Friday/Saturday August 28/29, 2015
Cobscook Bay State Park, Edmunds, Maine
Hosted by the Downeast Amateur Astronomers
Washington County’s own Astronomy Club
Friday August 28(can arrive anytime after 1 p.m.) Set up camping gear, telescope
Friday evening observing if clear
Saturday August 29 Solar observing throughout the day (weather permitting) with Marc Fisher, Maine’s own solar astronomer will have his complete solar set up
12:00 p.m Noon. Astronomy Jeopardy (REVISED) (winner will get prize donated by Downeast Amateur Astronomers)
2:00 p.m. (Guest Speaker)
PhD candidate Lauren Woolsey from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics:
“When astronomers talk about the mysteries of the universe, it is common to think about some distant galaxy or the nature of dark energy. However, there are still many fundamental mysteries about the nearest star to Earth: the Sun! The long days of summer present a great time to talk about these unanswered questions about the Sun. We'll also see how this star compares to others in the galaxy, discuss the connection between the Sun and the Earth, and look at magnificently detailed observations of the Sun's surface and atmosphere”.
4:00 pm (Guest Speaker)
John Stetson, Maine astronomer and teacher will talk on
the Transit of Venus 2012, outreach at the L.C. Bates Museum, measuring the speed of solar flares, observing flares that result in CMEs and auroral activity in Maine, etc.
7:00 p.m. (Guest Speaker)
Marc Fisher, Maine’s own solar astronomer will talk on his automated observatory he operates from his back yard!!!
8:00 p.m. (Guest Speaker)
Paul Butler, Maine astronomer will talk on Astrophotography with emphasis on Moon and Planet shots using CCD’s. as well as using Barlow lenses, Neutral Density Filters, Moon light filters, Tracking and Drive Frequency, Focusing Tools and Editing the Pictures of the Moon and Planets
Saturday evening observing! (Weather permitting)
For more info, contact Charlie Sawyer at 207-214-1846 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Water fountain near by as well as Park toilets. Showers also available in park. Each individual/party bring your own food. There is a small grocery store about 4 miles west on Rt. 1
Bring your scope
And bring your tent
We all know
It’s time well spent
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