The Club meets in the Pewaukee Library conference room on the second Monday of every month at 7 pm.
Next Meeting: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7 pm.
The next presentation will be on Saturday, July 8th, at 7 pm at the Pewaukee Library, entitled "Searching for Earth II". Ever since the launch of the Kepler Space Telescope in 2009 and the development of new ground-based telescopes, the discovery of Earth-like planets continues to rise. What are the characteristics of these exoplanets and how do we find them? Will we be able to detect life on these worlds? These are just some of the fascinating questions this presentation will address. Contact Dennis Roscoe at 608-206-0909 for more information.
This event is free and is intended for the general public.
Photo of the dayMoon Lunar Eclipse
- Moon Picture August 25, 2013
- 584 June 11, 2012
- Jupiter Picture from a Web Cam October 26, 2011
- What a lunar eclipse! (too bad it was cloudy) December 23, 2010
- Geminid Meteor Shower – a warmer method to observe! December 19, 2010
Category Archives: Imaging
As you might know, the weather did not cooperate for our planned observing session of the total lunar eclipse. What was also unusual was that this eclipse occurred on the night of the winter solstice (the longest night of the … Continue reading
The Geminid meteor shower is about as good of a meteor show as the Perseids are but happens in the cold of winter. It peaked this year at about 2 AM on December 14th while the temperature was sub-zero. Being … Continue reading
The 600 images collected during the observing session were analyzed photometrically using the capabilities of the MAXIM DL5 software. There are numerous reference/comparison stars available for the analysis as shown on an AAVSO finder chart obtained at http://www.aavso.org/vsp/chart under the … Continue reading
On November 2nd, a new AAVSO Special Notice (#221) arrived in my email inbox. HT Cas is a dwarf nova star in the constellation of Cassiopeia (the one that looks like a “W” and is currently well placed in our … Continue reading
As some of you may know, there has been another comet passing near the Earth on its periodic orbital path. It is known as a “short period” comet because it completes one orbit around the sun about every 6 years. … Continue reading
I received a phone call from Mike Paquette on Saturday July 24th. He told me that he thought that it might be possible to observe all of the planets in the solar system all in a few hours in one … Continue reading
As some of you may know, I have recently been experimenting with the capability of our observatory equipment to accurately measure the position of objects in the telescope camera images. Things outside of our solar system don’t change position much, … Continue reading
This Saturday, March 13 at 7 PM Greg Buchwald will give a talk entitled “A Dozen Years of Chasing the Shadow: Observing Solar Eclipses” As always, the event is free and open to the public — please join us! Greg … Continue reading
Last Wednesday night we lucked out with clear sky conditions and relatively good seeing to observe something amazing: the transit of an exoplanet! HD80606b is a planet that is four times larger than Jupiter, orbiting one star of a binary … Continue reading