NEXT MEETING: August 26
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


NHAC Monthly Virtual Meeting Friday, February 25

Jamie Published on February 5, 2022

The Novice talk begins at 6:30pm and the main presentation begins at
7:30pm.

Speaker: Stephen Hummel, Dark Skies Specialist at the McDonald Observatory
Join us as Stephen returns to NHAC to talk about TLEs.

Sprites: Between the Clouds and the Stars

Sprites, or Transient Luminous Events, are large electrical discharges that
occur high above thunderstorms, near the edge of space. Sprites and their
related phenomena are some of the most visually stunning things
occurring in the night sky, but remain little known outside of academic
circles. Sprites were only confirmed to exist in 1989, but under dark skies,
common digital cameras are now capable of capturing these fleeting
events in great detail. We’ll discuss what sprites are, how to see them for
yourself, and some of the recent advancements in our understanding of
them.

The zoom link will be posted on the website before the meeting. See you
there!