you should be able to contribute to the work of the Section in that way. We use the software Astrometrica to do this analysis.
 
Clear skies!
 
Richard Miles
Director, Asteroids and Remote Planets Section
BAA
 
 


Re: images, next meeting

Geoff Cowie
 

I have some images I would like to show at the next meeting, time
permitting.


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Upcoming Event: Club night - Tue, 11/05/2019 7:30pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Club night

When: Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:Milton Keynes, UK

View Event

Description:

Speaker: Paul Streeter PhD student at the OU

Title: Atmosphere of Mars and Martian dust storms


Upcoming Event: Shenley Brownies - Thu, 11/07/2019 6:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Shenley Brownies

When: Thursday, 7 November 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:OU Observatory

View Event

Organizer: Claire Morris Claire.morris@... 07769 793354

Description: Sheridan, John, Michael + Adrian?
Name of group: 2nd Shenley Brownies
Name of organiser: Claire Morris
Email address: Claire.morris@...
Mobile number: 07769793354
Age range of the group: 7-10
Number of children: 32
Number of adults: 9


Club night - Tue, 11/05/2019 #cal-notice

ouastro@groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Club night

When:
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:
Milton Keynes, UK

Description:

Speaker: Paul Streeter PhD student at the OU

Title: Atmosphere of Mars and Martian dust storms


Re: ARROW usage

Geoff Cowie
 

I got that test message.
I still can't log into Flickr, despite a response from their tech support.
On 10/23/2019 5:59 PM, Sheridan Williams wrote:

Trying out the news groups email... see below

Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...

 



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: ARROW usage
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:26:30 +0000
From: Andrew.Norton <andrew.norton@...>
To: John Walters <jhhw20@...>, Sheridan Williams <sheridan@...>, Peter Hudson <peterv.hudson@...>
CC: James.Smith <james.smith@...>


Hi everyone -

 

I just wanted to let you (and the astronomy club members) know that the Radio Telescope will be in use by students for  the next 4 – 6 weeks, so you might see the dish moving during this time. As usual, the right-hand PC in the observatory and the mains plugs etc. are to be left on permanently.

 

Please pass this on to any of the Astro club members who may be using the observatory during this time.

 

Many thanks

Andrew

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                | SPS Postgraduate Tutor

The Open University, S0035D Venables Building, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
Twitter: @ajnorton3   | Skype: andrew.john.norton    | Mobile: 07582 193844
+44 (0) 1908 654121 | andrew.norton@... | www.open.ac.uk/people/ajn3

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OUASTRO outreach, Thursday 7/11

Adrian Rawlings
 

Geoff,

it's just a thought, but I wonder if you might be free and willing to help with the visit by
Brownies this coming Thursday, 7th November.

There are 40 or so coming, but only three OUASTRO members to host them. I can't make it.

Best wishes,

Adrian


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From: Geoff Cowie geoff@...
Date: 03/11/2019 21:32
Subject: [ouastro] images, next meeting
I have some images I would like to show at the next meeting, time
permitting.


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Uploaded By: Sheridan Williams <sheridan@...>

Description:
Sky notes for November 2019

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Observatory visit in January

Sheridan Williams
 

As not everyone is on the new groups.io mailing list I have sent this to both. If you do not receive this twice it means you are not on the new list so please urgently let me know if you wish to be included.

We have a request for a visit from 1st Walton Cub Scouts who have been before.

They request 21 or 28 January 2020 both Tuesdays.

We need 3 or 4 guides so please let me know if you can help and also which dates you prefer.

Please respond in the negative too as a check that you have received this.

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Sheridan Williams FRAS
Outreach Organiser
Webmaster - Open University Astronomy Club
Milton Keynes
http://ouastro.co.uk
Tel: 07767 788146
Email: sheridan@...


Images

Geoff Cowie
 

I have uploaded the collection of images shown at the 5th Nov meeting to albums in our group at groups.io website.

