FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASTRONOMY AND SCIENCE FOR FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SURROUNDING REGION
Upcoming Elections for the 2016 RMA Executive Committee
In accordance with RMA bylaws:
- Members attending the general meeting will vote on three members to be on the Nominating Committee.
(This will take place on August 20, 2015).
- The Nominating Committee will publish the list of nominees for officers in the September 2015 issue of the Spectrum.
(If you are interested in being nominated for an office, you must contact the Nominating Committee in time for your name to be added to the September Spectrum).
- At the general meeting the attending members will elect officers for 2016.
(This will take place on October 15, 2015).
Join Us For Our Roper Mountain Astronomers Meetings
Thursday Aug. 20, 2015 at 7:30pm
Our meetings are now held in the top floor conference room beside the Charles E Daniel observatory
Everyone is welcome to join us.
We look forward to the presentation that will be given by Tim Sullivan our RMA President.
RMA T-Shirts are for sale at our General meetings for $18
L and XL Available
Visit our RMA Club Meeting page for links to previous presentations
AUGUST STAR PARTIES
Saturday, August 8, 2015 & August 15, 2015
At our Dark Sky Sight in Northern Greenville
Gates Open at 7:30
A special thanks to Andrew Cooke for taking this time lapse video of an RMA star party!
Check out the webpage by Dennis Wilde, our Newsletter Editor:
Astro-imaging by Dennis Wilde
Space Day 2015 at Roper Mountain Science Center
This year several members of the RMA volunteered at Space Day at the Roper Mountain Science Center.
Special thanks to:
- Vince for setting up his Coronado SolarMax solar telescope
- James for setting up a Celestron C8 with solar filter
- Paul for helping with the telescope in the observatory
- Vignesh for helping in the Symmes Hall of Science
As a result we had two telescopes viewing the sun with H-alpha filters and one with a white light solar filter. James was showing visitors a large cluster of sun spots. Sun spot activity was high that day. Vince was showing a large solar prominence. He estimated that 6 or 7 Earths could fit in it. Paul and I were showing a magnified view of that solar prominence to visitors through the 6″ Mogey telescope in the observatory. Visitors were describing the solar prominence as looking like a shark’s tooth and later in the day as a shark’s fin. All of us heard a lot of “Wows!” and “Amazing!” from people of all ages. It was a good event. Let’s do it again next year!