Astronomy Club






   Monthly Meeting: To kick off the 2014 - 2015 season, all are invited to our general monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Tahoe Room in the Lake View Clubhouse. The program is entitled "Planetary Surfaces and Natural wonders". Our  planet's surface features are natural wonders.  However,  almost all are duplicated and exceeded elsewhere in the solar system, albeit with interesting variations.

We can learn from the diversity and similarity of other surfaces. Our most distinguishing feature is the oceans - yet, all of Earth's water adds up to only an 860 mile diameter ball of water! Our planet is dynamic. Earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, avalanches, lightning, fires, big meteorites and floods scare us. Astrobiologists say this is part of Earth's creative energy and this is the only kind of planet we could have come from! The astrobiologists also say our planet is run by microbes - we only live on it! Scientists will be adding scenarios of natural disasters in the search for life on distant planets. The goal: look for places that are suitable for life but not too comfortable.

Star Party: We will meet on Saturday October 25, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. The Great Square of Pegasus and Andromeda are in the east. The Summer Triangle is in the west. Join us for a tour of the sky and telescope observing. We will meet at our usual location as noted below - watch your step, it's dark.

N.B. Alert: There  will be a total lunar eclipse October 8th and a partial solar eclipse on October 23rd. Watch the bulletin boards for further information/assembly location.





















       All residents and guests are invited to join us at the Star Party at the usual location on the east green belt, off Donny Circle, just south of Alliance Way. 


Contact: Stu @ 360-7726 or Jim @ 772-1073

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