||Steering Committee and
||Meeting / Events Calendar
||Cosmology Interest Group (CIG)
||Telescope Interest Group (TIG)
||Observing Sites + Weather
||Pictures and Poems
| 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
See our schedule below
|This Month's Activity
We will meet on Thursday, October 19th at 6:45 PM
This month our program will complement the presentation that Ron Olson gave at the General Meeting on "Observing the Night Sky." We will start out in the classroom and then move out to the patio behind the OC Lodge for some hands-on practice with telescopes.
To sign up please contact Bob Collins at email@example.com (253-9890).
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
"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.
the Year's Calendar
We will be planning out most of this year's lecture and observing events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (253-9890) for more information.
18 May 25
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
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 email@example.com (253-9890) for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (253-9890) for more information.
|July 27 No Events
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 email@example.com (253-9890)
August 24 Trip to Cameron Park Observatory Cancelled
Contact Bob Collins firstname.lastname@example.org (253-9890)
28 Star Party to Blue Canyon. Sunset
at 6:52 PM
Contact Bob Collins email@example.com (253-9890) Cancelled
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.
Star Party at the Sports Pavilion
Sunset is at 5:00 pm
|December 28 No Events except for the annual