Meeting of SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON STARGAZERS 2/12/10
We meet the 2nd and 4th fridays of the month at 8:00pm, at Manor Evangelical Church, 17913 NE 72nd Ave. in Battle Ground, WA. Meetings are informal, as is the club itself. We have no officers or bylaws. Anyone with an interest in astronomy is welcome.
A lightly attended meeting. Attendance picks up dramatically when the weather permits observing sessions that take place right after the meeting, in the parking lot behind the church. Several members bring telescopes and make them available to everyone.
At meetings, one or more members normally do presentations on topics of interest. Tonight Steve S. explained and demonstrated a free downloadable program called "Where is M13?" In the photo, Terry H. is pointing out features of interest in and around crater Schickard, on the Moon. Terry is our resident moon expert.
Members cover the spectrum of amateur astronomy....from highly experienced to novice, with interests that range from visual observing to astrophotography.