NEAF 2017

Northeast Astronomy Forum- the world’s largest Astronomy gathering is next weekend!  Can’t wait. This year we plan on being there the whole day Saturday 4/8/2017. Kids really like it. My daughter Crystal says they have the best cheeseburgers. 😋 Here’s the link. Hope to see ya there.  That’s all for now- Roger

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Crab Nebula

The objective last night was to locate M1 (The Crab Nebula) without using a GoTo scope.  I used PSA (Pocket Sky Atlas) and a red dot finder. I located Aldeberan and Elnath (Alnath) then Zeta Tauri.  Zeta Tauri kept coming in and out from the set up time to the time I started observing 9P.  […]

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Orion XT10 New Scope

I bought a 10″ dob to add to my sky viewing repertoire. Last night my daughter and I went to our Club’s observation site.  We Had a great time! We quit a little early, but accomplished our mission.  1. Learn where SOS is and set up with Ranger.  Way easy and they were very nice. […]

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SJAC Christmas Party

Had a great time talking with folks with similar interests and being with the kids. I even got to meet Fred Schaff!  Way cool!! Astronomy clubs keeps your interest going. And even can motivate you into new directions.  Well, that’s all for now- Roger

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Astronomical Observations

The abri Blanchard bone dating back to 13,000 B.P.  From Wikipedia- Before Present (BP) years is a time scale used mainly in geology and other scientific disciplines to specify when events in the past occurred. Because the “present” time changes, standard practice is to use 1 January 1950 as commencement date of the age scale, […]

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Astronomical Observations

Yep you looking up at night through a telescope are continuing on in the world’s oldest science and 1st science- Astronomy.  Ancient Babylonians notice the stars motions from around 1,800 BC on.  Very little was recorded until the invention of cuneiform writing.  Taking a reed and pressing it into a clay tablet.  Very little survived, but […]

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SkyWatch Nov 2016

Nov 18th, 2016 was the SJAC last Public SkyWatch of this year.  Temperature was not too bad.  It really started to get cold around 9pm, but I had my snow coveralls and hot chocolate with my new Stanley Thermos! My daughter and I got there at 6:30 and this time of the year it was […]

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