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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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The Members of Roper Mountain Astronomers, extend our sincere condolences to the family of Gil Knight. Gil passed on Tuesday Dec 9, 2014. Gil was a past president of Roper Mountain astronomers. He was a teacher of Astronomy at Furman University as well as a retired teacher in the Greenville County School District. Gil was also retired from the U.S. Air Force. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gil’s wife and family.

***REMINDER***
Yearly memberships expire Dec 31
Please renew before then 
$20 for another year

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STAR PARTY
We have a Star Party planned for Saturday, 20 December 2014 at the Highway 11 dark site weather permitting. Gates will be opened by 6:00 pm and we hope to see you there.

Our 2014-2015 Board was chosen at our October Meeting

President: Tim Sullivan

Vice President: Mike Fedor

Treasurer: Lee Ott

Secretary: Sam Hadel

Members at Large:

Vince Castello

Chip Simmons

Ed Richards

 


Deep Space Mysteries Calendar

2015 RMA Calendars on Sale now

$15.00 each

 

 


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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