Novice & General Meeting Seminars

August 05, 2016: Novice & General Meeting Seminars

Novice Meeting: 6:30PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Collimating the Newtonian Telescope
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Bram Weisman
General Meeting: 7:15PM
General Meeting Topic: 
10+ years of chasing asteroids with the FBAC “A-team”
General Meeting Speaker: 
Joseph A Dellinger, PhD Geophysics
About the General Meeting Presentation

The years 2000-2010 were the golden age of amateur asteroid discovery, when it was possible to discover multiple asteroids on a single night with amateur-level equipment. Dellinger will tell the story of his years in the Fort Bend Astronomy Club’s asteroid team and show exactly how they did it. They were one of the more successful amateur teams in the world, with several hundred asteroids to their credit. Along the way they had a few adventures, so Joe will have some good stories to include as well.

At the Novice Session
Director Bram Weisman will show us the various ways to collimate or line up the optics of a Newtonian telescope. Newtonians are great for their simplicity and ease of setup but have to be collimated much more frequently than other types of telescopes. If you have a Newtonian or think one is in your future, this talk is a must.

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.

Map to Trini Mendenhall Community Center

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