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February Club Monthly Meeting -- Canceled due to weather

  • February 20, 2020
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Roper Mountain Science Center

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Tonights RMA club meeting is canceled due to the inclement weather.  We will reschedule Josh's presentation for a later meeting.  

Lunar Photography
Are you interested in Astrophotography, but overwhelmed by the investment of time and money it can require? Come join us at our February club meeting to learn how capturing the Moon can be an accessible and rewarding experience for anyone. Club member and amateur astrophotographer Josh Palmer will give you some practical information to help you get started. Whether you use a DSLR, specialized CCD camera, or even a smartphone, you can create beautiful images of your own. As a bonus, Josh will also discuss some wonderful astronomy apps available on today's smart phones, which can help you locate and learn about your favorite celestial objects.

Copernicus Crater, captured in November, using a Celestron NexStar Evolution 9.25 and ASI224MC camera.

Guest Speaker Josh Palmer

Josh Palmer has been an amateur astronomer and member of the Roper Mountain Astronomers since 2014. He resides in Piedmont under relatively dark skies, with his wife and two daughters. During the day, Josh supports Information Technology systems for a local distributing company. Once the sun sets, he enjoys observing the night sky and imaging Solar System objects. You can see some of his images here on the site, under Photo Galleries.

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