They should be viewable by all.


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Asteroid (4) Vesta in 2019 (Opposition)!

Sheridan Williams
 
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Subject: Asteroid (4) Vesta in 2019 (Opposition)!
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2019 10:25:31 -0300
From: Sky & Observers <skyandobservers@...>


Dear friends,

(4) Vesta in 2019. (Opposition, Mv= 6.5)

Starry nights,

Antônio Campos
What you do in life echoes in eternity” - Ridley Scott in The Gladiator
(Ep#10)
      


The OU Astronomy Club

Sheridan Williams
 

The OU Astronomy Club

With the demise of YahooGroups I have now transferred to a new groups.io facility:
http://ouastro.groups.io

The website http://ouastro.co.uk will continue as a convenient way for the public to see what we do but will no longer contain members’ images and photographs. This is because it should be up to members themselves to upload photographs, images and files that they would like others to see.

I would like to see more intercommunication among members too and this can be gone via groups.io

First thing is for everyone to subscribe to ouastro.groups.io, this can be done by sending an email to:
ouastro+subscribe@groups.io
or simply send me (sheridan@...) an email and I will add you.

To send an email to everyone send it to ouastro@groups.io

Here’s a summary:
Email: ouastro@groups.io
Subscribe: ouastro+subscribe@groups.io
Unsubscribe: ouastro+unsubscribe@groups.io
To stop receiving messages: ouastro+nomail@groups.io
To contact the owner of this group, send an email to: ouastro+owner@groups.io
To get help email: ouastro+help@groups.io

Groups.io website
On the website you can also post photographs and files, view the calendar and download photos and files.
So you can download Peter’s Sky notes and Michael’s Space News from here as well as form the normal website: http://ouastro.co.uk

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Sheridan Williams FRAS
Outreach Organiser
Webmaster - Open University Astronomy Club
Milton Keynes
http://ouastro.co.uk
Tel: 07767 788146
Email: sheridan@...


Mercury Transit Event 2019

Sheridan Williams
 



>From: Jack.Wright jack.wright@...
>Date: 06/11/2019 14:58
>Subject: Mercury Transit Event 2019
> Dear Adrian,

> I was given your email by Paul Streeter, who I understand spoke to the OU Astronomy Club last night. I am writing to inform you that I am organising an OU event for staff at the Walton Hall campus to observe the transit of Mercury that is occurring on Monday next week (11th).

> I just wanted to extend an invitation to OU Astronomy Club members to observe the transit. If it I sunny, the Coronado and the two Skywatchers from the Abell Observatory will be deployed on the Mulberry Lawn in front of the Hub from 1200 until sunset. There will also be several solar viewers available. In addition, there will be some short talks about Mercury in the Hub Lecture Theatre as the transit progresses. Between talks, there will be a projection of the livestream of the transit captured by NASA's SDO orbiting telescope.

> Could you please distribute this invitation to your members? If any of them would like to attend the telescopes and solar viewers as 'experts', I would be very grateful to hear from them. Do not hesitate to pass my contact details along to anybody who would like to volunteer to help or anyone who requires further information.

> Many thanks,

> Jack


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Re: Mercury Transit Event 2019 - Received OK

Adrian Rawlings
 

Sheridan,

just a short to let you know I received this message from groups.io OK.

Cheers,

Adrian

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From: Sheridan Williams sheridan@...
Date: 07/11/2019 12:53
Subject: [ouastro] Mercury Transit Event 2019




>From: Jack.Wright jack.wright@...
>Date: 06/11/2019 14:58
>Subject: Mercury Transit Event 2019
> Dear Adrian,
...


Transit pics once the clouds got out of the way

Sheridan Williams
 
Edited

Transit pics once the clouds got out of the way. First 3 taken with 600mm Canon lens, the last with William Optics 98mm refractor.

Best wishes


Sheridan
Email: sheridan@...

 


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