Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Milky Way in Pawleys Island This Weekend




News and Events This Week

There is no Astronomy in the Park this week, which is a shame, because the weather has been so nice lately. But son't worry, we'll be out at Brittlebank Park again next week.


The Lowcountry Stargazers will hold their next meeting on Thursday, August 1st at 7pm, at Atlantic Aviation, 6060 S Aviation Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406. This may be a better representation of our meeting location.

We have full slate of presentations at our meeting this summer. Nathan Woelfle will be doing a three part presentation called Understanding Scales and Measurements, Astronomy and Imaging Vocabulary.

 At our July Meeting, part one will covers telescopes and discusses aperture, focal length, focal ratio, eyepieces, field-of-view, magnification, arc minutes, seconds, and degrees.

 Part two in August covers visual and discusses seeing, transparency, darkness, and magnitude.

Part three in September covers imaging and discusses Dawes limit, image scale, resolution field-of-view, sensitivity.


In other news, there is now an astronomy group in Myrtle Beach. The Grand Strand Amateur Astronomy Club is now up and running. It looks like their first meeting is Thursday, October 24th at 5:30pm, at the Carolina Forest Library. If you want to learn more, their Facebook group is here.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

July Newsletter

Our July newsletter is out - take a look. You can find all our newsletters here, or at the link on the right side of the page.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Summer Astronomy Presentations

We have full slate of presentations at our meeting this summer. Nathan Woelfle will be doing a three part presentation called Understanding Scales and Measurements, Astronomy and Imaging Vocabulary. 

At our July Meeting, part one will covers telescopes and discusses aperture, focal length, focal ratio, eyepieces, field-of-view, magnification, arc minutes, seconds, and degrees. 

 Part two in August covers visual and discusses seeing, transparency, darkness, and magnitude. Part three in September covers imaging and discusses Dawes limit, image scale, resolution field-of-view, sensitivity.

The Lowcountry Stargazers will hold their next meeting on Thursday, July 11th at 7pm, at Atlantic Aviation, 6060 S Aviation Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406. This may be a better representation of our meeting location

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Happy Fourth of July!

There's a Riverdogs game tonight, so there's no Astronomy.in the Park. Also, because of Independence Day, our monthly meeting will be next week. Happy Fourth!

Solar Eclipse

Looking at photos of the recent solar eclipse in South America, and all I can say is "wow!"

Take a look at more photos here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Events This Week


UPDATE: Astronomy in the Park is cancelled due to clouds and possible thunderstorms.

Astronomy in the Park is tonight. Currently we have no plans to cancel, but it does look like it might be cloudy. This is what summer in Charleston like, more often than not. We are at Brittlebank Park most Wednesdays beginning around sunset, so come see us sometime!

For more events info, please see our calendar to the right, or our Facebook page.

We also have our monthly meeting, where member James Ross will give a presentation on viewing and tracking satellites and small objects. Our meeting will be Thursday, June 6th at 7pm, at Atlantic Aviation, 6060 S Aviation Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406. This may be a better representation of our meeting location.

Finally on Saturday night, we will be partnering with Hampton Plantation Historic Site for a night of stargazing, weather permitting of course. For more information on this event, please see Hampton Plantation's website or their Facebook Event page.