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SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, February 17, 2017 7:30pm
McDonnell Hall, Washington University

CosmoQuest: Mapping the Moon
and Planets On Home Computers
by
Dr. Pamela Gay
CosmoQuest and the Astronomical
Society of the Pacific

Upcoming Meetings:

March - Christine Floss, PhD -Astronomy with a Microscope: Studying Stardust in the Laboratory - Washington University
April - Kevin Evans, PhD - Weaubleau Impact Structure - Missouri State University
May - Kara Kundert - Cosmic Epoch of Re-Ionization "Skype" - University of California - Berkeley
June - Panel Discussion: Dr. Mike Reynolds, Dr. Angela Speck, Dr. Michael Zieler, Mitzi Adams, John Weis. Note: meeting will be held at the Greensfelder Recreation Center in Queeny Park for this meeting only! 
July: Ryan Clegg-Watkins, PhD - Exploring the Moon from Orbit: Paving the Way for Future Astronaut Explorers - Washington University
August: TBA
September SLAS Collective Solar Eclipse Results
October: TBA
November: William McKinnon, PhD - PLUTO Washington University
December: Amy E Kimball –Radio Quasars & the VLA  “Skype “- National Radio Astronomy Observatory

 SLAS Meeting Description and Agenda

NOTICE OF PARKING RESTRICTIONS FOR THIRD-FRIDAY MEETINGS

    You will need to park in the yellow zones, car pool spaces, or at meters while attending the Friday evening meetings. Current University policy allows red zone parking only for University red zone permit holders. We have requested an exception to the policy, but University action on this request is still pending. At this point, the red zone restriction is in force. Violators are subject to receiving University parking tickets, which carry $35 fines.
     The nearest yellow zone spaces are on Forsyth Blvd. and in front of the greenhouses, two buildings west (away from Forest Park) of McDonnell Hall. The greenhouse lot has both red and yellow zone parking, so be sure that you are not in a posted red zone. Meter spaces are free after 6 p.m. Car pool spaces are marked and available after 2 p.m. Should all of these spaces be filled, you will find the nearest yellow zone spaces about a quarter-mile west, by the Business School's Olin Hall, or a quarter-mile east, behind the Steinberg Art Gallery.
    Handicap Parking is exempt from the above rules.

Upcoming Meetings:

March - Christine Floss, PhD -Astronomy with a Microscope: Studying Stardust in the Laboratory - Washington University
April - Kevin Evans, PhD - Weaubleau Impact Structure - Missouri State University
May - Kara Kundert - Cosmic Epoch of Re-Ionization "Skype" - University of California - Berkeley
June - Panel Discussion: Dr. Mike Reynolds, Dr. Angela Speck, Dr. Michael Zieler, Mitzi Adams, John Weis. Note: meeting will be held at the Greensfelder Recreation Center in Queeny Park for this meeting only! 
July: Ryan Clegg-Watkins, PhD - Exploring the Moon from Orbit: Paving the Way for Future Astronaut Explorers - Washington University
August: TBA
September SLAS Collective Solar Eclipse Results
October: TBA
November: William McKinnon, PhD - PLUTO Washington University
December: Amy E Kimball –Radio Quasars & the VLA  “Skype “- National Radio Astronomy Observatory

| Past AND Future SLAS meetings |
The page linked above has links to descriptions of scheduled future meetings and past meetings for SLAS dating back to 2001

| Meeting Location |
McDonnell Hall, Room 162, Washington University
accessible from Forsyth Blvd. between Tolman Way and Chaplain Drive

All SLAS regular meetings are FREE and open to the public.  SLAS meetings are always held at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Friday of the month at Washington University. See the calendar below for links and maps.

The SLAS calendar is part of the Night Sky Network. Check out all the features available at the site. You can check out events, join the Society, request a star party for your school or organization, or if you're a member, check on status of events and find out what events need volunteers and RSVP for those events. If you are traveling, you can find star parties and other events on NSN for any location in the country!


SLAS CALENDAR

 

 

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St. Louis Eclipse Expo!
June 17, 2017
10am-5pm
Queeny Park
St. Louis County

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2017 Solar Eclipse Info

Library Telescope Program

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Mark Jones' Astronomical Highlights for 2017 (pdf)

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Quick Observing References

52 Finest Objects for Public Nights(excel)

pdf version of Finest Objects for Public Nights

Need an observing challenge this fall and want to have some fun with it, too?  This list is for you!

SLAS Newsletters

The Event Horizon January, 2017

SLAS Web Resources

The SLAS Web Resource Guide

The SLAS Astronomy Resources Handout

SLAS Astrophotography Resource Guide

The Websurfer's Guide to the Universe!All of the sites from Rich Heuermann's talk from the July meeting!

The Night Sky Network Home Page

Website for the new Loop Planet Walk

What's Up Tonight, Doc? Spreadsheet
http://www.astronomyclub.org/wud.htm

Saguaro Astronomical Database http://www.saguaroastro.org/content/downloads.htm

Link to convert Sky Quality Meter readings to magnitude for skies and vice versa.

ASP Education materials to allow students to duplicate the observations of Galileo

N2YO Real Time Satellite Tracking

AL Observing Earth Orbiting Satellites Club Page

Have a question that deals with Astronomy??
Ask the Astronomy Experts from the UK!

Interested in Buying a Telescope?
Here are some resources to assist.

Space Shuttle Headquarters for NASA

Observing tonight?  Check out Allan Rahill's page which has a forecast for seeing conditions and numerical system for recording conditions

SLSC Night Sky Update

Got a question about astronomy? Try Cornell University's "Ask an Astronomer" web site

Images
A gallery of members' astronomical pictures.

Want to help reduce sky glow in our area? Here's how to do it with Ameren UE's assistance.

NSN Observing Cards PDF Red version

Mark Jones Power Point from Homemade Fest

Mark Jones Lunar Club 100 Power Point

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LARGE SLAS logo file

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