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Newsletter for May 2011

posted Apr 28, 2011, 9:58 AM by James Roe

Newsletter for May 2011

Director's Message

Response to last month's request for committee members to help with the management of ASEM activities was positive, but we will be looking to get even more participation to spread the joy of helping our members and the general public learn more about and better enjoy astronomy. I will be working with the first volunteers to get everything up and running smoothly. One thought for such committees is that they will be able to post news of their plans and activities in this newly enlarged newsletter.

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 3, 2011: Beginners meeting, 7:00 pm at Weldon Spring Interpretive Center, help for beginners, free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 7, 2011: International Astronomy Day. We are still looking for a venue to do a public event during the day time. We have a nice 10x10 sun shelter to set up a booth of sorts, folding tables and chairs and various posters that display solar science information. Of course, we have two H-alpha solar scopes and several with white light filters that can be used and serve as “eye candy.” Does anyone have a suggestion for a suitable venue where we can expect lots of foot traffic? Call me at 636-357-7658 (soon) if you do.

Saturday, May 14, 2011: Regular monthly meeting, Weldon Spring Interpretive Center. Pot luck supper begins at 6:00 pm. Slow Cooker Lasagna for main dish. Program starts at 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011: Digital SIG meeting, 7:00 pm at Weldon Spring Interpretive Center. Help with digital imaging. We will be studying more of members' images and how to process them to best effect. Free, open to public.

Friday Nights: We continue with the public open houses at Broemmelsiek Park if the weather permits. We can always use more telescopes and more folks trained in using the club telescopes there.