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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.

Our Next Meeting
 Thursday April 27, 2017
Star Party at the model airplane airport behind Thunder Valley
See our schedule below

This Month's Activity
This month we will have a Star Party in Lincoln, located at a site west of Thunder Valley Casino. The Associated Modelers of Sacramento (AMOS) have invited us to use their facilities for nighttime observing. The site is close by, easily accessible and should offer us a great
night for observing.
Contact Bob Collins at bobpcoll@community.net (253-9890)
for more information.
Click here for a map to the observing site.

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
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 25    Star Party
This month we are planning a 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

July 27

August 24

September 28

October 26

November 23

December 28