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 one of us) 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 Dick Suiter, 850-832-6454   NSsuiterhr @ gmail.com
Treasurer Carl Hurston, 850-785-8908   NSchurston @ knology.net

Meetings / Upcoming Events

Regular meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.



- We will be meeting at a Telescope Night this month. Contact one of the officers for more information.
- The next sit-down meeting will be January 4 at 6:30pm at the Discovery Center. There might be a formal program and certainly there will be an election of officers.

- I have resurrected a lot of old articles in the link above. Check them out.
- The teacher information has been updated through calendar year 2018.


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. Usually, we meet in the old Junior Museum building. Park in Airport Rd lot and walk to old building on Jenks through iron gate and gazebo. See map (loads slowly). Park at the building NW of Wilson funeral home and walk to the diamond-shaped roof.


Updates

Articles, photos, and video on the 2017 total solar eclipse [ 2017 Solar Eclipse ] tab.


See Clear Dark Sky link below

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.calsky.com - Astronomy calculator and graphical almanac site.
www.cleardarksky.com - Sky condition predictions for Panama 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 



Last updated 26 Oct 2017