SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, April 21, 2017 7:30pm
Kevin Evans, PhD
Missouri State University
McDonnell Hall, Room 162, Washington University
accessible from Forsyth Blvd. between Tolman Way and Chaplain Drive
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.
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
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
September SLAS Collective Solar Eclipse
November: William McKinnon, PhD -
PLUTO Washington University
December: Amy E Kimball –Radio Quasars & the VLA “Skype “- National Radio Astronomy Observatory
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
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!
Sign up for the
St. Louis Eclipse Expo!
June 17, 2017
St. Louis County
MSRAL 2017 Convention
Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11
@ Missouri State University
Hosted by the Ozarks Amateur Astronomers Club, the Springfield Astronomical Society, the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science and the College of Natural and Applied Sciences of Missouri State University
Friday, June 9: Check in, Star B Q and Tour of MSU's Baker Observatory
Saturday, June 10: Talks, Boxed Lunch, Banquet
Sunday, June 11: Talks, Convention over by Noon
Hotel and Dorms available. Information at the registration link above.
Click the link above for more information about the SLAS Library Telescope Program
Would you like a
Star Party or Speaker for your group or event?
Simply fill out the form at the link below! Our Star Party Coordinator will be in touch to set up the event for you!
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click on the link below for a membership form!
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Quick Observing References
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 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!
Buying a Telescope?
Here are some resources to assist.
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
Night Sky Update
Got a question about astronomy? Try Cornell University's
"Ask an Astronomer"
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