Club members are entitled to borrow club equipment, one of the many perks of
Many of those on this list are not members of the Spokane Astronomical Society,
so I would like to remind you that our club has donated a number of new, easy
to use telescopes to local libraries where they are available to be checked
out. A telescope you can borrow to see things is particularly great if you
live in an apartment or someplace with limited storage space. You can view the
lunar surface, resolve wind patterns on Jupiter and see its moons, perceive the
rings of Saturn, and find some deep sky objects which is always a lot of fun
just on your own—without the financial commitment of purchasing a telescope.
This way you can also try out different configurations to see what appeals most.
Of course, traveling out to Fishtrap lets you see what others are doing,
particularly club members. Astrophotography is one popular topic, which brings
me to my main point.
Next month’s meeting will be 7:30 pm December 8th, at the Providence Sacred
Heart auditorium, southeast side of the hospital complex. For the door prizes
we will award photos of astronomical objects taken by club astronomers. Our
club Secretary, Ed, is compiling a list of presenters to talk about their
experiences with astrophotography. We have had several similar meetings over
the past few years, but it’s a great topic rich with fresh insights each time
we revisit it.
Last month we gave away a telescope and two beautifully mounted images
thoughtfully provided by our October presenter, Peter Balholm.
I look forward to seeing everyone there.
Paul YostSpokane Astronomical Society
Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo