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 on: September 28, 2017, 01:29:55 PM 
Started by TomT - Last post by TomT
170925 SBAU radio KZSB 1290am BaRon, JerryW, ChuckMcP, TomT, BruceM  sloppy notes:
00:00.000 Baron-saw Mark Giles? John Denver music; ChuckMcP in studio, over anti-biotics, B still doing his. Cassini dived into Saturn, Juno circling big planet, C-deliberate orbit to avoid radiation.  B-Webb telescope segmented.  C-AU 1983 start, joined 1987
02:44.021 Earth Sky 2012 Volcanos caused cooling 1380AD, made little ice age 1600s, not change in Sun.  John Denver playing in background w/ Beatles.
04:29.239 TT in Chevy Spark, Donny re: John Palminteri ships in channel
06:53.630 music B-we will catch up on probes in space
07:14.656 music B-AM1290, only club I have joined, Key club in HS not in, but editor of paper.  Did mobile DJ for reunion.  compare JW Pres style to TT C-calm and collected B-but what is JW's.  B-photos for calendar, JW eclipse, JW-Flickr ones best.  B-Bacara changing owners, when SBAU outreaches?  C-June-Aug Thursdays.  TT-hopefully in 2018 also.  C-Sedgwick for UCLA Thurs.  B-Steve: you were member of club, breakfast club

11:36.305  music: "it was calm and cloudless night"  Galileo 1609.  B- TT singing along, JW- SBRS, CMcP-TT outreach in Wyoming, BruceM 127 outreaches last year, B-how to get into Bacara?  JW-security gate question "here for astronomy".   B-Summer start at 8pm?  CM-depends on moon, planets. B-gray haired group JW-more than one HS'er.  BM- theater organ usually 2nd Sat, SBTOS.org.  retired EE.  [JW-taking pic] B-Cassini wake, CM-13 years around Saturn.  B-slingshot around planet, seems it would whip you 180deg? JW-depends on distance from planet BM-gravity diminishes Dist squared.  CM-suck momentum out of planet.  TT-launch 1997, but how many years before in planning?  JW-many.  B-Galileo ever found out what ears of Saturn were?  CM-not likely.  TT-Kittens going around Saturn, 60 of them in outer rings, moonlets.  JW-too close to Saturn, under Roche limit [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roche_limit] JW-two objects, slightly different orbits, gravitational attract of larger object vs. coming apart CM-depends on what the object is made of; B-is Roche on that list of famous astronomers for the calendar? CM- No.  B-Mars moons, tidally locked go farther away, vs non-tidally locked?  Mercury JW-2:3 resonance? pull into Sun? CM-elliptical orbit precesses. B-T always on cell (tablet). music Gato B jazz.

21:43.533 music: "it has a been a long road, a long time, time is finaly here" Star Trek Enterprise.  TT-new Star Trek show Discovery, on CBS all-access for $$.  TT-summary of first show, lady related to Spock Father 10 yrs before original show, Klingons.  B-Cassini break up? JW-breaks up, heat vs. oxidation.  plasma [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_(physics)] B-BM how many telescopes? BM-2 C8, 1-5" Maksutov.  B-talk about star parties.  Cannot see colors? CM-Red giants. Betelgeuse.  CM-1B volume of sun, so outer surface is cool.  JW-sent video of ocean levels rising over earth if all ice on earth melts.  B-flare coming our way?  JW-large solar eruption, gave nice auroras.  CM-1859 Carrington event, caused fires at telegraph terminals.  BM-Sun CME's at various angles, so only some hit earth. music: "as a spaceship flies, strong embrace of a black hole, the engine died..."

