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Lincoln Hills Astronomy Group

Telescope Interest Group

Ranny and Ron
 The Telescope Interest Group is a sub-group of the Lincoln Hills Astronomy Group.
We concentrate on aspects of using and owning a personal
telescope - from researching your purchase, through learning
how to operate your new eye on the Universe. In addition
 to lectures focusing on telescopes and astronomy in general,
we host frequent star parties for observing the night sky and
other special celestial events.

We meet on the fourth Thursday of the month
in the OC Multi-purpose room 6:45 PM

  Contact Bob Collins at bobpcoll@community.net 
for more information.
See our schedule below

This Month's Activity
Unfortunately, with rain forecast for Thursday, the 9th, this star party
is cancelled.


  This month we will be hosting a star party at the sports Pavilion.

Telescope observing and assistance will be provided for naked eye and binocular observing, and an updated object list from the Oct 19 TIG "Exploring the Night Sky" presentation.
To sign up please contact Bob Collins at bobpcoll@community.net (253-9890).

The Telescope Interest Group was founded by Bob
Collins and Ron Olson
If you have any questions about this group you can contact them at:
Bob Collins
bobpcoll@community.net 253-9890 or Ron Olson  rolson@starstream.net 408-1435

January 26       Astronomy Apps    
TIG members will demonstrate Astronomy Apps used for planning observing nights and viewing sky maps of stars, Messier objects, planets and their moons, and our Moon
February 23  "Preparing to Enjoy the Telescope Viewing Experience
Through the Use Mobile Apps and Websites'
This month TIG our members will demonstrate how to use various computer and smart-phone applications for planning your observing sessions.
March 23   Planning the Year's Calendar
We will be planning out most of this year's lecture and observing events

April 27     Star Party  Cancelled
Richard Sandler has invited the TIG to observe at a model airplane airport just to the west of Thunder Valley Casino. It is actually a pretty dark site compared to Lincoln.
Contact Bob Collins at bobpcoll@community.net (253-9890) for more information.
May 18   May 25    Star Party
We're going to try again to have our star party at the AMOS Model Airplane field just west of Thunder Valley See the link for more info on how to get there. Map to AMOS
May 25    Star Party
This month we are planning a second Star Party at Blue Canyon, which will be open to TIG and LHAG members, and guests who sign up. Contact Bob Collins at bobpcoll@community.net (253-9890) for more information.
June 22    Star Party   Cancelled due to high temperatures
At the patio behind the Orchard Creek Lodge. Come about 30 min before sunset and sign up with Bob Collins
bobpcoll@community.net (253-9890) for more information.
July 27  No Events

August 21  Eclipse Party   
Almost Total Solar Eclipse will cover about 96% in our area. Eclipse glasses will be provided for your personal use. That way you don't have to look through a scope to really enjoy this massive event.   First Contact will be at 0902 am, maximum coverage will be 96% coverage at 1017 am. Ecipse ends at 1139 am. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for a lot of us - so please don't miss this one. Right now we have a good forecast of starting around 55 degrees in the morning and rising to a high of about 86. We will also provide safe solar viewing glasses at no charge.  Contact
Bob Collins bobpcoll@community.net (253-9890)
Eclipse Video

August 24  Trip to Cameron Park Observatory  Cancelled
Contact Bob Collins bobpcoll@community.net (253-9890)
September 28    Star Party to Blue Canyon. Sunset at 6:52 PM
Contact Bob Collins bobpcoll@community.net (253-9890) Cancelled
October 19   Star-Hoppimg Class
This month we will feature a presentation on the basics of star hopping, in the regular meeting room, followed by a walk out to the back of the lodge to practice the skills we just learned.
November  9  Observing Star Party at the Sports Pavilion  
Sunset is at 5:00 pm   Cancelled due to rain.

December 28  No Events except for the annual luncheon.