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 FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASTRONOMY AND SCIENCE FOR FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SURROUNDING REGION
Established in  1987

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UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS

Family Math/Science/Technology Night at

Oakview Elementary

515 Godfrey Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29681 on Thursday, February 11

RMA Volunteers are asked to be there as early as 4pm to set up their telescopes on the field. Power will be supplied. An email update will be sent prior to to Feb 11.

Contact Ed Richards @ Email Icon or (864) 320-8618 for further info or if you want to volunteer.

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(Google maps to the events can be found on the sidebar in the RMA Event agenda)

 

 

Membership fees for January – December 2016 are due. Visit our Membership Page to find out how to join or renew your membership.

 RMA STAR PARTIES

Our Star Party planned for Saturday February 6, 2016

has been postponed due to clouds.

Our next Star Party is scheduled for

***Saturday, February 13, 2016***
***Gates will be open at 5:15****

Dress warm and bring a snack to share if you like.

Check out EarthSky for viewing ideas for Jan & Feb Star Parties.

Learn more about RMA Star Parties

 

 Join Us For Our Next Roper Mountain Astronomers Meeting

Thursday February 18, 2016 at 7:30pm

Our Guest Speaker will be

Dave Adams

Dave will be presenting the 2015 unmanned exploration of the dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres.

Several firsts were accomplished by NASA in 2015.  A satellite first achieved orb12666518_10208984703163889_1018110027_nit of two objects, a satellite achieved the fastest speed ever using an ION engine, Ceres the largest asteroid was mapped for the first time, and we now have the first high resolution pictures from both Ceres and Pluto.  Let’s explore the secrets of Pluto and Ceres.  They are nothing like we thought they would be!

Dave Adams has a BS from UNC and for over 50 years has looked to the sky with awe and wonder.  He marveled when NASA began the space program. Dave is a member of Roper Mountain Astronomers, the Planetary Society, and the National Space Society. He has been an instructor for Osher Life Long Learning at Furman, teaching astronomy to retired people since 2008.

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2016 schedule for Second Saturdays at Roper Mountain Science Center 9:00 AM to 3:00

  • February 13 -STEM Fest
  • March 12 – SPACE Day
  • June 11 – Butterfly Adventure
  • July 9 – Blueberry Festival
  • October 8 – TBD
  • November 12 – Fall Harvest Festival

RMA volunteers are needed at the observatory and will be greatly appreciated

Getting Started With Star Gazing and the Night Sky


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