Astronomical Society of Bay County

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Currently, we meet often at various locations and at telescope observation sites. Call one of the people below (or e-mail me) for the exact time of the next meeting and for more precise directions. We welcome visitors.


In the following table, the N and S of the beginning of e-mail addresses is designed to avoid unsolicited advertisements from e-mail. Please remove this two-character sequence manually and delete spacing before actually attempting to use these to e-mail us.

Club Officers  
President Richard Millett, 850-387-5994   NSrmillett @ knology.net
Vice Pres/Programs Bob Hess, 850-896-7075   NSbhess5 @ msn.com
Website Editor Richard Millett, 850-387-5994   NSrmillett @ knology.net
Treasurer Carl Hurston, 850-785-8908   NSchurston @ knology.net

Meetings / Upcoming Events

Regular meetings are held on the **second** Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.

January 27th
- Telescope night

February 24th
- Telescope night

March 12th
- Regular meeting

Meeting Location
Regular meetings are held at the Science and Discovery Center located at 308 Airport Rd, near the intersection of Jenks and Airport Road.


Web Links

www.stellarium.org - A free planetarium program, well worth the price!
www.heavens-above.com - A great site for tracking satellites and the space station.
www.skyandtelescope.com - Sky and Telescope magazine.
www.cloudynights.com - Cloudy nights telescope reviews.
www.telescopejunkies.com - Astronomy forum site. Lots of stuff on astrophotography.
www.cleardarksky.com - Sky condition predictions forPanama City
www.spaceweather.com - Current Solar Information
www.xkcd.com - XKCD Comic Strip


Club Telescopes

The telescopes will be used as an educational resource and for club Star Parties. When not being used for official club business, members in good standing will be able to check out the scopes for personal use.

Orion XT6 Telescope  Celestron Telescope 


Picture(s) of the Month

IC1805 - The Heart Nebula
IC1805 - The Heart Nebula
HA filter with false color
Photo by: John Massey

Look at the Moon
Photo by: Bob Hess


Astronomy Humor

Comic
Frank & Ernest


Last updated 16 Jan 2015