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MSRAL 2006 Convention

SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, May 20, 2016 7:30pm
McDonnell Hall, Washington University

Extra Solar Planets


Heather Knutson, PhD.
California Institute of Technology

 SLAS Meeting Description and Agenda

Upcoming Meetings:

June 17, 2016 - Meteorologist Mike Roberts
July 15, 2016 - Jane Rix - Sketching the Night Sky
August 19, 2016 - John Wharton, St. Louis Science Center - The 2017 Eclipse - One Year Out
September 16, 2016 - Gary Gackstatter - Archeoastronomy of Chaco Canyon
October 21, 2016 - Kater Murch, PhD - Washington University - How LIGO pushes the limits of quantum measurement detect gravity

| 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!

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Mid-States Region of the Astronomical League Convention
June 3-5
Columbia, MO

Registration is now live! Click for more information and the registration page!


Library Telescopes

Click the link above for more information about the SLAS Library Telescope Program

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2017 Solar Eclipse

Quick Observing References

Mark Jones' Astronomical Highlights for 2016 (pdf)

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 April, 2016

Take the Night Sky Network With You!

The Night Sky Network is now available as an app on the iphone, ipad or ipod touch.  It is called Go Star Watch and is available through the app store for FREE or at this site on iTunes:
 iTunes App

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

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

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

SLAS logo file pdf  jpg altjpg

LARGE SLAS logo file

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