We will have a special video presentation by Fred Espanek. This talk was actually given at the 2016 NEAF meeting. It’s one of the best, detailed explanations describing all of the potential weather and observing conditions across the entire U.S. path for the 2017 eclipse. So if you’re planning to travel to observe the eclipse, this presentation will help you prepare for wherever your observing location might be.
Our monthly meetings at the Upper Dublin Lutheran Church (411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, 19002) are open to the public, beginning at 7:30 pm.
The special presentation will deal with aspects of the telescope for observing; types, advantages/disadvantages, selection and maintenance. We will also have a silent auction for a variety of telescopes that have been donated to BMAA (large, small and in-between).
Our meetings, starting at 7:30 pm, are open to the public at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, 19002.
Tonight’s BMAA monthly meeting is on “Stargazing from the Suburbs” – tips and techniques. Long time local visual observer, Bernie Kosher will tell us how to maximize our sometimes less than stellar skies here in the Phillyburbs. 7:30 PM at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church Susquehanna & Butler Pike in Ambler, PA. Free and open to the public – all are welcome!
A description about eye anatomy and visual observing will answer questions about why we need to dark adapt, why we don’t see colors when observing and, if you wear glasses, is it necessary to wear them when observing.
Star Charts: an historical perspective by a former director of LVAAS. He’s been studying and collecting antique star charts and atlases for 30 years. He will take us on a journey from the dawn of printing in the 15th century to modern times, showing us how maps of the heavens have evolved and how the art and science of celestial cartography progressed through the centuries.
Our meetings starting at 7:30 pm, are open to the public, and held at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, PA, 19002.