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July 2022

DARK SKY STAR PARTY AT DEXTER STATE PARK – July 23, 2022

July 23, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Dexter State Recreation Site, Dexter State Recreation Site
Dexter, OR 97431 United States
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Every year we host a dark sky star party at Dexter State Park. Fifteen miles from Eugene, this site is far enough from the city sky glow to allow us to see many of the galaxies, nebulae, and other deep-sky objects that are obscured by light pollution when viewed from town. If you haven't seen a truly dark sky through a telescope before, you're in for a treat. For that matter, even if you have before, you're still in for…

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August 2022

Monthly Meeting: Comets by Jerry Oltion – Thursday August 18th – 7:00 pm

August 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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For our August 18th meeting, in memory of noted comet hunter Don Machholz, who was one of the best visual comet hunters since Charles Messier, Jerry Oltion will give a presentation on comets. What are they, and what role do they play in our solar system? Why did so many ancient societies fear them? How are they discovered, and how do you observe them as they sweep through the inner solar system? In the past few years we have sent…

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October 2022

Monthly Meeting: The Nearest Stars by Bernie Bopp – Thursday October 20, 2022 – 7:00 pm

October 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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The night sky is deceptive. Most of the stars we see with the naked eye are celestial giants or supergiants like Betelgeuse, Antares, or Rigel – spectacularly bright, but very distant from the Sun and far from typical. If we seek typical stars, we should investigate not the stars that are brightest, but the stars that are nearest to the Sun. In this presentation Bernie Bopp will describe some of these nearby stars and explain the difference between white dwarfs,…

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November 2022

Monthly Meeting: “A Journey to the Outskirts of the Universe” by Larry Deckman – Thursday November 17, 2022 – 7:00 pm

November 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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"A Journey to the Outskirts of the Universe" by Larry Deckman This program will take you beyond Earth's atmosphere until you're seeing our home planet from 150 miles up.  Ascending higher, you'll reach the Moon and the planets of our solar system. Then it's off to the stars and clouds of the Milky Way galaxy, followed by the clusters of galaxies at the edge of the universe. Illustrated entirely with beautiful photographs from NASA and the world's great telescopes, this…

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December 2022

Monthly Meeting: (Zoom presentation) “Faster and Fainter: Drawings with a 30 inch telescope by Mel Bartels – Thursday December 15, 2022 – 7:00 pm

December 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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NOTICE:  This will NOT be an in-person meeting at the Eugene Science Center. This will be a ZOOM meeting. If you are not already on the EAS email list you may sign up on the EAS website, eugeneastro.org. You do not have to be a member to be on the email list. "Faster and fainter: drawings with a 30 inch telescope", takes us on a journey to galaxies torn apart as seen through clouds of Milky Way galactic cirrus. Mel's…

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January 2023

Monthly Meeting: “Open Clusters” by Robert Asumendi – Thursday January 19, 2023 – 7:00 pm

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eugene Science Center Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Open Clusters by Robert Asumendi. What are open clusters? Are they just a bunch of stars, or something much more special? Which are the best ones to look at? Have any entire human cultures been based upon them? What do they tell astronomers about the universe? Is our own star part of an open cluster? At this month's EAS meeting, Robert will dive into these questions and more. This in-person meeting is held at the Eugene Science Center Planetarium and…

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