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February 2011


February 7, 2011 Meeting
 
Bartlesville Public Library Meeting Room

 
   6:45 p.m.   Setup and casual conversation
   7:00 p.m.   Club Business
   7:15 p.m.   What's News?

   7:30 p.m.

Ken Willcox: The Birth of an Eclipse Chaser

Presenter - Daryl Doughty

Daryl Doughty and Ken Willcox first met in the mid 60's, when they both started working for the Bureau of Mines Petroleum Station in Bartlesville.  They quickly realized that they had a common interest in astronomy.  By the late 60's, shifts in educational plans and career interests sent them in different directions, but eventually both returned to Bartlesville and they renewed their friendship and their common interest in astronomy.

In February 1979, Daryl received a call from Ken, proposing that they take a trip north, into Canada, to observe a total eclipse of the Sun.  They loaded up Ken's car, and along with a friend from Tulsa, headed north.  Daryl's program and slide show this month will describe their adventure and show the results of Ken's eclipse photography.
2011 Programs

 Month Program Presenter
 JanThe Cheapskate Astronomer’s Introduction to Astrophotography Rick Bryant
 FebKen Willcox: The Birth of an Eclipse Chaser Daryl Doughty
 MarPredicting the future evolution of the Universe, might biology come to play an important role?Virgil Reese
 AprDSLR AstrophotographyDaryl Doughty
 May
 
 Jun 
 Jul
 
 Aug  
 Sept  
 Oct  
 Nov  
 Dec  


Asteroid February 9 - Asteroid 2009 UN3 Close Approach.
New Moon February 14 - New Moon
Conjunction February 16 - Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.
Full Moon February 28 - Full Moon
New Moon March 15 - New Moon

(Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy_calendar_2011.html)


Bartlesville Astronomical Society - Membership

 

B.A.S. is an organization of people interested in Astronomy and related fields of science.

The current officers are:

President

John Grismore

Information/Publicity

Fred Frey

Treasurer/Secretary

Milt Enderlin / Vicky Travaglini

 

Additional club positions:

Member at Large

Joyce Gray - Education Coordinator

Program Chairman

James Vogh

Astronomical League

John Grismore

Newsletter

Mike Woods

 

Membership is open to everyone interested in any aspects of astronomy. 

Adult. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $20.00

Students (through 12th grade) . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $10.00

Magazine Subscription (reduced rate for members)

Sky & Telescope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . .  $32.95


B.A.S. is a registered, non-profit organization.

 

 


 

Next Meeting

March 7, Monday. Bartlesville Public Library Meeting Room (tentative)


Newsletter Contributions Needed

Our club newsletter is reaching more people each month, and member contributions in the form of short articles, interesting news items, alerts of upcoming astronomical events or activities, descriptions of personal observations or useful equipment, and observing tips, are encouraged.  Recurring columns or multipart articles are also welcome.  Please submit your contributions to Mike Woods or to bvilleastro@gmail.com  .


For Sale

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT GoTo Reflector Telescope.  Includes Soft Case, manual, etc…  Can be powered by 8 internal AA batteries or included 12V power cord.  Asking $250.  Contact Duane Perkins, phone: 336-5096 or email: dperkins@sbcglobal.net.


I've purchased a condo at forest creek and selling my home. im selling my 12" orion intelliscope dob because the deck is not large enough for that size scope. there is a photo of it in the photo section. it cost $1095 plus shipping. the azimuth movement was upgraded with a scope stuff kit. the cart and a orion 8" ota all gos with this package. im asking only $450 for it. just thought i would give the members first shot at it before i post it on astromart (pick up only)thanks, don



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