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9/18/2020
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9/17/2020 8:20:44 PM
Springfield Astronomical Society September Meeting

The Springfield Astronomical Society's September Meeting will be September 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM Central Time and will be an on-line Zoom Meeting.

Dale Flippo will be presenting and the topic will be "Buying a Telescope".

If you have not used Zoom before log on 15 minutes or so early to set up your audio and video.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2053336073?pwd=bmZnOFl5bExSd0tNZlVMbEI5K3B6QT09 Meeting ID: 205 333 6073 Passcode: 2112

9/14/2020 8:30:35 PM
Astronomy Zoom Presentation October 20, 2020

David Jarkins Springfield Astronomical Society member and NASA Solar System Ambassador will be presenting "Our Neighbors Next Door- Alien Life on Europa" via Zoom with the Christian County Library on October 20, 2020.

When most people think of the search for life on another planet, they imagine some kind of intelligent humanoid creature. While creatures like that may exist, it is far more likely that we will find other forms of life more prevalent. The presentation examines what we believe are the requirements for a habitable world, where we have searched, and where we may find life close to home.

To register for this online event go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuceCgqTsqE9dMaZn8-IjoK7HmI0fDYVsy



7/12/2020 9:16:32 PM
NO Springfield Astronomical Society Meeting

Comet NEOWISE is now visible in the morning skies. It is just visible with the unaided eye, but easily spotted with binoculars.

Here is a finder chart for this object:

https://theskylive.com/c2020f3-info

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Springfield Green County Library have cancelled all activities in their meeting rooms until August 31, 2020.

Once they have lifted the restrictions, we will update this page and let everyone know when the next meeting will be held.



2/7/2020 8:01:09 PM
Springfield Astronomical Society February January Meeting

The next meeting of The Springfield Astronomical Society will be Tuesday February 25, 7:00 PM at The Library Center in room A.

The topic will be "Photometry - An Introduction for Amateur Astronomers". Please make plans to attend!

Photometry is the measurement of light. Professional and amateur astronomers use photometry to understand the characteristics of astronomical bodies. This presentation introduces the concept of photometry, how it is used in astronomy, some of the discoveries made, and how an amateur astronomy can make photometric measurements.

This is a high-level, non-technical introduction to the topic. It starts with a description of photometry, provides a short history including the creation of the AAVSO and how professional astronomers use the procedure with an overview on the Kepler mission. The presentation continues with techniques for visual and CCD photometry, and concludes with photometry by amateur astronomers to perform citizen science.



11/21/2019 8:42:26 PM
Springfield Astronomical Society November Meeting

There will be NO meeting for the Springfield Astronomical Society during December.

The next meeting will be January 28th, 2020.

This will be our annual 'Christmas Telescope' meeting. If you have purchased or received a new telescope and are needing help or information about using it, bring it to this meeting.

The Springfield Astronomical Society are selling 2020 Astronomy calendars.

They normally sell for $13, but we are selling them for $8 per calendar.

If interested in purchasing one, please email me.



10/15/2019 7:01:29 PM
Springfield Astronomical Society October Meeting

The next meeting of The Springfield Astronomical Society will be Tuesday October 22, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at The Library Center (TLC) in Community Room B. Dale Flippo will be giving a presentation on the upcoming transit of Mercury across the Sun.

The Springfield Astronomical Society are selling 2020 Astronomy calendars.

They normally sell for $13, but we are selling them for $8 per calendar.

If interested in purchasing one, please either email me or come to the meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd.

My email is on the 'Contact Us' page.

The Springfield Astronomical Society also has a Facebook page. 'Like' us at www.facebook.com/SpringfieldAstronomy

If you wish to receive email updates from the Springfield Astronomical Society on upcoming events, please sign up on our email notification on the 'Need an Account?" link. You do not need to be a member to receive updates.


9/22/2019 6:09:03 PM
Springfield Astronomical Society September Meeting

The next meeting of The Springfield Astronomical Society will be this Tuesday 9/24/19 at 7:00PM in Community Room A of The Library Center on South Campbell.

Please make plans to attend!



9/3/2019 11:14:32 AM
Springfield Astronomical Society

The Springfield Astronomical Society will be co-hosting a public outreach at Nathaniel Green Park this Friday night (9/6/19).

The outreach will begin at 8:00 PM.

Please make plans to attend!

The Springfield Astronomical Society also has a Facebook page. 'Like' us at www.facebook.com/SpringfieldAstronomy


7/21/2019 7:37:37 PM
Springfield Astronomical Society July Meeting

The next meeting of The Springfield Astronomical Society will be this Tuesday 7/23/19 at 7:00PM in Community Room B of The Library Center on South Campbell. The topic will be "Double Stars"



7/16/2019 8:55:50 PM
SAS Outreach at Marionville Library Sat 7/20/19

The Springfield Astronomical Society will be holding an outreach event at 8:00PM on Saturday 7/20/19 at the Library in Marionville in conjunction with their Outdoor Movie event. If you would like to bring a telescope you will want to arrive early enough to be set up by 8:00. We should be able to view the Moon and Jupiter. It should be a fun event! Please make plans to attend! Here is a link to the Library's movie event:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2425948927452404&id=163212310392755

7/9/2019 8:31:32 PM
Outreach Friday 7/12 7-9PM Sequiota Park

We will be holding a public outreach event in collaboration with The Springfield Greene County Library Friday night 7/12/19 from 7-9PM in Sequiota Park. The Library is holding an event in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and we will be there to discuss the Moon, Astronomy, Telescopes, Observing and related topics and to promote the club. I will be there with a couple of telescopes and some equipment to display. Anyone who would like to help or simply participate is welcome. If you would like to help let me know. I would like to have someone bring a SCT or Mak style scope and I would also like to have a small DOB.

