Novice & General Meeting Seminars

August 05, 2016: Novice & General Meeting Seminars

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Collimating the Newtonian Telescope
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Bram Weisman
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
10+ years of chasing asteroids with the FBAC “A-team”
General Meeting Speaker: 
Joseph A Dellinger, PhD Geophysics
About the General Meeting Presentation

The years 2000-2010 were the golden age of amateur asteroid discovery, when it was possible to discover multiple asteroids on a single night with amateur-level equipment. Dellinger will tell the story of his years in the Fort Bend Astronomy Club’s asteroid team and show exactly how they did it. They were one of the more successful amateur teams in the world, with several hundred asteroids to their credit. Along the way they had a few adventures, so Joe will have some good stories to include as well.

At the Novice Session
Director Bram Weisman will show us the various ways to collimate or line up the optics of a Newtonian telescope. Newtonians are great for their simplicity and ease of setup but have to be collimated much more frequently than other types of telescopes. If you have a Newtonian or think one is in your future, this talk is a must.

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.

Map to Parking

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