Upcoming AAS Events

07 Mar 2015 7:00 PM • Mt. Bonnell
13 Mar 2015 7:30 PM • UT Austin Campus ETC Building Rm 2.136
14 Mar 2015 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory
20 Mar 2015 7:30 PM • Wells Branch Community Library - North Austin
21 Mar 2015 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory
26 Mar 2015 7:00 PM • Sputnik Burger Bar 1300 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Canon 6D, 24mm lens at f2.0, ISO 3200. 20 second exposure. Processed in Adobe Lightshop.

Image of the Month -Michael Schaffer
  Andromeda Galaxy,
Double Cluster, and the Milky Way
 

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Enchanted Rock Star Party 

Thanks to the enthusiastic public, the lovely sunny afternoon, Larry Martin, Lisa & Steve Farmer, Roger Collier, Phil & Karen Kelton, Mark Ward, Jarret Lingle, Mary Pettengill and the other AAS and HCA astronomers who helped make the solar observing station a success. My apologies to any names and faces I’ve missed.  Larry reports that the skies were spectacular after dark with long lines at each of the telescopes.


 Austin Clear Sky Chart  Eagle Eye Observatory Clear Sky Chart
   

The Sky This Month
by Rob Pettengill

Deep sky observers should check out Brian Cuthbertson's Observing Targets for February. 

February features Jupiter at opposition and a conjunction of the Moon, Venus & Mars right after sunset on the 20th.

Mars pass just 0.3 deg north of Uranus on March 11.  Our member's star party on March 21 is an ideal time to try a Messier Marathon.

..and talking about March 21st at EEO:

How about Messier Marathon Rulez?  Sure! Bohemian style meaning..."What rulez?  We don't need no stinkin' Rulez!"

Plus:

Observatory Training by James Hall - includes observatory training, telescope operations and certification.  For details and seat reservations contact James Hall jameshallrn@hotmail.com .

Fast-Track by Larry Martin - includes observation planning and telescope operations.  Syllabus supplied.  Limited to five (5) EEO certified participants.  For details and reservations, contact Larry Martin dlarrymartin@gmail.com

Solar System Events
  February
 New Moon 18
 Venus, Mars, & Uranus within 2° of the Moon 20
 First Quarter Moon 25
  March
 Full Moon - smallest of 2015 5
 Mars 0.3deg North of Uranus 11
 Last Quarter Moon 13
 New Moon 20
 try a Messier Marathon! 21
 First Quarter Moon 27
  April
 Full Moon 5

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