Upcoming Meetings and Events
The proposed dates for our star gazes at Wind Creek State Park (near
Alexander City, AL) have been accepted by the park personnel. The first
date, Saturday, June 8, is coming up this weekend. Right now, the
extended weather forecast shows possible clouds and showers for most of
Saturday, but that could change. As in the past, the viewing site is the
"Snake Island" peninsula. If you are not familiar with this location,
ask one of the park attendants at the entrance station. AAS
members should identify themselves at the entrance station to get free
admission to help with the programs. In the event of rain, the program
may be cancelled. Interested club members can contact Mike Lewis via
email or phone for updated information.
Here are all of the event dates for this year:
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 24
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
July 20, 2019 : Rick Evans is coordinating with the Montgomery Biscuits
baseball stadium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11
landing on the Moon on July 20, before the baseball game. He's trying
to invite the folks from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Rick is also planning a laser show before
the game to recreate the event. Rick is hoping that AAS will have some telescopes (including the solar scope before sunset) set up for the fans to see. Maybe we'll be able to see Jupiter and Saturn through the glare of the stadium lights, but first pitch will be about 6:00pm.
The good news is that this will be on a Saturday evening. The bad
news -- the Moon doesn't rise until about the 9th inning.
For the latest on coverage of our events, see the latest edition of the Astrofiles newsletter.
AAS meeting in room 215 of Davis Hall (Aerospace
Engineering) at 7:45 PM CT on the AU Campus.