33:44.791 music: "the thriving crews not to fall into a black hole" CM-Kazoo music B-nerds never get visited by beauties.  Club very active. CM-top 3 in nation  TT-most clubs do not have radio shows. B-most action in Astro? JW-no, biology.  Tech, nano structures revolutionizing the world.  JW-possible to image an individual atom and pick it up and put it somewhere else.  Trouble for nightly news to translate to public for high ratings.  B-1T stars in Milky Way?  CM-maybe 1T solar masses.  Smallest stars 80x Jupiter.  2001 movie mass added to Jupiter to turn it into a star.  B-Kubric, studio in London for apes.  CM-ISS passing 757pm SW to NE by 803, very bright.  B-medical changes of astronauts?  Kelly brothers, CM-small amount of calcium change.  B-SpaceX docking to ISS?  JW-just for cargo, Russians do people.  TT-russian engine for Atlas 5.  BM-artificial gravity could be made for ISS.  CM-more problems than worth.  JW-must be standing on floor to feel gravity of rotating space station.  Running and jumping.  B-Passengers movie?  JW-wakes up passenger.  TT-Andy Howell of LCO, has Science vs. Cinema on YouTube, analyzes movies and ruins them for me. B-Aliens movies.  TT-like A vs Predators.  music: "I became a star of gas"

45:54.162  music: "Once I had my hydrogen gas slowly fuse to helium"  BM-Bonnie sits w BM in front at meetings, but has a detached retina, so hard to look thru telescopes.  B-what is status of Juno? CM-53 day orbit around Jupiter. radiation from trapped particles in magnetic field.  JW-Earth has Van Allen belts of radiation.  TT Q's about radiation.  B-sunspots JW-cooler areas.  B-eight minutes for light from Sun to reach us. Thousands of years from core to surface?  TT-sounds strange, but core gamma ray photon actually changes into other photons?  JW-absorbed re-emitted.  BM-photon/wave duality.  B-starts/stops on a dime!  JW-laser on moon [to push StarChip] is phased locked. BM-light amp by stim emiss of rad.  JW-Phil Lubin phase locking to prevent divergence.  B-beach tanning is a lot of beating down.  TT stops on a dime on your DNA.  Music: "Galileo 1609 saw mountains and craters on the moon, jupiter with 4 tiny moons" "got my telescope w me"  "shoulders of giants"

54:50.459 music: "beyond..."  TT-next speaker for October?  JW-not sure  B-December, just ask a couple of Q's. How much do we learn from the speakers?  CM-always something and some folks are new to club.  B-AdrianL busy w school, like a job.  JW-older folks are retired, so have time to attend.  CM-events coming up...40 UCLA students.B-see you all at the meeting.
57:39.105 end

 on: September 11, 2017, 11:36:04 PM 
Started by TomT - Last post by TomT
170911 KZSB radio SBAU show Baron JW CMcP TT BM 9-10am 2nd Monday

00:00.000 B-564-1290, AU guys coming in ~830am
00:27.500 music: Doors B-flashback to last night CM-7a huge gully washer TT-lightening, but use earplugs B-hurricanes on Jupiter, want to talk about water surges.  Bahamas areas water was pushed away.  TT-also along Florida coast. B-surge is new term. Wind is counter-clockwise. West Florida, first part of storm pushes water out to sea.  TT-wind ahead of eye was pushing water out to west. CM-low psi in eye has effect. B-Hello Jerry, minutes ready?  JW-low psi causes moisture to condense out of the air. B-what happens on Neptune?  The great red spot? JW-never found a satisfying answer.  B-losing Juno, like Cassini? JW-yes.  CM-last orbit. no camera images, no time to send image data.  TT-folks living in clouds of Saturn will be harmed.  B-break up? CM-burn up, but dipping into rings on last passes.  B-Saturn lighter than water, we need a big bathtub to put it in.  TT-but what happens when you pull it out? CM-it leaves a big ring!  B-we wont talk about Uranus.
07:35.221 Earth-Sky Milky Way will collide in 4B yrs w Andronmeda, mutual pull of gravity and dark matter between them.  Long ago, A encountered another galaxy, M33, Triangulum Gal, they can see trail of gas between them.
09:05.639  Donny, AU finest minds here, not including Tom  TT-alrighty then D-dont let him pick on you
09:40.013 CM-rainbow, orange B-cards to scratch off for free gas.  CM-TomW has classes, special relativity.
12:12.131 B-call up Holst Saturn? TT-Mars, Jupiter exciting. B-great speakers at AU meetings, send your kids, free food.  TT-Saturday Astrovaganza was good. B-construction at Museum. CM-ADA walkways.  B-so much going on at Museum.  Planetarium, Observatory, star parties. 

