[AZ-Observing] EVAC Special Announcement

  • From: "David M. Douglass" <dmdouglass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 11:22:53 -0700


The June 2009 general membership meeting for The East Valley Astronomy Club
(EVAC) is scheduled for 7:30 PM on June 19th, 2009. The Location is the
Gilbert Regional Library, at the SE corner of Greenfield Road and Guadalupe
Rd in Gilbert, Arizona. This location is about 1.5 miles south of US60 on
Greenfield Rd. The meeting runs from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Visitors are
welcome. Map information can be found at:  http://evaconline.org/mtg.html

The scheduled feature speaker is Ted Dunham of Lowell Observatory in
Flagstaff. Mr. Dunham works with instrumentation for observing occultations
with SOFIA, and is also a team member on the recently launched, and
activated NASA Kepler Mission. He will be speaking to EVAC members and
visitors on the Kepler Mission status. Background on the Kepler Mission can
be found at:  http://kepler.nasa.gov/

Additionally, Brian Dewelles, the Meade Sales Representative for Arizona,
will be presenting the newly released  ETX-LS [LightSwitch] 6" SC type
telescope. This telescope is now being shipped to dealers around the
country. Brian will have one of these telescopes with him for the pre-break
presentation, and will be available for questions during the break period.
Following the speaker, Brain will have the telescope setup  at the GRCO
observatory, adjacent to the library, for those that would like to examine
it further.  Information on the ETX-LS can be found at:

David Douglass, President
East Valley Astronomy Club (EVAC)

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