Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Newsletter

Our January newsletter is out. Check it out here. You can also view past issues by using the link to the right.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Poem for a Cold Sunday Morning

Duet on Mars, by John Updike

Said Spirit to Opportunity, 
   “I’m feeling rather frail, 
With too much in my memory, 
   Plus barrels of e-mail.” 

Responded Opportunity, 
   “My bounce was not so bad, 
But now they send me out to see 
   These dreary rocks, bedad!” 

“It’s cold up here, and rather red,” 
   Sighed Spirit. “I feel faint.” 
Good Opportunity then said, 
   “Crawl on, without complaint! 

“This planet needs our shovels’ bite 
   And treadmarks in the dust 
To tell if life and hematite 
   Pervade its arid crust.” 

“There’s life, by all the stars above, 
   On Mars—it’s you and I!” 
Blithe Spirit cried. “Let’s rove, my love, 
   And meet before we die!”

Friday, January 6, 2017

CANCELLED Public Observing at Mullet Hall, January 7th

Due to inclement weather this weekend, are forced to cancel our Astronomy event on Saturday night. We will have more events at Mullet Hall throughout 2017, as well as Astronomy in the Park on most Wednesdays, so come see us!

Weather permitting, join Lowcountry Stargazers at their dark sky site at Mullet Hall for an evening of stargazing, Saturday, January 7th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Observe visible planets, the moon, and some deep-sky objects from one of the darker sites in the Charleston area.

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center is located at 2662 Mullet Hall Road, Johns Island, SC 29455. Drive past the main entrance to the trailhead entrance on the left (less than 1/4 mile). There will be someone to help with parking. Please bring a flashlight; red cellophane will be provided to cover the lens.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January Meeting

The Lowcountry Stargazers will hold their next meeting on Thursday, January 5th at 7pm, at Atlantic Aviation, 6060 S Aviation Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406. Hope you can join us!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Last-Minute Christmas Gift

Need a last minute Christmas gift for the astronomer in your life? How about a laser pointer?

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

See the International Space Station in December

The month of December offers many opportunities to watch the International Space Station fly over. This article lists multiple ways for you to find out when it will be overhead.