15:07.484 music:  B-intros TT, JW, CMcP astrophysics front and center of all the sciences CM-+biology B-chemistry JW-Astrovaganza speaker TT-Phil Lubin, Rothman, B-postage stamp sized missions JW-pushed by phased locked lasers B-like Ruby lasers TT-coherent light? JW-yes, stimulated electrons waiting to fall down, all fall at once CM-like lemmnigs JW-  B-  TT-how does photons stick together in narrow beam?  JW-in phase B-mirrors on moon? JW-corner cubes B-pointers red aimed at helicopters?  CM-green JW-now Blu-ray light, data more compacted on disk, UCSB prof got Nobel prize.  JW-postage stamp size, camera, transmitter, bugs in back seat.  B-how can signal get back to earth?  Armada?  CM-several every day JW-thousands at a time.  TT-biologist Dr. Hoffman was to see how life in space works JW-worms, aliens will want deworming medicine. freeze dried bugs. TT-should do this w humans.  JW-Cassini burn up in Saturn to prevent contaminating other moons.  B-no one on phone, Dupree call in! TT-Mom, call in!

25:49.980 music: "once I had enuf mass, i became a star of gas" B-AU name since? CM-1983 or 5  TT-joined 2009 JW-early 2000's. B-how to get more kids to join CM-kids get cars, friends, school as distractions. JW-retirement. Some speakers are professors and students come in to talks.  We keep speakers at public level, no math.  B-AdrianL is VP, 17 at DP. B-Cassini speaker, how long to get to Saturn? CM-7years B-so 20 to Proxima is doable CM-hard to keep staff on project that long. B-Huygens probe dropped on Titan. CM-Huygens discovered rings and Titan going around Saturn.  Titan bigger than Mercury.  JW-atmosphere 1.5x earths. smog atmosphere, methane ethane.  TT-rockets to drop probe?  JW-heat shield.  B-video shows shadow of parachute as it lands. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huygens_(spacecraft) .   B-Voyager 1  TT-interstellar space 140AU, JW-hyperbolic orbit never will return.  B-looking at dwarf planets? planet 9 TT-20xEmass, TT-now a planet 10 also.
music: timeless night 1609 Galileo used his telescope for very first time...

38:36.137 music: got my telescope w me, just wait to you see on the shoulders of giants, we'll see beyond.  B-AU tidy little club, run by JW, was TT, real leader is CM, 200 nights a year B-Bacara now will be owned by Ritz Carlton. 2nd Sat star parties  BM on phone, BM-just checked wife flight to Atlanta, looks on time. [30s missing] B-Qs do we know the direction of hurricanes in north?  JW-counterclockwise.  B-storm surge, Bahama water retreated.  BM-beach is shallow at Bahamas.  CM- on Navy cruiser betw islands and they are very low. B-various size hurricanes, more coming  BM-map for 2100 Florida shows tip of Florida disappearing, coastal cities disappear.  BM-Florida described by one #95, 95deg, 95humidity B-and highway 95. 

