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January Novice and General Meetings

Bruce PollardPublished January 9, 2021 by Bruce Pollard

The Novice and General Meetings for January will be on Friday, January 22. The Novice Meeting will start at 6:30 P.M. and the General Meeting will start at 7:30 P.M. Both will be on Zoom.

January NHAC Zoom
Time: Jan 22, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Novice Meeting
The Novice Meeting will feature Dr. Bruce Pollard (President, NHAC) discussing “Winter Skies and 2021 Highlights“. Novices should also check out the New Telescope Q&A at the close of the general session.

General Meeting
The General Meeting will feature coauthor Robert Brayton (Vice President NHAC) , Cr.Photog., CPP, presenting the new Astronomical League program, “The Foundations of Imaging” (astroleague.org/content/foundations-imaging-observing-program). This AL program is for astronomers who desire to photographically capture the beautiful and fascinating objects in the night sky. This short presentation will cover the “big picture” (pun intended) of astrophotography, and explain the requirements and standards for submission so you can earn your certificate and pin while learning new skills.

Bonus Extra
Did you get new telescope equipment in 2020? Following Robert’s presentation, the Zoom floor will be opened for Questions and Answers primarily for new telescope owners. Questions submitted by email will be answered first, so get your questions emailed today!

December Meeting and Election

Bruce PollardPublished December 3, 2020 by Bruce Pollard

Our December General meeting will be held Friday December 11 at 7:00PM

It will be a Zoom Meeting. The link is
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88642475491?pwd=cDRLd1ZTZEZNSnVQLzR3Zm9Ya0hlUT09 The link will be open at 6:45PM CST. Please call 281 361 0381 if you have a problem.

Speaker: Dr. Renee James (Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
Sam Houston State University)
Subject: “BOOM! (some of) The Most Powerful Cosmic Events Since the Big Bang.” (Based on a book she is writing) Click here to read about Professor James distinguished background.

The presentation will be followed by a brief club wide meeting to hold officer elections. Listed below is the slate of candidates for next year.

President – Bruce Pollard (current Vice President)

Vice President – Robert Brayton

Secretary – Rusty Hill (incumbent)

Treasurer – Joana Tan Gramajo (incumbent)

Astronomical League Coordinator – Aaron Clevenson (incumbent)

Membership Chair – Hagen Miller (incumbent)

Program Chair – Susan Pollard

Observation Chair – James Billings (incumbent)

Webmaster – Jamie Martin

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