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Sun Dogs, Rainbows, and Other Lights in the Sky

The Warren Astronomical Society meets monthly on the third Thursday in a room in the library (Building J) at Macomb Community College's South Campus. We are meeting in our summer-session room, 151. Enter through the northwest entrance; if you arrive after 8 PM the doors may be locked.  If you are locked out, call a club officer to help you get inside.  We do a business meeting to start the night, then have a major presentation usually put together by one of our members.

On May 16th at Macomb, Dave Bailey is going to take us on a different kind of Sky Tour with Sun Dogs, Rainbows, and Other Lights in the Sky.  Astronomy isn't just about the night-time sky, after all.  Ken Bertin will be assisting with visuals on this particular sky tour.

Dave Bailey’s parents met each other as graduate students at Yerkes Observatory, so Dave has been in astronomy since before he was born.  Unlike most club members, he's mostly a theoretician, not an observationalist, and he does not own a large telescope.  Dave does like to browse around the sky, though, and his favorite sky objects are those he just happen to see, without looking for them, like M8, M15, Collinder 399, the O.B. Association in Perseus, the Girdle of Venus, and a “comet” on the northwest horizon that turned out to be a TV antenna half a mile away.

If you would like to present a short talk (5-15 minutes) or a long talk (40-60 minutes) at a future meeting, please email Diane Hall at [masked].


The views expressed in presentations are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent, and should not be attributed to, the Warren Astronomical Society.

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