May 2013 Monthly Meeting

May 03, 2013: May 2013 Monthly Meeting

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Greenwich Observatory and Stonehenge
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Bill Spizzirri
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Astronomical Challenges and Solutions, 54 years and counting
General Meeting Speaker: 
Fred Garcia
About the General Meeting Presentation

In the general meeting, Fred Garcia will discuss the analysis of astronomical telescopes and their configurations under photo/visual constraints and implementing methods. Learn how HAS members designed and developed the 12 ½ inch f/5 telescope at the club's Columbus observatory site. Fred will also discuss different observatory sites and installations, showing how function dictates design. Telescope manufacturing methods and facilities will illustrate the hands on procedures, techniques of modern telescopes and his personal experiences in Astronomy.

Parking and Directions (View Map)

Meetings are held in the Science & Research building at the University of Houston Main Campus. The novice meeting is in room 116, the general meeting is in room 117.

NOTE NEW PARKING INFORMATION: Parking is available in lot 15C. Refer to the Google Map below for directions. This parking is available from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on the Friday night of the HAS meeting.

This parking is free. If you get a notice from the UH campus police on the night of the meeting, call the UH Security office and let them know that this area has been made available on HAS meeting night by the Parking Department.


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