TAAS GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY, MAY 30TH, 7:00pm
SCIENCE AND MATH LEARNING CENTER, UNM CAMPUS
"My Search for M-31" or "How to Make a Picture of a Galaxy in 400 Hours or Less"
TAAS is full of aspiring astrophotographers, ranging from beginners to those with vast experience. This month, Shane Ramotowski will regale us with tales of imaging at the telescope and how you can get into this fascinating world.
If you have ever seen an amazing astrophotograph and thought, "I wonder how they did that?", here is your chance to find out.
From capturing photons, to pointing in the right direction, to coaxing a galaxy out of a black picture, Shane will describe what goes into the making of an astrophoto. ..and he promises that the presentation will not last 400 hours!
To see the results that have come from some of our talented members, go to www.taas.org and click "Photo Gallery" on the left side--you will be inspired to see what you can do!
See below for bio and map
TAAS will once again provide solar observing and related activities to all Albuquerque and Santa Fe libraries, including the brand new library at Central and Unser. These programs have gained in popularity over the past 5 years, and the library systems will be promoting our events. This year we would like to include solar imaging and observing with our new Calcium K (II) filter. All TAAS members are invited to bring a solar telescope or just come and help tell the story of our special hero, the Sun.
The detailed calendar of events can be found on the taas.org website solar program pages with navigation maps and times. Be sure and support this rewarding community outreach mission @ a library near you.
TELESCOPES! MAKE THEM-USE THEM-FIX THEM!
Next session - Wednesday, June 3rd
TAAS has a wonderful special interest group-Amateur Telescope Making/Maintenance-which meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month (see our calendar). Members and the public alike are welcome to visit, learn more about the opportunities, bring in a telescope for assistance, begin a telescope from scratch or just ask questions.
Each month, there is a test for Binoculars, Double Star, Deep Sky Object and the Challenge Object--think of it as a game for your telescope or binoculars. If you combine this with your GNTO, Star Party and Observer SIG stargazing, you are getting quite a workout!
Keep reading to take the Challenge.