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The Webfooted Astronomer - September 2000


Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events!

Freeze with a Friend

The annual Orion Nebula Star Party at Table Mountain will be September 28-30. This is an annual event where astronomers from all over the state come to view the Orion Nebula from a dark site. This year we will have a 29.25-inch f/4.5 Starmaster Dobsonian telescope to look through, free observing lists, t-shirts ($12) and sweatshirts ($20) for sale. Last year we had 20 astronomers and nice chilly 20 degree weather in October. We also had a comet, northern lights, great steady skies for planetary viewing and, of course, the Orion Nebula for those that braved the cold. Our new theme is "Freeze with a Friend." Dress warm and bring something hot to drink. For more information, contact Jim Bielaga at 360-675-8734 or

Astronomer Hugh Ross to Speak September 28

Dr. Hugh Ross, who spoke last fall in our area, will return to Everett on Thursday, September 28, for a presentation on science, evolution, and creation. Dr. Ross holds degrees in physics and astronomy and did post-doctoral research at Cal Tech for several years studying quasars and galaxies. He is president of Reasons to Believe, which keeps abreast of the latest discoveries in science. He will be speaking at 7 p.m. at Northshore Christian Church, located north of Paine Field. For detailed directions, call the church at (425) 290-9015 or Joanne Green at (206) 524-2006.

Imaging the Sky 2000 November 3, 4

Imaging the Sky, a national conference on astronomical CCD imaging, will be held November 3 and 4 at the Tokyo International University of America in Salem, Oregon. This year's program will focus on the diverse approaches available in selecting hardware, software, and processing techniques for CCD imaging systems. Register before October 1 for $54. After October 1, the fee for early registration is $64, and $74 at the door. For more information, see

Craters of the Moon Star Party

The Fall Craters of the Moon Star Party will be held September 22-23 at the Craters of the Moon National Monument, in south central Idaho. For more information, see

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