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Daily Astronomy Blurb: Apollo 12 Visits Surveyor 3

Apollo 12 was the second mission to land humans on the Moon. The landing site was picked to be near the location of Surveyor 3, a robot spacecraft that had landed on the Moon three years earlier. In the featured photograph, taken by lunar module pilot Alan Bean, mission commander Pete Conrad jiggles the Surveyor spacecraft to see how firmly it is situated. The lunar module is visible in the distance. Apollo 12 brought back many photographs and moon rocks. Among the milestones achieved by Apollo 12 was the deployment of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package, which carried out many experiments including one that measured the solar wind.
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ACAC News

6 months ago
spolium

Welcome Akshay. You can also find us at acac.space

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6 months ago
Bubo Observatory

Tiangong-1 has gone down in the south Pacific west of Chile.
/www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/04/live-updates-all-eyes-on-chinese-space-station-tiangong-1-as-it-plummets-to-earth.html

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6 months ago
Astronomy Magazine

Advise and encourage.

Do you know an 8th grader interested in astronomy, science, or engineering? Check out the Green Bank Observatory's fully funded PING summer camp, now accepting applications for summer 2018!
/ed.gr/qexn

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6 months ago
Astronomy Magazine

So close, yet so far away.
Happy Viewing!

Venus has its closest conjunction with Uranus since 2003 this evening. From North America, the two planets lie a mere 4' apart — less than 15 percent the diameter of the Full Moon.
/www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week/2018/03/the-sky-this-week-for-march-23-to-april-4

[Photo credit: Koen Van der Auwera]

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7 months ago
(586) 744-0839

The club will not be arranging a sleigh ride event this year.

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7 months ago
(819) 756-5153

Sleigh ride will NOT proceed this weekend due to lack of interest / availability. We can discuss at monthly meeting, this Sunday evening, whether to try to reschedule to next weekend or thereabouts.

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7 months ago
(314) 447-0025

Last chance to indicate participation in the sleighride: Friday or Saturday evening, depending on demand.
Would like to have 10-12, and so far only a handful.
Step right up, 'cause ACAC has to let operator know by Thursday evening.

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7 months ago
214-261-7789

Sleigh ride possibility for Friday / Saturday evening, Mar 23 / 24, 8-9 p.m.?

Pott's at Argyle Shore would be able to stop en route for observing if clear sky.

Alternate choice would be Bulger Sleigh Ride in Foxley River, through forest and field with stop-time if needed.

Cost: $5-8 per person.

Responses please, and indicate how many persons would be participatinig!

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7 months ago
Bubo Observatory

Setting up a goto scope - the rough guide to success.

1. Assemble & set everything up properly. Electronics OFF.

2. "Zero" everything the mount.

3. "Kick align" the mount until Polaris is centered in the eyepiece. This means physically and mechanically orienting the OTA by using the tripod, Alt/Dec (latitude) screws, Az/RA screws, and level. "Flip" the OTA (rotate the RA axis east and west ... 3096994318

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7 months ago
305-870-8885

Welcome Jon!

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