The Club meets in the Pewaukee Library conference room on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
The Club has a "Rain or Shine" presentation on the second Saturday of every month on an astronomy topic. The presentations are given in the Community Room at the Pewaukee Library unless otherwise noted.
The next presentation is entitled "Astronomy from Space: Probes of the Solar System and Beyond", about space probes to the other planets in the solar system and space-based observatories that study the universe beyond the solar system.
The presentation is on Saturday May 11, and will begin at our summer starting time of 8 PM.
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Category Archives: Equipment
Jeff Annis demonstrated the Dobsonian telescope he built, at his May presentation for the Astronomy Club.
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
Image of the nova – a star that was not visible there before. A little while back, I subscribed to the special notice bulletins from the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). I thought that it might be interesting to … Continue reading
The CCD cameras at the observatory are very light sensitive but have a smaller number of “megapixels” as compared to the digital camera that you may be using at home. The CCD chip in many digital cameras today might also … Continue reading