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FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASTRONOMY AND SCIENCE FOR FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SURROUNDING REGION EST 1987

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Out Reach Program at Diamond Hill Elementary School

Has been rescheduled for

Saturday March 7, 2015

Plan to be there around 5:15 to set up

We will be working with Fourth Grade Students who are learning about astronomy. RMA Members need to  arrive before one hour before sunset. Bring telescopes and / or binoculars.

Bring Chairs, Drinks, and snacks. Dress Warm!!!

The local Power Company will cut off the area street lights creating one of the best dark sky sights in our area! A generator large enough to power all of RMA member’s equipment will be provided.

Directions from Greenville


 

Our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. John Everhart, He passed from this life on February 18, 2015. Mr. Everhart was a friend to Karen (and Jerry) Polsinelli and RMA. We are grateful for the telescope donations from  John to Roper Mountain Astronomers.


 

STAR PARTY

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NEXT DATE TBA

M42,M43 and the Running Man Nebula
Photo by Dennis Wilde

 

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M42,M43 and the Running Man Nebula imaged January 11,2015. Less than 7 minutes total exposure with a Canon 60da DSLR and a Stellarvue SVR105 from Campobello, SC
The Great Orion Nebula (M42) can be seen as a small hazy patch just below the line of three stars that makes up Orion’s Belt as you look south on a cold winters night.

 


 

 

 


RMA Picnic held on September 20, 2014

Photos Contributed By: Bill Brown and Sam Hadel

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Smartphone/Tablet App from Celestron

Celestron App March of this year Celestron released a FREE app for both Android and iOS Smartphones and Tablets. COSMOS™ Celestron® Navigator which allows you to pilot your own tour of the universe, inspired by the series COSMOS™, with Celestron’s new planetarium app. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the ISS. Navigator includes everything you need to experience the night sky in an exciting new way. You can download this app using the following links:

For Android devices:

Google Play Store

For iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.):

iTunes Store


 
 

HISTORY OF THE DANIEL OBSERVATORY

Presentation Here

By Lee Ott

 


 

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We have RMA Tee Shirts, Patches, Coffee cups, and star maps for sale. These will be for sale at meetings, star parties, and other events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Getting started with Star Gazing

By Lee Ott

Click to see the presentation from the June Meeting

 


Thanks to George Stevens, RMA Member for donating a refrigerator for our dark sky site.

 


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