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!!! Astronomy Class Announcement !!!

This fall the Lincoln Hills Astronomy Group will sponsor a class entitled
"Introduction to Astronomy".  This will be a five week course designed for members with
little or no astronomy background.  Classes will be held on September 3, 10, 17, 26 and on
October 1.  All of these dates are Tuesdays except for September 26, which is a Thursday.  The
Thursday class will be a class room presentation followed by an outdoor observing session
with the Telescope Interest Group.  Other observing sessions will be scheduled at a
later date.

Classes will be held in the Fine Arts Room at Orchard Creek from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Course materials will be provided and the cost will be $15 dollars per household.  We will have
a sign-up sheet at the June 5th general meeting and the August 7th meeting at the Sierra College
Planetarium.  You may also sign up by email or phone with Ron Yelton at ryelton@aol.com or
559-289-8792.  Class size is limited to 25 people.

General Meeting

Come join us!!!  The  Lincoln Hills Astronomy  Group  provides residents, beginners to experts,
with a forum to increase their  knowledge of astronomy, their observational skills,
their enjoyment
in the field, and to meet people with like interests.  Activities to enrich this experience include
educational presentations, hands-on demonstrations of equipment and
tools, as well as observing
sessions and planetarium trips.  These activities cover a wide range of topics in astronomy,
with experienced members providing assistance to beginners.

General meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of the month
, at 6:45 PM, in the Kilaga Springs
Lodge Presentation Hall.  Meetings begin with an informal "What's New in Astronomy",  followed
by the main presentation, and end with an informal Q&A session.  We're sure you'll find some aspect
of astronomy, star gazing, telescope ownership, or cosmology that will grab your fancy.  For
information about meetings and
speakers, click here.

Cosmology Interest Group Meeting

Cosmology Interest Group meetings are on the 3rd Monday of the month, at 6:45 PM, in the
Orchard Creek
Fine Arts Room.  Meetings are in the form of a lecture or video series, focusing
some aspect of cosmology, followed by a spirited discussion. There is no need to be proficient in math
or physics formulas - we try to keep things as simple as possible so everyone can grasp the topic being
presented. This is a fun group with lots of very smart members to answer just about any questions
may have about the cosmos.  For information about meetings and speakers
click here.

Telescope Interest Group Meeting

Telescope Interest Group meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month, usually at the Lincoln
Hills Sports Pavilion
.  Meeting times vary, depending on the setting time of the sun.  Meetings are"star
parties", where members set up their telescopes to
observe the night sky and other special celestial events. 
All Lincoln Hills residents and their families are invited to join us for an enjoyable evening observing the
night sky.
  If you have a telescope you would like to share with the group or for which you would like
assistance in learning how to use, bring it along.  Our experts will be happy to lend a hand.  For
star party times and locations
click here.
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