Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association
Join us at the September 3 (Wednesday) BMAA Meeting for our featured presentation
A Kickoff to the Fall observing season
We’ll be covering a number of topics:
• Recent conjunction between Venus and Jupiter
• An overview of some comet activity, including two comets available to astronomers now and also the exciting ESA Rosetta mission now in progress giving us fantastic views of Comet 67-P
• A nice live demo on “How telescopes Work”. This is a piece from our Night Sky Network kits that creates a telescope without the optical tube, showing how an image comes to focus. We’ve used this at some starwatches this year and people really enjoy adjusting the lenses and mirrors to make the scope actually work.
• We’ll take a look at some of the tutorials that Brad Miller mentioned that are available from the Royal Canadian Observatory
• We’ll also show how to resample an image for screen/web or email use. Tame those humongous files, yet they’ll still look good.
• Local Fall Astronomy activities and events
• Fall Astronomy highlights
The public is welcome at our meetings beginning at 7:30 pm at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Ave., Ambler, 19002. Look for the black and yellow BMA2 signs.
The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA) is a group of amateur astronomers working together to improve astronomical knowledge and observational skills. We make ourselves and our instruments available to promote public interest in astronomy. BMAA members are a varied group of colleagues who share a curiosity about the sky. Some members are scientists or engineers, while others are artists or craftspeople, building contractors or college students. Ability levels span the range from novice to expert. BMAA members organize and participate in a variety of astronomy related programs:
• Members and guest speakers present lectures or demonstrations on astronomical topics, followed by a group observing session. Meetings are held at the Upper Dublin Luthern Church, 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, 19002.
Members gather at one of several dark-sky sites to help each other hone observing and astrophotography skills.
StarWatches are conducted at several nature centers. The public is invited for an evening of stargazing and observing tips provided by BMAA members and their telescopes.
|Annual membership in BMAA includes a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, CONSTELLATION, membership in the Astronomical League and United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, and discounts to astronomy publications. If you are interested in joining BMAA or in renewing your membership, click here for a membership application.|
Officers of this Pennsylvania non-profit organization are: