SaddleBrooke SkyGazers

Astronomical calendar of events

Rita Fletcher

October 25: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Star Party – Softball Field parking lot near back gate

See: the planet Saturn, the asterism the Great Square of Pegasus, an open cluster, the Double Cluster in Perseus and the Andromeda Galaxy

November 10: 7:00 p.m. Dr. Lockwood Carlson – MountainView Clubhouse West Ballroom – Topic: Gravitational Waves

November 12: 7:00 p.m. – William Hartman, Planetary Science Institute – HOA 1 Activity Center – Topic: Latest News about Lunar Origin and Martian Climate Changes

William Hartman’s work has been divided among three areas: scientific research at PSI, paintings and writing. He is currently on the imaging team of NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor mission. His paintings include astronomical scenes (used for magazine and book covers) and his writing includes popular science books and two recent novels.

November 21: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Star Party – Softball Field parking lot near back gate. See: Moon, possibly Saturn, Northern Cross, Ring Nebula in Lyra, Andromeda Galaxy and the double star Albireo

December 21: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Star Party – Softball Field parking lot near back gate. Planets: Moon, Uranus, Neptune. The most colorful double star Albireo; the best Nebula: Orion, the Andromeda Galaxy

Monthly Trivia Question: Planets revolve around the sun in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction?

The SkyGazers Astronomy Club invites all residents of SaddleBrooke and the Ranch to these free events!

To learn more about the benefits (discounted trips and socials) support and join the club; call Sam Miller at 520-468-2525 or email samsuzymiller@msn.com or write a $10 check to SkyGazers and mail to Sam Miller at 62930 E. Silkwood Way, Tucson, Arizona 85739.