Monthly Archives: March 2014

Greg Eckes

Asteroid Occults Regulas

On Wednesday evening, March 19th, a rare astronomical event will take place. The asteroid Erigone will pass in front of the star Regulus in the constellation Leo. For people living in New York and eastern Canada this event will take place at 2:07 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. They will actually see Regulus disappear for 14 seconds.… Read the rest

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Butch Demmers

Nice Book!

My wife brought this book home  for me to review last week.  I liked it, and would recommend it as a resource for you astronomy library.

http://www.amazon.com/Astronomy-101-Wormholes-Theories-Discoveries/dp/1440563594/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394911817&sr=1-1&keywords=astronomy+101Read the rest

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Butch Demmers

Starsplitter II For Sale

DSCN0064I have a 15″ (f4.5) Starsplitter II truss dob with NGC Max digital setting circles for sale.  I have attached a complete description of the equipment being offered as well as some photos.  If interested I can be reached via this website or 559-786-7173.

Thanks.

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Butch Demmers

Class Wrap-Up

Well, we’ve done it…we completed the first TAA Basic Astronomy for Amateurs  class, and what a class it was!  I would like to thank all of you who participated, and hope that it helped increase your knowledge of astronomy  and appreciation for the night sky.  We certainly appreciate all of the good comments we received on the class, and will be working to implement some of your recommendations for the next one.  … Read the rest

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