APOLLO 11 OR Johannes Kepler???
This month’s program may be a
bit of a toss up. The GSC asked if
we could do an observing session in
observance of the 50th anniversary
of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
With a little rearranging of the
schedule and some quick emails, it
looks like we can pull it off.
Here’s the game plan. The club
will meet at the usual time. The
scheduled talk will be put off until a
later time, there will be a Sky Tonight
talk to go over what we'll be looking at
later (mostly for visitors), and then
have an abbreviated business meeting
in the OmniSphere. This would give
time afterwards for setting up
telescopes, etc. before sunset at 8:35. I
think the GSC is going to provide
snacks of some sort, so the Club
probably does not need to provide any.
The Sun does not set until 8:35
and it will not be dark until about 9:30.
Jupiter will already be up at sunset and
Saturn might be above the trees by
then, it rises at 8:00. Unfortunately the
Moon does not rise until 10:35 and
will not clear the trees until at least
11:00 at the earliest.
All this is predicated on clear
weather. According to the forecasts I
have seen there's a good chance it will
be clear, baring popup thunderstorms.
In the case of bad weather, the
originally scheduled program about
Johannes Kepler will go on.
As always members are invited
As always, GAC members are
invited to gather for dinner prior to
the meeting at the Golden Corral on
Lawndale Dr. at 6:00.