We encourage and appreciate any ideas that you imaginative members can offer.
Think of this as an opportunity to start and share research activity in astronomy.
Parking is available on the street with payment of $1.50 per hour. There is a FREE (usually) parking garage at 55th and Ellis.
CTA?? Red or Green Lines to Garfield (55th Street); 55th Street Bus to Ellis avenue then walk 3 blocks south.
AUGUST 10, 2013
"Dark Side of the Moon"
concert at Ravinia
Sunday, Sept 8, 2013 at 7PM
Sunday, Sept 8 at 7PM is the "Dark Side of the Moon" concert at Ravinia.
Volunteers from 5 local astronomy organizations will be providing public telescope viewing
of the conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Saturn. We'll also have a nice tent display
of astronomical goodies and activities. We'd really appreciate your coming down!
Astronomers will be able to break camp on Sunday morning, enjoy the state park and, if they want to,
join us at Ravinia for the Dark Side of the Moon Concert. So, let us know if you can make it...
and we'll put you on the RSVP. Registration required, but also FREE : )
Our March 2013 lecturer
University of Illinois at Chicago,
is also co-founder of the
BUILD YOUR OWN SCOPE
Do you want to make the optics for your telescope?
Call Dan Joyce at (773) 580-2480 any day after 10:00 am.
His shop is at 9701 Grand Ave. (under the lawyer's office) in Franklin Park.
Times vary (Right now Wed & Thu 7:30 pm and Sat at 1:30 pm.)
Students have finished up to 23" optics.
Graduated fee for both size and design.
TAKE A COMPREHENSIVE
The Calument Astronomical Society is holding a comprehensive astrophotography course this summer at Conway near . Details can be found at www.casonline.org/CAS/astrophotographyclasses.html
A new observatory / laboratory has been constructed specifically for this purpose, the Mildred Hunter Astrophotography Lab. This observatory, which is a unique asymmetrical roll off roof building, features a 6" refractor sporting cutting edge technology, yet is surprisingly affordable. Encourage your members to sign up, they will learn a lot!
Christopher B. Brownewell
Below is the page that was started some
years ago by
former CAS President and public school teacher Walter Glogowski. Walter is no longer affiliated with
the Chicago Astronomical Society, but his inspiration lives on. Some of the links may no longer work:
Want to Discover a Comet?
ESA/NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)'s realtime coronagraph movies are online. Anyone can access the data. Half of the top ten SOHO comet hunters are amateurs. Oates: 28 discoveries; Stezelberger: 14 discoveries; Boschat: 11 discoveries; Lovejoy: 9 discoveries; and Meyer: 7 discoveries.