45:52.909  music: 2001 Strauss, B-intros need it darker in Farrand, but may not see speaker TT-need light at lecturn.  B-Saturn Cassini speaker TT-Bonnie Buriatti JPL  BM-cannot see from Earth the moons of Saturn  B-send bugs to Titan?  TT-yes, terraform moons  JW-Mars, just warm it up, and we know how to do that!  B-Mars moons one will go away and one will crash.  B-Mercury locked? BM-2/3 resonance (59 day rotation vs. 88 day orbit)  B-all bodies planets effect the thing they are orbiting BM common center of mass in Sun for Jupiter.  JW-linear sum of circles for each planets, used to find exoplanets, and doppler effect on light.  B-?  JW-radio hands...think of kids on teeter-totter for balance point as center of gravity.  B-Alpha Centauri is 3 star system  CM-two stars orbit each other, 1 small around both of them. B-fal into ea other?  JW-some systems will do that.  B-no dark sky at Proxima?  JW-all 3 stars could be on one side.  B-Starshot Breakthru mission, how to steer craft?  TT-something does tilt craft.  JW-will shoot laser from back side of moon to avoid hitting earth.  B-events coming up?  CM-Telescope Workshop, Westmont  JW-got a Questar from Sat star party.

56:31.663 music: black hole B-someone very sick came up with this.  B-Sat speaker, I wish I made that, how often?  TT-only Astrovaganza  B-Matrix bar and Sci pub.  JW-Baron on for December to ask Qs, B-present case.  B-Friday end of Cassini  TT-can we see it from Westmont?  B-see the rings  CM-Cassini has great pictures  30ft thick rings.  BM-Encelladus in E ring.  TT-do not cry for Cassini..BM-do not forget theater organ Society open console...
1:01:11.270  end

 on: August 28, 2017, 11:16:17 PM 
Started by TomT - Last post by TomT
Quick notes!  Download and listen to attached mp3 file, 50 minutes.

170814 KZSB SBAU radio program AdrianL Summer Science B JW TW CM 2nd Monday

00:00.000 earth sky solar flares
01:29.739 it is 3pm. Baron-news: solar eclipse museum natural history
02:36.849 B-news: forest eclipse crowds & fires

03:21.774 song "summer 1609 Galileo" TW newsletter 14 yrs; CM Comtech computers; TW-adjunct Westmont; AdrianL VP will tell about summer sci progr in astrophysics; TW-NY Times 1919 eclipse supported relativity, read about supporting others to see it. Helen McDonald, "March 26 Turkey, hole in sky, very black at totality.  Hard to grasp.  ?Thot others would detract from event, but in a crowd there is a solidarity felt..."  TW-going to South Carolina, Greenville.  JW-near Salem Oregon, Pine Ridge resort outside of Mamouth; CM-Wyoming; AL-in town, school starting, may hand out some glasses.  Javier will talk at Dargan's Sci Pub tonite.

15:256.084 song "its been a long while" star trek.  Police Chief works out to Pink (singer).  SBAU.org .  CM-1955 SB star cluster, AdrianC biking across US.  B-getting pictures of members.  JW- last speaker Karl Blasius, Mars. B-Orion capsule, next gen JW-for manned missions, 2018 may be first mission.  B-will talk on eclipse later.  AdrianL 6-18 to 7-26 summer science program in astrophysics New Mexico, 36 kids.  Collaboration w/ Alumni Foundation, two campuses CU Boulder, and NM Inst Tech, Sicorro.  1hr s of Albuquere. Lecture 9-12, 1-4, work on P-sets, problem sets.  TW-very prestigious to be in. AL-Costs $5-6K, but had financial aid.  AL-P-sets one a day, main problem of summer was to determine orbit of an Asteroid.  Twice a week, 2hrs a night, observe w/ telescope, take pics, RA, Dec.  Teams of three.  18th mag or brighter asteroids can be seen. B-most between Mars & Jupiter.  TW-18th mag is 1000x dimmer than seen w naked eye.  B-all earth telescopes have tracking mech?  JW- CM-w/ telescopes can track in a few minutes.  Ceres 600 miles across.  B-Mars moons potatoes in space.  AL-name of asteroids 2005 TX68, 1999 LA, 1951 Lick; 12 teams.  Everyone successful in determining orbits.  AL-plan to major in physics, then astrophysics.  CM-he will come back and talk to our club.

