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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.
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Meetings / Upcoming Events
Regular meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
- Regular Meeting
- New entry on the menu bar giving data and information about Aug 21 2017 solar eclipse.
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.
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
Planet 9 from Outer Space - BBC's The Sky at Night: Planet 9 from Outer Space
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.
Picture(s) of the Month
Kitt Peak Solar Telescope
Northward pointed cooled tunnel with heliostat mirror at top.
Focusing at bottom end of slant. Photo by: Richard Millett
Last updated 5 May 2016