Contacts - Addison
Oaks Site These
are nights for public and member viewing with the Club 17.5"
scope available. Designated members below should be
contacted to meet at the site and open the gate to the observing
Other dates by arrangement. February 16 or 17; Dana
February 9 or 10; Gary Dietz, 248-425-5753
Girardin's sent his monthly roundup (see
below) given with
Sky at a Glance
Moon near Regulus.
light at dusk. Look for pyramid of light.
Mars Near Antares before dawn.
Saturn above teapot.
moon near Aldebaran. Occults
Moon leads Regulus. Occults.
(Sucker Fish) Moon
Interesting object to look for:
Ocean of Storms .
Mare, very old.
conjunction on 2/17.
Just past superior conjunction
& difficult to see.
lower left of Jupiter above
Rises 2 AM first of month. In
Aquarius. Lost in Sun's
Name & Background
The Mountain Cat
Nothing there. 7 stars non
Named by Johannes
Needed eyes like
Castor. The horseman.
Sextuple, Bright white.
Sons of Zues
Pollux. The boxer. Brightest
star. Golden color.
Brothers of Helen
120 Stars.Western edge of
Sailors asked for
protection from storms
Multiple Star middle of
Tropic of Cancer
Praesepe (Beehive). 75 stars.
Hercules in his fight
65 Stars. Near Alpha Star.
Procyon. Meaning before the
Constellation. Just 3 stars.
Next to Milky Way.
Winter triangle with Betelguese & Sirius
Oakland Astronomy Club Monthly Meeting Minutes
called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. An agenda was provided to
8 members and 1 guest were in
Mark Jeffery –
Wabar: Learning from the Middle of No-Where
View through the
club’s 17.5” Dobsonian Scope at the Addison Oaks County Park, or
bring your own.
Call the numbers
listed below to verify viewing opportunities. (Weather permitting,
one of the two nights will be chosen)
Jan 19-20 Gary Dietz 248.425.5753
Feb 19-20 Gary Dietz 248.425.5753
Feb 16-17 Dana Tousley 248.841.6528
Mar 9-10 Gary Dietz 248.425.5753
Mar 16-17 Gary Dietz 248.425.5753
Bloomfield Parks & Rec Full Moon Walk. Tuesday Jan 30 7:00 –
8:30 pm 4640 Walnut Lake Rd. West Bloomfield
Nature Center Astro Evening March 16 6:00-8:00
Conference & Swap Meet April 7 details tbd
Farms June 22-23 details tbd
Star Gaze September 6-9
Dave Holt gave the report.
Investigating trip to
Superconducting Cyclotron Lab at MSU
Gary showed completed end cover for
club scope, will be crafting another for other end.
Next presentation: Comfortable cold
Monthly OAC meeting – Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve 333 N Hill
For Schedule of
Events and map, click on the image at left
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Michigan Astronomer's Image
The North American Nebula, NGC7000
The North American Nebula is captured in
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