May 2013 Monthly Meeting

May 03, 2013: May 2013 Monthly Meeting

Novice Meeting: 6:30PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Greenwich Observatory and Stonehenge
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Bill Spizzirri
General Meeting: 7:15PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Astronomical Challenges and Solutions, 54 years and counting
General Meeting Speaker: 
Fred Garcia
About the General Meeting Presentation

In the general meeting, Fred Garcia will discuss the analysis of astronomical telescopes and their configurations under photo/visual constraints and implementing methods. Learn how HAS members designed and developed the 12 ½ inch f/5 telescope at the club's Columbus observatory site. Fred will also discuss different observatory sites and installations, showing how function dictates design. Telescope manufacturing methods and facilities will illustrate the hands on procedures, techniques of modern telescopes and his personal experiences in Astronomy.

Parking and Directions (View Map)

Meetings are held at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, which is located at 1414 Wirt Rd, Houson, TX 77055.

PARKING INFORMATION: Free parking in the lot in front of the TMCC.

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