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.


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


May 5
- Regular Meeting
- New entry on the menu bar giving data and information about Aug 21 2017 solar eclipse.

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.


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
Planet 9 from Outer Space - BBC's The Sky at Night: Planet 9 from Outer Space


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

Kitt Peak Solar Telescope
Kitt Peak Solar Telescope
Northward pointed cooled tunnel with heliostat mirror at top.
Focusing at bottom end of slant. Photo by: Richard Millett

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Last updated 5 May 2016