JanFebMar2018

Upcoming Public Events

These events are free and open to the public. If the weather looks questionable for an observing event, check the ASNH website before you leave home. There will be a scrolling message on the home page if an event has been cancelled.

Tuesday, January 30, 7:00pm
Yale Leitner Student Observatory
General monthly meeting

Tuesday, February 27, 7:00pm
Yale Leitner Student Observatory
General monthly meeting

Tuesday, March 27, 7:00pm
Yale Leitner Student Observatory
General monthly meeting

Upcoming Events for ASNH Members

Winter Solstice Dinner
Saturday, January 6, 6:00pm
(Rescheduled from December because of snow)
Unitarian Church Hall
608 Whitney Avenue, New Haven CT
As usual, this will be a pot-luck dinner. Please contact Cheryl Barker at cheryl.barker@gmail.com or call (leave a message) at (203) 675-1829 with what you would like to bring.

Friday, March 23, 7:00pm
Meadowside Science Night
Meadowside Middle School, 80 Seemans Lane, Milford, CT
Telescopes are needed for the outdoor portion of this outreach event. Inside, our meteorite collection will be on display.

Astronomy Links

Here is a short video about the telescope ASNH has provided to the Blackstone Library in Branford, including an interview with ASNH President Greg Barker:

In addition, Ray Kaville submitted a few interesting Internet links:

A story about astronaut Peggy Whitson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dINQj36FEN4

A NASA video on the three supermoons of this winter:

A Supermoon Trilogy | Science Mission Directorate

Features

If you have not looked at the newsletter before, check out some of the regular features. There are four useful links in the menu at the top of this page:

Calendar This is a monthly calendar that includes all the scheduled events of ASNH, other regional events of interest, plus the dates and times of noteworthy events in the night sky.

SkyMap This page has a chart of the sky as it appears over the New Haven area at the present date and time. It is constantly updated, so you can go to this page on any clear night to see what is overhead.

Space Place Read the monthly article from Space Place.

Directions This page gives directions to all the locations where regular activities of ASNH take place, including the monthly meeting, public observing sessions, and the annual Connecticut Star Party.

Other regular features can be found within these pages:

Upcoming Public Events Many ASNH events are free and open to the public. These include the monthly meetings and public observing sessions at Young’s Pond Park in Branford and Silver Sands State Park in Milford. This section gives the dates, times, and descriptions of these events.

Upcoming Events for ASNH Members These events are for ASNH members only. Some are private observing nights, and others are outreach events where volunteers are needed with the telescopes and equipment.

Night Sky Highlights This section lists some objects to observe in the sky during the next few months, whether you are using just your eyes, a pair of binoculars, or a telescope.

Gallery This section will feature recent photographs of celestial targets taken by ASNH members and others. If you have a picture you want to share with us, please submit it to newsletter@asnh.org.

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