28:34.084 song "once I had enough of a mass, i became a star of gas"  eclipse August 21 Monday, need special glasses.  B-shadow 70 miles across CM-partial shadow is much wider.  AL-problem angular momentum if Moon moving away, calc Earth slowing down. B-what to learn from eclipse?  JW-what can we know that we do not know  CM-different layers of Sun can be seen.  JW-coronagraph can work like a natural eclipse. JW-AL did you operate telescope?  AL-we did, but had help.  14" scope in New Mexico.  TW-hosted program at Westmont in past.  B-jazz  Gato Barberi "Europa"  beasts under the ice.

34:36.681 song "its been a long while" B-it's the AU hour, SBAU.org, astro unit, Richard Dupre: determining DEC/RA? AL-used that to calculate distance and movement, long of ascending nodes, RD-expression of orbit?  AL-determined orbit, RD-prediction? AL-not perfect.  RD-what math used?  AL-RA/DEC used astrometry, least squarese plate reduction using nearby ref stars, then method of Gauss CM-vector math.  B-calculus?  AL-partial deriv, figured in class, then plug in numbers. CM-gravity of Jupiter can throw orbits off.  AL-these were NEO asteroids.  JW-asteroids could interact and change orbits.  shatter or stick to each other also.  Shoemaker/Levy Jupiter tidal forces.  TW-Keplerian dynamics can show gravity effects.  JW-spot exoplanets by motion of stars; also transits.  B-all solar systems flat?  JW-comets come from various angles.  B-any friends made? AL-facebook group.  B-girls in STEM only 4%?  CM-prob going up.  TW-circuit class 3 or 4 of 10 female.  B-small class.  CM-my intro class had 300 students. TW-taught there, very diff from Evergreen college.

43:28.876 song "calm and cloudless night...1609 Galileo"  B-true? CM-he pushed his luck. Venus, Jupiter observations. CM-Cassini will go into Saturn soon.  Huygens probe dropped on Titan.  Juno mission around Jupiter B-pics of great red spot? JW-yes. radiation near planet.  B-New Horizons CM-going to a binary or elongated body dwarf planet, found by occultations.  B-great pics of Pluto, heart shape.  CM-may call it a planet again, anything in hydrostatic equilibrium JW-spherical.  B-did we land on asteroid? yes.  JW-dinosaurs did not have space program.  TW-James Webb coming up.  B-WISE telescope?  CM-wide field infrared survey.  B-not visual anymore?  JW-big ones still visual.  Thanks Adrian

49:08.845  end.  some news w/ Baron..renew energy vs gas plant in Oxnard.  50:26.331

 on: July 27, 2017, 08:05:24 AM 
Started by Paul Winn - Last post by Paul Winn
I have two Explore Scientific Eyepieces for sale
Both in great condition with Caps no boxes

Explore Scientific 68° Series 34mm Selling for $200  New its $249
Explore Scientific 82° Series 6.7mm Selling for $105  New its $149

Want both $295

Paul Winn 805-886-2319

 on: June 07, 2017, 09:56:22 PM 
Started by TomT - Last post by TomT
170607 interview Thacher school astronomy. Drs Vyhnal and Swift
(download and play attached audio file)
00:00.000 early talk
01:26.515 pre 9am intros
03:09.481 1st section star trek music
13:13.261 2nd section music: 1609 Galileo
24:41.729 3rd section ... 25:14.426 power loss! for about 15minutes. 
4th section  sounds a little scratchy for a minute or so. 
Richard Dupree call re power loss...yes Thacher Obs dome can close if power is lost. 
42:14.943 end

 on: May 27, 2017, 11:32:37 PM 
Started by TomT - Last post by TomT
170522 KZSB 1290AM SBAU radio hour 4th Monday notes w/ Baron Ron Herron, JerryW, ChuckMcP, TomT, BruceM
see attached file to download and playback
tt--if a spaceship lands on Uranus, will that make you itchy?
00:00.000 Teresa Brewer "Let me go" song, Baron preview SBAU
02:07.057  TT where should I put my millions?
02:43.701 f-bomb?
02:56.741 B-in my studio, names, star party last saturday at Museum, JW-famous pic of Einstein taken at Museum; CM-after 1915 Einstein world famous; B-special relativity? JW-sure;

