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The Webfooted Astronomer - April 2001
Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events
AS summer draws near, there are many opportunities for practicing and learning about amateur astronomy. Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.
UW Spring Public Lecture SeriesThis lecture series will be held April 12-14 in Room 401, Johnson Hall, University of Washington. "Pieces of Asteroids, The Moon and Mars: The Latest on Meteorites," April 12, 6:30-8 p.m.; "The Fall, Collection and Study of the Tagish Lake Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorite, and Its Unique Organic Compounds," April 13, 6:30-8 p.m; "Lunar and Martian Meteorites: Introducing NWA 482, A New Lunar Highlands Anorthosite Sample," April 14, 12-3 p.m.
Astronomy Day at Pacific Science CenterOnce again the SAS has been invited to the Pacific Science Center on Astronomy Day, April 28. We need people to staff the information table, hand out flyers about the club, answer questions, and show people the sun through your solar-filtered scope. See the SAS Web site for more details at
UW Astronomy Open HouseThe University of Washington (UW) Astronomy Department Open House for will be on May 19 from 2-7 p.m. at the Physics/Astronomy Building at the corner of 15th Avenue NE and Pacific. The Seattle Astronomical Society will provide telescopes for observing, weather permitting, so plan on bringing your scopes, and volunteering to staff the information table.
Riverside Telescope Makers ConferenceThe 32nd Annual Riverside Telescope Makers Conference will be held May 25–28 at Camp Oakes, which is about 50 miles northeast of Riverside, Calif.
Table Mountain Star PartyThis year's Table Mountain Star Party will be July 19–21. See
http://www.tmspa.com for more information.
Oregon Star PartyThe Oregon Star Party will be held August 16–19 near Prineville, Oregon. See
http://www.oregonstarparty.org/ for more information.
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