Wednesday, August 21, 2019

August Newsletter and Upcoming Events

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

We've had a quiet few weeks recently, but that's about to change. Astronomy in the Park starts back up next week, our monthly meeting is Thursday, September 5th at 7pm, and our next Dark Night Astronomy event will be on October 5th. 

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