At the Observatory|
by Marty Kunz
Now that the temperature has warmed up a bit, it's time for all of us
fair weather observers to get out and do some observing. The number one
excuse, THE BIG CHILL, is no longer valid. Likewise, if you don't have
a telescope or if you have a new one but don't know how to use it, not
a problem; come on out to the club's observatory, Stargate, which holds
a 12.5 inch cassigrain telescope on equatorial mount.
Each month Observatory Chairman Rick Gossett will hold an open house for
members and non-members (this includes kids too). For the past two months
by Larry Kalinowski
The night of April 18 will give observers a chance to record the occultation
of Aldebaran by the Moon. With a slender crescent showing, video cameras
shouldn't have any trouble catching the star's disappearance behind the
darkened limb about 11:15 PM EDT (3:15 UT). The Moon will be very low,
about 10 degrees above the horizon with Venus near. The picture should
be quite interesting if Aldebaran shows up in your video camera.
Due to a fortunate set of circumstances, I've been able to purchase seven
copies of SIRIUS, a planetarium program that will run in Windows 3.1,
95 or 98. The program comes complete on a floppy disk and includes an
instruction manual for installation and operation. It's designed to be
Minutes of Meetings
by LoriAnn Skonieczny
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 March of 1999. Please extend them a warm welcome.
WAS Anniversaries for May
- Umar H. Brown; Mt. Clemens, MI
- Danny Cross; Roseville, MI
- Sanders Park; Westland, MI
by Joe Van Poucker
To All Sky & Telescope Magazine Subscribers:
I received notice this month that the Club Discount Subscription Rates
have gone up from $27.00 to $29.95. The new rate is in effect for all
new and renewing subscriptions, however, any recently submitted subscriptions
at the $27 rate will be accepted.
I was also informed that if a member receives a renewal notice at the
$27 rate it will be accepted as long as the renewal notice and payment
is sent to Sky Publishing via the club's treasurer.
In other News:
I am still submitting a member's anniversaries column to the WASP. I
am aware the club's membership info may be incorrect. If you see your
name mentioned in the column and know that the info is incorrect please
contact me so we can get the membership database updated.