This page contains items of interest from recent membership meetings and includes links to actual presentations and websites referenced during the meeting. We encourage anyone to come out to our meetings. Directions can be found on the Meetings page.
The material is organized with the most recent meeting first. Please scroll down this page to see all of the material available. Note that the links on this page were active at the time of the meeting and may have since become broken links.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Here is an electronic copy of Tom Sobocan's presentation on “The August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse”. Note the file is in PDF format.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Here is an electronic copy of Susan Sawyer-Beaulieu's presentation on “Getting Into Solar Imaging”. Note the file is in PDF format.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Here is an electronic copy of Susan Sawyer-Beaulieu's presentation on “Solar Filters – Ready Made and Home Made”. Note the file is in PDF format.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Here is a link to the images in Paul's D of O report: http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Here is an electronic copy of Pete Bondy and Steve Mastellotto's presentation on Telescope Basics. Note the file is in PDF format.
Here is a link to the original Messier catalog pages as published (in French): http://www.seds.org/messier/xtra/Mcat/mcat1781.html.
Here is the link to the "NASA EDGE Live: Sun-Earth Day - Magnetic Storms" show that Juliana referred to which NASA is streaming on March 20, 2010 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Here is the link to the planetarium software that Steve Mastellotto demonstrated: http://www.stellarium.org and here is the link to the software that Juliana Grigorescu demonstrated: http://www.alcyone.de/index.html note that the Planet Visibility program is the third one down the page.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The web site with detailed information on the fragments of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann is:
The following links were provided at the end of Dr. Baylis' talk:
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
The site for information on outdoor lighting that was featured in a recent S&T article that Dan mentioned is: http://starrynightlights.com/
Also, some suggestions from Dan on approaching your favourite outdoor light supplier:
- Bring a picture
- Try to get past the shelf jockey and talk to the manager
- Look up stock lines via the internet before approaching the store (it is much easier if existing supplier lines are used) or get some examples from http://starrynightlights.com/
- Request a price/place an order
- Bring cash - important (money does talk)
- May lead to LPA stock on shelves
- In the future share your experiences, add suggestions