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. March 9 or 10; Gary
17 or 17; Gary Dietz, 248-425-5753
Girardin's sent his monthly roundup (see
below) given with
Sky at a Glance
Aldebaran & Venus set in
Jupiter reaches opposition
Moon under M44 Beehive cluster.
close to M35 in Gemini.
Moon & Regulus form tight
& Saturn together all night.
Flower (Budding) Moon
Interesting object to look for:
between Sea of Serentity &
elongation from sun Too close to sun.
Sets 2 1/2 Hours after sunset
by month end
Rises 1.30AM. Earth catching
up to it.
In Libra. Reaches opposition
Too close to dawn to observe.
Name & Background
Plow in Britain.
Egyptians saw hippo or chariot
Added to Messier list. Could
be NGC 4866
It was guide for
slaves to escape. "Follow the drinking gourd"
saw cup as a bear with
in the handle
The Hunting Dogs
NE of Cor Caroli
Hunting dogs of
Bootes chasing after bears.
Johannes Hevelius in 17 centruy
Izar Double star.
looks similar to our sun
promised the Gods her hair
Black Eye galaxy
to protect her
husband at war. Once considered Virgo's hair.
Spica. Latin ear of wheat left
Only Female figure
in the Zodiac
One of oldest
VIRGO CLUSTER OF GALAXIES
CONTAINS 3,000 GALAXIES
Alchiba. Just outside polygon.
Sits near cup, but
Antennae Colliding galaxies.
Greek God Apollo
requested cup of water,
but crow was
distracted fig riping on tree.
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
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