FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASTRONOMY AND SCIENCE FOR FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SURROUNDING REGION EST 1987
Yearly memberships expire Dec 31; please renew before then – $20 for another year
Roper Mountain Astronomers Christmas Party 2014
Our annual Christmas party will be held on
Sunday Dec 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm
at the home of Mr and Mrs. Sam Hadel,
226 piney mountain road, Greenville SC29609
RMA will provide ham, drinks, cups, paper and plastic, and ice. Members are invited to bring a covered dish.
RSVP by November 23rd to Roper Mountain Astronomers Email
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November 20, 2014 at 7:30pm
In the top floor conference room beside the observatory.
This month’s meeting will be conducted by Mike Fedor. He will be speaking on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to perform detailed study and historic landing on November 10, 2014 on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Refreshments will be served
Saturday Nov 22, 2014
Gates Open at 6:30
at the Furman Observatory on Hwy 11
For Members and invited Guests.
Bring refreshments to share.
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:
2015 RMA Calendars on Sale now
RMA Picnic held on September 20, 2014
Photos Contributed By: Bill Brown and Sam Hadel
Friday Starry Nights
Now Showing in the Giant Dome Theater & Planetarium
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