Main program speakers: Annie Wargetz and Leonard Ferguson      
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope: What Are We Learning?

Our main presentation begins at 7:30. Before that, at 6:30, we will have
a special FYI session: A tribute to and examination of images of Loyd Overcash

March Virtual Meeting: Friday, March 25

Jamie Published on March 15, 2022

We will be virtual for this meeting, but are working to find a place to meet in person in April!

6:30 PM – FYI Novice Talk     Join us as Aaron Clevenson talks about the Messier Marathon coming up at the end of this month. Find out all you need to know to get ready to observe!

7:30 PM – Main Presentation by Chris Morisette

My Observatory – Getting from Concept to Capture
Chris describes the process he used to determine what kind of system he needed in order to do astrophotography. He will discuss the steps and challenges encountered when actually getting the observatory to work. While his goal was astrophotography many of these steps can be applied when putting together a system for visual observing.

“I worked for Shell Oil for 34 years as an engineer and manager and am now happily retired. I’m married, with two kids, and three grandchildren. I love hiking, photography, and astronomy. I’m active in the Houston Astronomical Society, North Houston Astronomy Club, and the Fort Bend Astronomy Club. I’m also a member of the University of Texas Astronomy Department Board of Visitors. I enjoy volunteering at the George Observatory on Saturday nights. Engaging with our visitors and operating the telescopes is a lot of fun.”