Lights... Camera... Action... Getting Started in Astrophotography|
by Clayton Kessler
Astrophotography does not have to be a big "production". You can take
very satisfying, very professional looking, astrophotos with fairly minimal
equipment. If this is a part of the hobby that interests you I urge you
to take the plunge!
Let me give you some background. I have been in the hobby of astronomy
for about three years. I don't make any claim to be some kind of "expert",
by Marty Kunz
Have you seen the sun lately? It looks as if 1999 is getting off to a
good start. Every 11 years the sunspot cycle reaches it's maximum. Usually
a few spots will appear with increasing numbers as the maximum approaches.
However this cycle has started out with a lot of spots and may be the
by Larry Kalinowski
If you haven't seen Apple's new iMac, then you've got quite a kick coming.
It's candy for the eyes. You can just eat it all up in one gulp. No sharp
corners or beige tones. It's translucent sides reveal its tempting innards
and teardrop shape. The rounded corners, make you want to slide your fingers
by David Olceski
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that
will harness the power of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected
computers in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You
can participate by running a screensaver program that downloads and analyzes
radio telescope data. There's a small but captivating possibility that
your computer will detect the faint murmur of a civilization beyond Earth.
To take part in this endeavor, go to http://www.setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu
by Ceil Bondono
Before you learn more about the topic of this month's 'In Focus', Steve
Greene wanted me to be sure and mention that as the WAS incoming president
he promises no impeachable offenses! On a more serious note, Steve says
Away from the Eyepiece
by John Herrgott
Last month I promised a report on Star Hill Inn. My intent was to spend
a week at the inn and then to write of my experiences under their skies.
The trip did not take place due to an unavoidable family obligation. Nonetheless
by Steve Greene
As of January 1, 1999 the dues rates will be changed. This decision was
made at the November 12, 1998 board meeting. This rate will keep the
club solvent for the upcoming year. The rates will be as follows: Family
$37.00; Individual $30.00; Sr. Citizen & College Student $22.00;
Student $17.00. All new memberships and renewals will be billed at these
rates after January 1, 1999.
by Joe Van Poucker
The thing that makes the Warren Astronomical Society a great are its members.
We are very happy to announce the following new members who joined during
December of 1998. Please extend them a warm welcome.
Scott & Theresa Bennett, of Royal Oak
Paul & Lisa Zook and Family, of Shelby Township
Minutes of Meetings
by Bob Watt