We probably won't get to observe much at this event but it will still be a fun evening of talking astronomy and showing off some scopes and equipment! Please make plans to attend!



6/19/2019 7:47:47 PM
SAS June Meeting

The next meeting of the Springfield Astronomical Society will be Tuesday June 25 at 7:00PM in Community Room A at The Library Center on South Campbell.

We will be discussing the Apollo 11 Moon landing and everyone is encouraged to bring any related memorabilia or interesting related items you have.

We will also be discussing a couple of our upcoming outreach events.

Please make plans to attend!

The Springfield Astronomical Society also has a Facebook page. 'Like' us at www.facebook.com/SpringfieldAstronomy

If you wish to receive email updates from the Springfield Astronomical Society on upcoming events, please sign up on our email notification on the 'Need an Account?" link.

You do not need to be a member to receive updates.



4/18/2019 8:01:06 PM
SAS April Monthly Meeting

The May meeting of The Springfield Astronomical Society will be this Tuesday, May 28th. It will start at 7:00 PM in the Harrison Room at The Library Center on South Campbell.

The topic for this month will be on summer stargazing.

We will also be discussing a couple of our upcoming outreach events.

Please make plans to attend!

The Springfield Astronomical Society also has a Facebook page. 'Like' us at www.facebook.com/SpringfieldAstronomy

If you wish to receive email updates from the Springfield Astronomical Society on upcoming events, please sign up on our email notification on the 'Need an Account?" link.

You do not need to be a member to receive updates.


1/3/2019 9:53:22 PM
Springfield Astronomical Society

The Springfield Astronomical Society also has a Facebook page. 'Like' us at www.facebook.com/SpringfieldAstronomy

If you wish to receive email updates from the Springfield Astronomical Society on upcoming events, please sign up on our email notification on the 'Need an Account?" link.

You do not need to be a member to receive updates.


10/19/2018 8:58:48 PM
Springfield Astronomical Society October meeting
The next meeting of the Springfield Astronomical Society will be Tuesday October 23rd at 7:00PM at The Library Center on South Campbell in Meeting Room A. The topic will be "Winter skies". Please make plans to attend.

9/23/2018 2:34:37 PM
Springfield Astronomical Society September meeting
The next meeting of the Springfield Astronomical Society will be Tuesday September 25th at 7:00PM at The Library Center in Meeting Room A. We will discuss public outreach. Please make plans to attend.

8/1/2018 7:38:58 AM
Springfield Astronomical Society
Look for a string of planets across the sky this month. From west to east, look for Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. Mars is at its closest point this month, and is easily spotted in the southeast sky after sunset.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on the mornings of the 12th and 13th. The Moon is at new phase and won't interfere with the shower.

Expect to see at least one meteor per minute.

The next meeting of the Springfield Astronomical Society will be Tuesday August 28th at 7:00PM at The Library Center. Please make plans to attend.



5/21/2018

May Calendar


The Springfield Astronomical Society also has a Facebook page. 'Like' us at www.facebook.com/SpringfieldAstronomy

If you wish to receive email updates from the Springfield Astronomical Society on upcoming events, please sign up on our email notification on the 'Need an Account?" link. You do not need to be a member to receive updates.


8/19/2009

SERVICE MESSAGE


Website down for a bit, and a few updates
It's been a while since I chimed in here but I wanted to make everyone aware there have been some website outages in the past few months and this past Monday it was a big one and it finally bit the dust.

The website has been restored and I'm in the middle of systematically going through everything to make sure it's "all" working good. If you encounter an error somewhere using the website please contact me -

Richard (at) ScopeTrader (dot) com


7/18/2005

Solar Observing Day photos


The 2005 Solar Observing Day photos are online now, just click here to see the photos.
Thank you to everyone who participated!


10/30/2003

Astrophoto section and alerting now online


The new Astrophoto Gallery is online!
Go there now
I've taken the liberty to add the first astrophoto ;)

Note:
You must be a member of the SpringfieldAstronomy.org web site to ADD photos, but everyone that visits here can see them.

In addition to this, the website alerting system is up and running.
Anytime NEWS, or ASTROPHOTOS, or any other section of the site is updated, AND you have an account here on SpringfieldAstronomy.org - you will be alerted by email that something is new, along with a link to go directly to the new item posted on the site.

Please be aware that you can adjust your account at any time to receive or not to receive emails. Once logged into the site, just click MY ACCOUNT.

More updates and section to come, so stay tuned!

Richard Harris




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