FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASTRONOMY AND SCIENCE FOR FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SURROUNDING REGION EST 1987
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.
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.
NEXT DATE TBA
M42,M43 and the Running Man Nebula
Photo by Dennis Wilde
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
Smartphone/Tablet App from Celestron
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:
For iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.):
HISTORY OF THE DANIEL OBSERVATORY
By Lee Ott
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
Thanks to George Stevens, RMA Member for donating a refrigerator for our dark sky site.
Check out our RESOURCE page
OUR CURRENT NIGHT SKY