February 2019

Popup Training: Women’s Observatory Class

President's Letter - March 2019

HAS - Theres a Whole Lot Going On!

We are already well into the new year and a lot is happening around HAS.  Your Leadership Team is busy working on new programs and events which should enhance your HAS experience regardless of what the weather does!

We are always working to find new ways to add value to your HAS membership, and to fulfill our Mission. Here are a few of the new programs and training opportunities your Leadership Team is putting together for you.

New Astronomer Training

There is a lot to learn and experience when getting started in Amateur Astronomy. In addition to learning about telescopes and how to use them, a New Astronomer needs to learn how to navigate the sky to find objects, how to observe and log them. HAS has several programs to help you learn these skills.

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Get Involved in HAS Mentorship Today

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Hi all! We're trying to do better at linking up curious members who want to learn more with folks who have more domain experience in specific areas of the hobby. If you would like to help a fellow HAS member and share what you know, please come on and sign up. If you want to learn this is also the perfect opportunity for you to advance your skills in this wonderfully rewarding and social lifetime hobby!

We are leveraging our club Facebook group to facilitiate the matching process, so if you aren’t already participating in that, now is the time to do so. Once a member of the group, simply click the “Mentorship” menu item on the left to get started.

Asterisms – David’s D, Collinder 21

By: Steve Goldberg

Asterism: a grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern.
 
Constellation: Triangulum
Right Ascension:  01h 50m 09.6s
Declination: +27° 06' 54"
Magnitude: 8 to 10
This month’s asterism is called David’s D. But technically it is number 21 in the Collinder catalog of star cluster. It is located at the apex of the Triangulum constellation near Aires.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
To locate this object, find stars Alpha α and Beta β Aries on the right in this picture. David’s D forms the top of a triangle, very similar to the constellation Triangulum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The shape of the “D” can be seen here, with the “straight line” going from top to bottom in this picture with the “curved line” going around the circle to the right.

 

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