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Lincoln Hills Astronomy Group

General Meeting


The Lincoln Hills Astronomy Group
general meetings provide residents, from

beginners to experts, with a forum to increase their
knowledge in astronomy, and to meet
people with
like interests.

General meetings
begin with an informal,
"What's New in Astronomy",  followed by
main presentation, and finish with an informal
Q & A session.
Meetings are supplemented
with our annual
planetarium trip.

For more information contact Bill Weaver at hamweaver@wavecable.com.
Our Next Meeting

The Astronomy Group meets at 6:45
on the first Wednesday of each month.
information about our next meeting,
see below.


January 4, 2023
Ron Yelton showed how he processes an astro image he took using the 24” Ritchey–Chrétien telescope located in remote Chile, South America. Then, together, we processed an image of the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253).

February 1, 2023
Barbara Swerdlow will discuss the history and development of spacesuits, for both inside and outside spacecraft.  How
new materials and technology have changed them and what future spacesuits might look like.
March 1, 2023
Bill Weaver will present, “ Searching for the Origin of Our Universe”, an overview of  astronomical technology, the breakthroughs that allow us to see the beginning of the universe, and the mind-bending aspects of space travel.

April 5, 2023
Richard Sandler will give a presentation on  NASA’s Gateway Program and the modules that form the Gateway. The Gateway will serve as a multi-purpose outpost orbiting the Moon.  It will provide support for our return to the lunar surface and serve as a staging point for deep space exploration.

April 15, 2023
LHAG Spring BBQ, 1100 - 1400.

May 3, 2023
Ron Yelton, an Astronomy Group member, will speak on his passion, astrophotography.  He will show many of his recent "captures" and discuss the processing, including colorization, involved.
June 7, 2023
Ken Crawford, a world-renowned astro imager,  will present, “Going Deep for Science From My Backyard!” This is Ken’s personal journey from taking pretty photos in his backyard to working with professional astronomers on “Star Streams.” These rivers of stars help in our understanding of how galaxies form, merge and evolve. 
This meeting will be in the Orchard Creek Ballroom.  
July 2023
On vacation.

August 2, 2023
A video journey to the edge of the universe.  Using images from the Hubble and Webb telescopes, we'll visit the most jaw dropping landmarks along the way.
September 6, 2023
Ron Yelton will give a presentation on nebulae and globular clusters.  He will explain why some nebulae glow, why some don't, and of what they are made.  He will also go into the difference between open and closed clusters.
October 4, 2023
In anticipation of a career as a science teacher, Scott Perry wondered if he ever came to understand the beauty of a rainbow at a deeper, perhaps more mathematical level, would it seem as mysterious and enchanting to him. There are many delightful examples of the emergence of structure and beauty throughout creation, especially astronomy. Scott is looking forward to sharing these insights.

November 1, 2023
No scheduled activity.
December 2023
Holiday luncheon, watch for flyer.