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Title of talk:

"Charting your way through the Universe"
 
plus - "Report from NEAF!"


Presented by:

Dave Jessie, ACA member & Past President


Sponsored by:

The Astronomy Club of Akron

Where?

KIWANIS CIVIC CENTER
725 Portage Lakes Dr
Akron, OH  44319
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When?

Friday, April 23, 2010 at 8:00PM

Who can attend?

Anyone!  Absolutely free and open to the public


Abstract:

Are you lost trying to find one of the Messier objects?  Have you ever tried to use a star chart and can't figure out how in the world they work?  Do you have a computerized telescope that won't find anything because the alignment process wants you to point to a star you've never heard of?  Hopefully, we'll learn how to handle all these problems using simple tools many of you now have or can acquire inexpensively.  Additionally, computer software to aid in your quest will be discussed and reviewed.

Additionally, Dave has recently returned from a fabulous weekend at NEAF (North East Astronomy Forum) along with four other ACA members and will be discussing/showing new products soon to hit the market.

 

 

           
Bio:

Dave has been stargazing since 1957 at the age of 8 and acquired his first serious telescope, an Edmund 4.25" Palomar Jr. reflector, in 1961.  Dave joined the ACA in 1992 and has held several offices in the Club.  He greatly enjoys outreach activities including Club events and the Wonders of the Night Sky public observing events he has conducted for the City of Stow's Parks and Recreation Department for the past fifteen years.


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