Astronomical Society of Bay County

[ Membership form ] [ Telescope recommendations ] [ FAQs ] [ Articles ]

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 @
Vice Pres/Programs Bob Hess, 850-896-7075   NSbhess5 @
Website Editor Richard Millett, 850-387-5994   NSrmillett @
Treasurer Carl Hurston, 850-785-8908   NSchurston @

Meetings / Upcoming Events

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

January 7th
- Regular Meeting
- Election of Officers

February 4th
- No 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 - A free planetarium program, well worth the price! - A great site for tracking satellites and the space station. - Sky and Telescope magazine. - Cloudy nights telescope reviews. - Astronomy forum site. Lots of stuff on astrophotography. - Sky condition predictions forPanama City - Current Solar Information - 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

NGC 1499 - The California Nebula
NGC 1499 - The California Nebula
HA filter with false color
Photo by: John Massey

IC434 - The Horsehead Nebula
IC434 - The Horsehead Nebula
12x900 Sec HA Subframes
Photo by: John Massey

Look at the Moon
The Moon, Venus and Mars
Photo by: Richard Millett

Astronomy Humor

Frank & Ernest

Last updated 11 Jan 2016