WASP
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The Warren Astronomical Society Paper
WAS
Volume 32, Number 8August, 2000

astro chatter Astro Chatter
by Larry Kalinowski

Finally, members of the computer group got to see the program REAL SKY at the last meeting. The owner of the Southern Sky version, Jon Root, let us run it on Jeff Charles' laptop computer. Comprised of about twenty CD-ROM disks, the program shows amazing, photographic detail. Some of the NGC objects, like M42, were too large to be shown all at once on the screen. It's a wonderous sight to be looking at the actual Palomar survey. Dust lanes and spiral arms are the norm for many of the NGC objects we looked at. If you're tired of looking at elliptical representations of [continued]

icon New Members
by Joe Van Poucker


icon Selfridge ANG Base Day Camp
by Joe Van Poucker

On June 22, the WAS gave a solar observing presentation to approximately 150 scouts and parents at the Selfridge Air National Guard base. They were having a day camp there and asked us to come out. Steve Green, Rick Gossett, Blaine Mccullough,and Joe VanPoucker set up 4 telescopes on the shoreline of Lake St. Clair. In between passing clouds and fighter aircraft overhead, the scouts and parents had the opportunity to observe sunspot groups. Most of the families were tired and went home before it even got dark so we did not get to show them any other objects.

Be sure to see the pictures from this event.

icon The Swap Shop
by Larry Kalinowski




astro chatter Astro Chatter, continued

galaxies and nebulae, or letters and numbers where those objects should be on your planetarium programs, this is the program to have. Serious observers wouldn't be satisfied with anything else.

Here's one more mention of the upcoming Kensington, GLAAC, public star party on July 21 & 22. If this newsletter reaches you before it happens. All the astronomy clubs in southern Michigan will have some representatives and telescopes there. The WAS needs all the help it can get. If you have the free time to be there on Friday, Saturday or both days, come on over and show off your 'scope or give someone else some relief time. Comet Linear S4 is expected to draw quite a crowd. Since it'll be a third or fourth magnitude object, small telescopes and binoculars will be needed for observations.

The July computer meeting will be held at Gary Gathen's home on Thursday, the 27th. His address is 21 Elm Park. Three blocks south of the I-696 expressway and about half a block west of Woodward in Pleasant Ridge. The August computer meeting will be on the 24th. You can reach Gary at 248-543-3366 for further information.

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icon New Members

  • New Members for June 2000:
  • W.A.S. Anniversaries for August 2000:
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    icon The Swap Shop

    This is a new column for those who are interested in buying, trading or selling items. Call 810-776-9720 (larrykalinowski@yahoo.com) if you want to put an item for sale or trade in this section of the WASP. The ad will run for six months. The month and year the ad will be removed, is also shown.
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    icon Pictures from Selfridge ANG Base Day Camp


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    Steve, Joe, and Blaine

    Steve

    Rick

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