SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, February 21, 2013 7:30pm
Way-Finding and Wobble: Navigating by Starlight
Grant Martin and William Biermann
Members of SLAS
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McDonnell Hall, Room 162, Washington University
accessible from Forsyth Blvd. between Tolman Way and Chaplain Drive
All SLAS regular meetings are FREE and
open to the public. SLAS meetings are always held at 7:30 pm on the
3rd Friday of the month at Washington University. See the calendar
links and maps.
Upcoming SLAS meetings:
March meeting: Matthias Beilicke - Gamma Ray Astronomy
April meeting: Bob Criss - Rotational Dynamics of Planets, Stars and Galaxies
May meeting: Pamela Gay - Topic TBD
Mid-States Region of the Astronomical League Convention
June 6-8, 2014 Hosted by SLAS!
Click the Link for Details: MSRAL 2014
The SLAS calendar is part of the Night Sky Network. Check out all the features available at the site. You can check out events, join the Society, request a star party for your school or organization, or if you're a member, check on status of events and find out what events need volunteers and RSVP for those events. If you are traveling, you can find star parties and other events on NSN for any location in the country!
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Below is a group shot of the SLAS members who attended the MSRAL 2013 conference
at Mahoney State Park near Omaha, NE. Thanks to the OAS for a great conference!
We are looking forward to the 2014 conference here in St. Louis!!
The St Louis Astronomical Society Waves at Saturn!
High Res image of above
Registration for MSRAL 2014 is
IN MEMORY OF JOHN DOBSON
"So if there were something like a million sidewalk astronomers worldwide, and a few thousand people looked through each telescope, there would be a chance for most of the people who live on this world who want to see, to see." John Dobson
“You see the importance of a telescope is not on how big it is, it is not on how well made it is, it’s how many people, less fortunate than you, got to look through it” JD
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pdf version of Finest Objects for Public Nights
Need an observing challenge this fall and want to have some fun with it, too? This list is for you!
Take the Night Sky Network With You!
The Night Sky Network is now available as an app on the iphone, ipad or ipod touch. It is called Go Star Watch and is available through the app store for FREE or at this site on iTunes:
SLAS Web Resources
The SLAS Web Resource Guide
The SLAS Astronomy Resources Handout
SLAS Astrophotography Resource Guide
The Websurfer's Guide to the Universe!All of the sites from Rich Heuermann's talk from the July meeting!
The Night Sky Network Home Page
Website for the new Loop Planet Walk
What's Up Tonight, Doc? Spreadsheet
Saguaro Astronomical Database http://www.saguaroastro.org/content/downloads.htm
Link to convert Sky Quality Meter readings to magnitude for skies and vice versa.
ASP Education materials to allow students to duplicate the observations of Galileo
N2YO Real Time Satellite Tracking
AL Observing Earth Orbiting Satellites Club Page
Have a question that deals with Astronomy??
Ask the Astronomy Experts from the UK!
Buying a Telescope?
Here are some resources to assist.
Shuttle Headquarters for NASA
Observing tonight? Check out Allan
Rahill's page which has a forecast for seeing conditions and numerical
system for recording conditions
Night Sky Update
Got a question about astronomy? Try Cornell University's
"Ask an Astronomer"
A gallery of members' astronomical pictures.
Want to help reduce sky glow in our area?
Here's how to do it with Ameren UE's assistance.
NSN Observing Cards PDF Red version
Mark Jones Power Point from Homemade Fest
Mark Jones Lunar Club 100 Power Point
SLAS logo file pdf jpg altjpg
LARGE SLAS logo file