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March 2002

Research Opportunities at the Pine Mountain Observatory

By Laurie Moloney
March Meeting

Rick Kang
Public Education & public outreach coordinator
Pine Mountain Observatory
Wednesday, March 20
7:30 p.m.

Physics-Astronomy Building
Room A102
University of Washington

Come early at 7 p.m. for coffee and to visit with your fellow members. Bring your slides to show after the program.

THE guest speaker for our March meeting will be Rick Kang, public education and outreach coordinator, for the Pine Mountain Observatory (PMO). He will give us a virtual tour of the observatory and its programs as well as a live remote observing session, weather permitting.

Rick will familiarize us with how to visit PMO via various modes, including remote access. Heíll also introduce us to digital research opportunities. The Pine Mountain Observatory, near Bend, Oregon, is a major educational and research facility operated by the University of Oregon Department of Physics. The observatory has three telescopes, 15-inch, 24-inch, and 32-inch. The 32-inch scope is governed by a computer, which allows remote access.

Prior to Rickís talk, University of Washington Professor Woody Sullivan will speak to us for a few minutes about Project ASTRO.

The monthly meeting of the Seattle Astronomical Society will take place on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in room A-102 of the Physics-Astronomy Auditorium building on the University of Washington campus.

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