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 on: May 08, 2019, 06:13:56 PM 
Started by John Upton - Last post by John Upton
-- Update -- Dinner / Happy hour at Rosa's on Hwy 79 -- 6ish to 9ish rather than meeting at FS6.   General astronomy conversations.


Due to ongoing renovation by the Round Rock Fire Department, the meeting room we use may not be available. Check back here before the June 6th meeting date to see if an alternate location has been secured and program scheduled. Lacking an available meeting room, the June meeting will likely be canceled.

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 on: April 28, 2019, 08:20:44 PM 
Started by John Upton - Last post by John Upton
Multiple members will give short talks covering a topic of their choice. They may show and discuss smaller new projects they have worked on, new equipment, new books, or observing session results in the form of field reports or astro-photography they have done.

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 on: April 28, 2019, 08:19:02 PM 
Started by John Upton - Last post by John Upton
This meeting will be a free form discussion by moderated by members Bruce Campney and Mark Zell. Topics will pertain to preparations for observing the two solar eclipses which will be visible from Texas in 2023 and 2024. Members will discuss (and are encouraged to bring and show) their own equipment that can be used during an eclipse. In addition, possible locations for both public and private observation will be discussed. Discussions should also include the best way to train others in the community to help coordinate safe public observation of the events.

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 on: April 01, 2019, 11:15:51 PM 
Started by campney - Last post by campney
Of course check the date...

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 on: April 01, 2019, 11:07:42 AM 
Started by campney - Last post by campney
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-event-horizon-telescope-is-about-to-make-a-hyuuuuge-announcement

With a link to a youtube stream for April 10.

but as far as we can tell, it appears the world is about to finally see the first ever photo of a black hole's event horizon.

Of course, we won't know for sure until the press event itself, which we will cover live on our site. But here's a massive clue: according to the advance statement, the researchers will be discussing the "first result from the Event Horizon Telescope."

Hope it is as interesting as they are hyping it.

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 on: March 03, 2019, 08:00:04 PM 
Started by John Upton - Last post by John Upton
Gregory Rohde will discuss the principals behind String Telescopes. Tensegrity telescopes are designed to use strings in tension and rods in compression. Such construction results in very light weight, stiff structures perfect for advanced telescope designs.

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