OSU Astronomy Club

viewing schedules, orbital mechanics, and other astronomical items of interest to those near Oklahoma State University.

about the OSU astronomy club


Other things we plan on doing this semester (not scheduled yet):

We generally try to have observing sessions every "new" (as opposed to "full") moon, meeting at sunset to have a few minutes to talk and set things up in the twilight. (we really need to find a better place to meet). Bring flashlights.

I believe these are the sunset times in Stillwater closest to the "new" moon.

Get CST (+06:00) time of sunset from Current Phase of Moon & times of sunset, then add 1 hour to that time for summertime Daylight Saving (+05:00); during the summertime, the sun is at its highest point at about 1pm Daylight Saving time. See http://rdrop.com/~cary/html/time.html for more info on Daylight Saving Time.

[I want some sort of astronomical calendar here]

The Astronomy Club often views the stars from Lake McMurtry, near Stillwater OK which is roughly W097° 04', N36° 07'.
map http://www.mapquest.com/ cgi-bin/ia_find?screen=ia-map-form &link=ia-map-result &uid=uqa902kcc2teb5kx:20hyygqut
picture http://terraserver.microsoft.com/ GetPageByCoord.asp?Long=-97.128475 &Lat=36.187949&Alt=100&SrcId=1 &ImgDate=02/21/1995&DSize=1

[*]****** Rain Plan:If it is cloudy on a meeting day, ***** Come Anyway ****. We will be showing a movie instead (and, of course, going out to eat afterwards). What do you want to see ?


We're looking for "Good Observing Sites" and "Interesting Places to Take a Road Trip". If you know of any, please let us know. Criteria:

At least one member of the OSU Astronomy Club is (at this time of writing) analyzing signals from

Sky coordinates:   7.6 R.A.,   9.4 Dec
Recorded on: Mon Mar  8 19:54:45 1999
Source: Arecibo Radio Observatory
Base Frequency: 1.418847654 GHz

using analysis software downloaded from SETI@home http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ .

Some previous events:

OSU Physics Department http://www.physics.okstate.edu/links/links.html /* was http://www.okstate.edu/artsci/physics/links/links.html */ was kind enough to mention the Astronomy Club.

Other astronomy organizations

(pages full of links elsewhere, like this one)

Astronomy Magazines

Started 1997 Sep 30

updated: 2000-08-14
Original Author: David Cary
Current Maintainer: David Cary

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David Cary

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