SLAS October MeetingThe October
15th meeting of SLAS will feature John Duchek and David Hall. They have
done extensive testing of eyepiece transmission and are presenting and
discussing their eyepiece transmission experiment. It is an update to
the presentation given at MSRAL 2003 in Tulsa and later published in
Cloudy Nights website. They have new data to present of our measurements
of light transmission through popular eyepieces. In addition to the
test results, the presentation includes an explanation of reflection
at air-to-glass interfaces and how anti-reflective coatings are used
to improve transmission of eyepieces. They discuss improvements to the
test setup and efforts to eliminate sources of error.
John Duchek has a doctorate
in Chemistry and has worked for more than 30 years in the chemical industry
as a researcher, plant manager and troubleshooter, and college professor.
He currently works at Tyco-Healthcare in St. Louis.
David Hall is an electronics
engineer with more than 30 years experience primarily in the aerospace
industry. Currently, he design laser electronics for Cutting Edge Optronics
in St. Charles.
If you are an observer,
you won’t want to miss this one! SLAS regular meetings are held
at 7:30 pm in room 162 McDonnell Hall on the campus of Washington University.
Directions and maps are at the back of this issue.