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Eastbay Astronomical Society's own listserv

Thanks to the efforts of Bruce Skelly, EAS has its own listserv* on the Internet. Here's the introductory information you need to find out what it is, and how to access it:

The EastbayAstro group at Yahoo! Groups, is a free, easy-to-use email group service. Please take a moment to review this message.

This group was created as a communications tool for members of the Eastbay Astronomical Society. To see the group, go to


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*Listservs are very handy things indeed, when used properly. Computer users with Internet access and email sign up to the listserv(s) of their choice(s). It could be a listserv about stamp collecting, photography, astronomy, brain surgery, whatever. Then, when they (or anyone else signed up with that listserv) sends a message to it, everyone else signed up gets that message sent to them. You can learn a lot from group discussions on these listservs. It's a great way to send out a notice to an entire community quickly and cheaply. BUT, you also have to be careful; if politics or differing opinions get the blood boiling, then a "flame war" can break out, and what was once a lively debate can disintegrate into a virtual slug-fest! But, that's not too likely with a group of amateur astronomers (is it?) ?

  RTMC Astronomy Expo
Lecture and Workshop Schedules

Friday, May 25
5:00pm Dinner, 6:30 Open Evening Session: Announcements, Show-n-Tell, 8:00 Rick Scott: The Sky We Share, 8:30 Tom Polakis: What to Look at During RTMC, 9:00 Star Party

Saturday, May 26
9:00am Beginner's Corner opens, 9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Steve Edberg, 9:30 John Dobson: Title to be announced, 10:20 George Greaney: Deepsky Astrophotography Under Nevada Skies, 11:15 Close Meeting Hall: Prepare for Lunch, 11:45 Lunch, 1:00pm Alan Adler & Bryan Greer: Achieving High Resolution in Reflectors with Thermal Management, 2:00 Dennis Mammana: Top Ten Myths about Night Sky Photography, 2:50 Gary Seronik, Sky & Telescope: Title to be announced, 3:40 Monsignor Ronald Royer: Title to be announced, 4:30 Close Meeting Hall: Prepare for dinner, 5:00 Dinner, 6:15 Door Prize Tickets Dispensed, 6:40 Awards: Bruce Blair, Clyde Tombaugh, Clifford W. Holmes, 7:00 Door Prize Drawings, 8:00 Roger Clark, Keynote Address: Visual Observing the "National Parks" of the Deep Sky, 9:15 Star Party

Sunday, May 27
9:00am Beginner's Corner opens, 9:00 Dale Mais: Amateur Astronomical Spectroscopy, 9:45 Peter Abrahams: H. Dennis Taylor and the Design & Testing of Astronomical Instruments, 10:20 Kenneth Lum: Bernhard Schmidt – A Life in Optics, 10:55 Roger Clark: The Most Important Optical System, Your Eyes: My Experiences with Retinal Detachment and LASIK Surgery, 11:30 Close Meeting Hall: Prepare for Lunch, 12:00pm Lunch, 1:00 Dennis Mammana: I'll Follow the Sun: A Human Journey, 1:50 John Hoot: Mars Orbiter, O3 Lander, & Amateur Observations, 2:40 Rick Scott: Lurie Houghton Telescope Project as a First ATM Project, 3:30 Allan Guthmiller: The 20-inch Cast Iron Wonder: A Gallery of the Heavens, 4:15 Close Meeting Hall: Prepare for Dinner, 6:00 Door Prize Tickets Dispensed, 6:20 Merit Awards, 7:30 Door Prize Drawings, 9:15 Star Party.

RTMC Astronomy Expo 2001 Workshops

Saturday: 10:00-10:55 Eyepieces and Accessories for Deep Sky Observing (Derek Wong), 11:00-12:00 Science With Your Telescope (Dave Kenyon), 1:00-1:55 Astronomy 101 for Astronomy Widows (Carmelita Miranda), 2:00-2:55 Beginning Telescope Selection (Dennis Bishop), 3:00-3:55 Astrophotography (Wil Milan), 4:00-5:00 Thermal Management in Reflectors (Alan Adler).

Sunday: 10:00-11:00 Telescope Making/Unobstructed Reflectors (Peter Hirtle), 1:00-1:55 Deep Sky Observing (Wayne Johnson), 2:00-2:55 Autoguiders/Basic CCD Imaging (Allan Guthmiller), 3:00-4:00 Solar and Planetary Observing (Jeff Medkeff)


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