Bartlesville Public Library Meeting Room
6:45 p.m. Setup and casual conversation
7:00 p.m. Club Business
7:15 p.m. "Intro to Spring Constellations" by Daryl
BAS Seminar, March 2011
The Cheapskate Astronomer’s Introduction to Astrophotography
Part II: GREMLINS
is an extremely enjoyable and fulfilling activity, but it is a wonder
that we can be successful with all of the gremlins lurking at every
turn. Armed with a little knowledge and lots of planning they can be
defeated. Come listen to the Cheapskate Astronomer, Rick Bryant, as he
introduces you to the most insidious gremlins and shows you the path you
can take to eliminate them.
Cheapskate Astronomer, Dr. Richard Bryant, has been an off and on
amateur astronomer since 1974 when he was given a set of 7x35 binoculars
and a backyard astronomy book for completing the Astronomy Merit Badge.
Rick’s first “astrophotography” was comet Hale-Bopp in 1997 using a
35mm camera on a tripod. Since then, he tried several cameras and
modified web cams before settling on a modified DLSR. It is the perfect
match for his interests in comet, wide field, and deep space
"A Scale of Seeing" by the Editors of Sky & Telescope
For more information read "Beating the Seeing" by Alan M. MacRobert.
March 4 - New Moon. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 20:46 UTC.
March 19 - Full Moon.
The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be
fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 18:10 UTC.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full
Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin
to soften and the earthworms would reappear. This moon has also been
known as the Full Crow Moon, the Full Crust Moon, and the Full Sap Moon.
This will also be the largest full moon of the year because it will be
near perigee, its closest point to the Earth.
March 20 - March Equinox.
The March Equinox occurs at 23:21 UTC. The Sun will shine directly on
the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night
throughout the world. This is also the first day of spring (vernal
equinox) in the northern hemisphere and the first day of fall (autumnal
equinox) in the southern hemisphere.
April 3 - New Moon. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 14:32 UTC.
Bartlesville Astronomical Society - Membership
B.A.S. is an organization of people interested in Astronomy and related fields of science.
The current officers are:
Program Chair &Vice President
Information Officer (Newsletter)
Milt Enderlin / Vicky Travaglini
Additional club positions:
Steve Plank & John Grismore
Steve Plank & Arden
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.
| Month|| Program|| Presenter|
| Jan||The Cheapskate Astronomer’s Introduction to Astrophotography|| Rick Bryant|
| Feb||Ken Willcox: The Birth of an Eclipse Chaser ||Daryl Doughty|
| Mar||The Cheapskate Astronomer’s Introduction to Astrophotography|
Part II: GREMLINS
| Apr||DSLR Astrophotography||Daryl Doughty|
| May||Predicting the future evolution of the Universe, might biology come to play an important role?||Virgil Reese|
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April 4, Monday. Bartlesville Public Library Meeting Room (tentative)
Newsletter Contributions Needed
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