FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASTRONOMY AND SCIENCE FOR FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SURROUNDING REGION
Join Us For Our Roper Mountain Astronomers Meetings
There will not be a meeting in July
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.
Thanks to Richard Jakiel who was our June Speaker
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
JUNE STAR PARTY
Our RMA Member’s June Star Parties are scheduled for
June 13 and June 20, 2015
At our Dark Sky Sight in Northern Greenville
Gates Open at 7:30
Images from our May 23, 2015 Star Party
A special thanks to Andrew Cooke for taking this time lapse video of the star party!
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!