04:58.967 music: Galileo 1609; B-how do we know that? CM-he wrote about it, refractor.  JW-eyeglasses led to telescopes.  CM-seafarers did not have scopes until after Galileo.  B-Ben Franklin kite ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kite_experiment ); 400Hz freq for airplanes;

08:12.675 music: Star Trek; B, BruceM-June 3 next open console for Arlington Theater organ; B-Nemo's organ? TT, JW, CM intro suggested by Richard Dugan, AntiKythera Mechanism, an Orrey, B-needs oiling? BM-xray'd and replicated; B-Chariots of the Gods guy will claim something else; BM-60Hz used for carbon arcs; 400Hz used in aircraft for weight reasons.  JW-real bright lights were carbon arcs, and before light bulbs, Lime burned in theaters "limelight", and miners used underground. BM-acetylene to burn the lime; Edison bulbs; B-Edison direct current, Tesla A/c championed by Westinghouse.  BM-D/c needed power every mile.  JW-A/c electrons slosh back and forth.  B-lightning?  Exoplanets show lightning.

17:25.050 music: ST space, the final frontier; Richard Dupree call during break.  JW-earth one of most active lightning planet suitable for life, but Jupiter has much more; B-Sprites? JW-above the clouds, and go up. ISS has taken pictures.  B-uneven electrons amounts.  BM-Calcium Carbide for lamps. TT-3 types of sprites, jellyfish, column, carrots. B-JW do not believe in Dark Matter? JW-need to test and get evidence to support postulate.  DM is a simple explanation.  TT-may be MOND.  CM-no evidence.  JW-I think we will be surprised with final answer. B-Black holes, many solar masses...missing stars?  JW-are not enough to be dark matter BM-I heard opposite, more BH than stars. TT-maybe early in universe more massive stars that collapse to BHs.  JW-graviton not found yet. but cleverly made up.
BM-neutrino can go thru a light year of lead w/ 30% chance of hitting.  JW-produced in core of Sun, detected on earth.  3 types of neutrinos. Could account for missing numbers.  B-come from all stars.  CM-2 sec early warnings of supernova due to neutrino detection.  B-neutrino travel at speed of light, solar wind comes later.

30:00.401  music: Gato Barbieri.  B-SBAU potluck June 2 for members. Chips/Dip; Mac/Cheese.  CM-outreach 6-3 REfugio, 6 tele tues....Bacara, Museum, Westmont, Lopez Lake, Carp St Beach; Asteroid Day June 31 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia.  TT-RTMC.  B-eclipse story, Aug 21  JW-Hi to daughter Laura in Port Hueneme, texted back.  BM-gravity has waves, why not a particle involved? B-spacetime continum? JW-rubber sheet not literal.  TT-spacetime, 4D? JW-time is c x T....  B-special general relativity next

38:33.971  music: McP song collection; B-banjo space music; back w/ BM on phone, card carrying members, JW-"cannot lose it" not in my spacetime.  July meeting Yair Arcavi, Aug-Karl Blasius Mars. B-monolith. Genius TV show on Einstein..how can something go thru nothing.  JW-just wrote on that in SBAU newsletter, zero in math. Can vacuum exist?  no motion in vacuum?  1644 Torrecelli made vacuum with mercury in tube.  Barometer.  B-spec/gen rrelativity? JW-special is at constant velocity, zero acceleration, e=mc2, time dilation, twin paradox. General is with acceleration taking place, elevator falling.  grav mass = inertia mass.  JW-space ships that rotate to make gravity. B-earth? JW-want to travel in straight line, feel gravity from mass.  BM-gravity sucks JW-there is no gravity the earth sucks.  B-so?  JW-expl the universe  CM-then quantum mechanics.  LHC and Fermi Lab chicago.  Texas was too expensive for a LHC during Vietnam war.  B-anti-matter in LHC?  JW-can hold in magnetic bottle.  Star Trek Enterprise amount? JW-copius amount maybe in another method. Classical vacuum take everything out.  B-anti-protons, positrons = explosion? BM-energy.

