February 8, 2009
I'm a five-year member of the WAS and currently the webmaster.
A fairly experienced amateur, but still looking to increase my observing skill and improve my theoretical knowledge.
Almost everything - history, learning about the origins and ultimate destiny of the universe, all of the fascinating objects we can see, and the joy and beauty of being out in nature - just people, a telescope, and the universe. And, as much as anything else, all the awesome people who share these pursuits.
It's a skilled, talented, well-informed, and unfailingly entertaining bunch of people who have a lot of information and experience to share. There's enough diversity of background and knowledge that anybody can fit right in. And the observing! There's just no experience like seeing Saturn for the first time - or giving somebody their first look at a wonderful celestial object.
Thank you Jonathan. My boyfriend and I are looking for a club to join, so we hope you meet you all soon.
Thanks for the information about the lectures. I'm hoping to get him out observing more than anything else.
Hello Jonathan, and thank you. I will try to make the open house event on Feb 9th--weather permitting. I was happy to see it won't be as far away as I feared. My sister lives off of Bates, Stargate is just down the road from there. I appreciate the clothing tips.
Thanks, Jonathan. I hope to be able to make a meet up soon. Are these meet ups/lectures somewhat easy to understand?
Thanks so much. I do indeed hope to start attending events soon. I was going to try and go to the next Stargate Observatory Open House but I just found out that I have to work that night. I am going to try and attend Astronomy at the Beach at Kensington though.
Will do - thank you!
Hey Jonathan, welcome to the group!
I was just reading about the MVC+Razor combination; how long have you been doing this...were you an early adopter? Did you use some other view engine for MVC before?
Thanks, Jonathan! I will see when I have the time to drive from A2, it seems like it would be worth it, to meet up with y'all. I am pretty excited about getting to know others who love astronomy and stargazing.
I'm a high school teacher and I'm thinking about bringing students to the event this Saturday (Oct 8). What would the format be, and do you think there will be enough telescopes/people to talk to/miscellaneous stuff for a couple dozen high school students to be amazed by? I would love to bring them by if possible!!! Thanks