Welcome to the official home page of the Saint Louis Astronomical Society

Devoted to the Interest and Advancement
of the Science of Astronomy

Home > pastmeetings > 201011meeting.htm
Join SLASdialogs
Member Log in to Night Sky Network
Member Log in to SLASdialogs
Contact SLAS
Weather and Clear Sky Clocks
Mid States Region
Astronomical League
SLAS Events
Local Universities and Observatories
Other Clubs
Other Discussion Groups
Sky Links
Vendor Links
WWW Links
SLAS Observing
Star Parties
Astronomical Organizations
Recent updates
MSRAL 2006 Convention

SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, February 18, 2011
McDonnell Hall
Washington University

Star Gazing, Planet Watching:
Tips and Targets

William Biermann, Don Ficken,
and Mark Jones

St. Louis Astronomical Society

     Bill Biermann, Don Ficken and Mark Jones of the St. Louis Astronomical Society will lead a discussion about observing the night skies at the February meeting of the Society.
     Even the night skies above cities and suburbs offer stunning views of planets, star clusters, and interstellar dust clouds to viewers with binoculars and amateur telescopes. Within about an hour?s drive of St. Louis city lights, these astronomical showcases glow against jet-black country skies. Three veteran night sky observers will offer tips about selecting, finding, and viewing interesting objects, as well as comment about equipment options and accessories.

Upcoming meetings:
March - Dr. (MD) Joseph Marcus, former editor of the Comet News Service, on the chemical composition of comets

This site established February 20, 2001.
| Recent updates | Contact the Webmaster |
 The text and images found on this site are produced by members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society (SLAS). 
Use of this material without the consent of the Society is prohibited.