49:14.323 music: star trek tv;  B-why not more members for AU?  many listeners TT-millions on internet.  B-trojan asteroids?  CM-occulations  TT-how many looking at same occultations? CM-up to 80, but usually just a few.  B-billions of rocks?  how to nail one?  CM-100Ks know.  TT-only in belt?  CM-also near earth objects.  CM-trojans in same orbit as planet BM-lagrange point. B-Ceres, dwarf planet.  B-wrap up hour outreaches, Museum, Westmont. CM-Cachuma in July. JW-Neil Degrasse Tyson, Physics not a belief system.

 on: May 16, 2017, 08:57:57 AM 
Started by kattmann - Last post by kattmann
RMTC Specials - things I don't need. N=new

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 on: May 15, 2017, 07:27:53 PM 
Started by TomT - Last post by TomT
name           # in party      potluck dish
Tom/CezT           2               chicken & greek salad
ArtH                    2               Jello
Martin/JanetM      2                potato & macaroni salad
RonH                    1                chips & dip
TonyT               1                mac cheese bake
ZandraC             1               chicken salad
JerryW/PatF          2                chicken enchiladas
JimW                    1                 thai food
JohnE                    2                german potato salad kielbasa
JoeD/Connie        2             tbd
MarkP                     1                  chips a/o soda
PatrickW              2              tbd
MikeC                      2              tbd & jelly bellies
Russel/Diane         2                   sweet
DoraD                      1-2            dessert
EdgarO                 1                    chicken
ArdianL                 2               tbd
BillC                      2               tbd
BobB                      1-2               tbd

 on: May 14, 2017, 09:53:09 PM 
Started by TomT - Last post by TomT
00:00.000 170508 KZSB radio intro w Baron, [see attached 46min audio file from Sunday 170514 replay 3pm]

00:15.456 Star Wars theme music; B-intro's: TomT-refreshments, JerryW-Prez, TomW-news, phone: BruceM, prez of organ society; & in Indiana, ChuckMcP-outreach, Pat, (nephew Daniel Cassidy graduating UI), B-Chuck give outreach like your face we had on the screen [by MikeF] at the May meeting? CM-June 2 potluck, 3rd Fri Westmont, Telescope Workshops on Tues; TimC sends out communications; ColinT treasury report;  "I would not join a club that would have me"-Mark Twain; Groucho-smuggler.  Baron-lenses?  TomW-mirrors; MikeC 14" porthole glass, B-smear w/ metal? JW-vacuum deposition of aluminum; TomW- Bob Fees up in bay area.  B-grinding?  JW-silicon carbide, used to be sand between stones; JW-hogged out using diamond grinding wheel. B-Hubble problems? Bruce-final shape was bad. B-lasers? JW-laser interferometry.  Celestron, Meade, TeleVue, A-P.  JW-webcams on telescopes.  Tony Galvan-used camera wo telescope (worked at NCAR, nat center atmos res).  ArtH 12"? lens + mirror  JW-  TT-ArtH to sell, RTMC, JW-generally half off.  KZSB names TT,CM,JW.

