Photo of the Transit of Mercury using a 600mm lens behind a solar
filter. Also cropped in for a better view.
Never look at the sun without proper eye protection.
You can watch it here. http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html
Comet Challange: Comet C/2014 S2 PANSTARRS
This comet begins the month in Ursa Major at magnitude 10.6. Look for a
2.5' coma. It should fade by about 0.8 magnitudes by month's end.
Visible in small telescopes.
Fort Frederick State Park Astronomy Program
When: Sat, May 28, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Where: Ft. Frederick State Park, Big Pool, MD (map)
Come join the park naturalist for a night of star gazing and sky navigation.
Visitors will learn the basics of sky navigation and telescope use while
looking through the park's 10" Dobsonian reflecting telescope. Visitors are
welcome to bring their own viewing devices as well. In the case of clouds or
rain an indoor astronomy education program will be offered. Park entrance
Next Club Meeting - May 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm.
The Tristate Astronomers will meet on Wednesday May 18, 2016 at the Brish Planetarium.
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Doors open for informal discussion in the planetarium along with
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
TriState Astronomers Monthly Meeting: Presentation followed by officer
All regular meetings of the TriState Astronomers are free and
open to the public. Bring a friend and share the excitement of amateur
Defending The Dark
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