14:42.090 Star Wars music; BW-lives in IV; TomW-NY Times Science Tuesday:  Stamp to commemorate Total Solar Eclipse Aug 21, touch to change sun to moon, temp sensitive ink; TT-back of sheet of stamps shows eclipse path; TT-hope it is a "forever" stamp; Monday, Aug 21, Tele outreaches CM-see pigeons early summer eves;
TomW-NYT: building blocks from Mars soil, using pressure to make red bricks wo a kiln.  stronger than steel reinforced concrete; TT-moon dust 3D printer; JW-grains fuse TomW-squeezed out creatures, called Lunatics, JW-unfortunately they made it to earth, and all named Pat [PM-"I heard that"]; B-only a couple of years for rovers?  CM-90 days originally.  Curiousity, Opportunity still work on Mars.  B-wheel dragging, found something? JW-salt, but at pole water was found.  B-caves on Mars? JW-lava tubes found; B-Mars show showed that.  TomW-Mars bars. B-May meeting open mic, one speaker did not show? JW-Karl Blasius coming up in a few months on latest mars rover info.

23:57.091  Star Wars music: B-organizing a topic is not normal for this group.  TomW-gets NYT by 5am. B-google news does same.  TW-Cassini deep dives btw Saturn and rings.  21 more dives, Sept 15 is final plunge into the planet.  JW-do not want to contaminate moons. B-Titan had parachute ride down w/ Hyguens probe dropped by Cassini. Need to put on Planetarium dome. or Pat & Chuck dancing. CM-nothingess found, few hits on satellite.  B-Juno going around Jupiter? JW-not sure of death date, but big elliptical orbits CM-maybe 2 yr mission.  B-why radiation around Jupiter? JW-captures ionizing particles B-like earth JW-van allen belts.  TT-what particles are they? Nuclear? JW-Nu-cle-ar. BM-particles from sun.  JW-determining gravity fields around Jupiter.  BM-bulging at equator.  JW-we dumped a satellite into Jupiter before.  B-Voyager did pass bys of Jupiter before? Passengers movie swung spacecraft around a star, 40 sec, B-another break, back w/ AU hour

32:24.029 B-Star Wars! will the franchise ever end? Intro CM,BM, TT-United Meth church organ heard last Sat SBCC, "double double boil and trouble" sang in church! TomW-Cepheid variable stars Westmont 24" scope used, use model for pulsation.  CM-Polaris is one, hard to get distance? TomW-Yes.  TW-study ones with a few tenths of magnitude.  JW-satellites use star patterns to orientate, but one time a star disappeared because it was a variable, and the satellite had to be reprogrammed.  TW-first stars to extend the distance ladder.  JW-one found in Andromeda galaxy, and helped to get distance to it, inverse square law, and proved it to be outside of our galaxy.  Hubble did that. TT-Henrietta Levitt?  JW-she did study on the Cepheid variables.  B-not changing mass?  TW-color and temperature.  B-event horizons coming up by JW.

40:58.288 B-SBAU had an interesting round robin of talks at the meeting.  BM said that "there are more black holes in the universe than stars" possibly dark matter.  JW-talked about telescope the size of the earth of radio telescopes at extremes of the earth.  Took exposure over 5 days, looking for high resolution of the black hole at center of Milky Way and core of M81 galaxy (Bodes), perhaps to view the event horizon.  Parsec=3.26 light years.  B-parallax involved?  JW-right.  TT-frequency of light used?  JW-millimeters, can be influenced by water in atmosphere.  B-your article in newsletter JW-on telescope making.  BM-tomorrow night telescope workshop.  TomW-Nat geo program on Einstein is good.
46:17.106 end

 on: May 11, 2017, 08:48:22 AM 
Started by Paul Winn - Last post by Paul Winn
So here is the Takahashi FSQ106ED Scope is perfect condition. This scope was used for imaging and is now up for sale. The optics are in perfect condition with just a little dust on the front of the scope.

I am including all kinds of adapters and extra parts for this scope.

Here is a list of the main Items included.
FSQ106ED Scope $5150
CCA Adapter $265
TAK 35.0MM CCD QHY8, 10 & 12 Spacer Kit $184.00
Parallax 125mm Tube Rings for Takahashi FSQ-106ED $175.00
Losmandy DUP14 Plate $85.00
JMI Focus Motor $199.00
JMI USB Focus Controller $179.00
Custom Case for the scope $350.00

Total cost listed above $7483. I will sell the complete Package for $5400.00.

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