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PAS President Message PDF Print E-mail

Hello everyone, The PAS February meeting will be held at UNO in the Science Center on Friday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. The main presentation for the evening is from Kent Birkle on "The History of Star Names". Kent will discuss the evolution of star maps and star names from ancient civilizations through antiquity up to the present day IAU designations. The club’s computer and projector will be used for his talk.

As for Outreach events, the club has three scheduled. The first is at Ruppel Academy located at 815 Huey P. Long Ave. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on January 24.

Next is Myrtle C. Thibodeaux Elementary School at 537 Ave. D. in Westwego. They will have about 150 students from Pre K to 5th Grade between 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on January 31.

Then the Boutte Christian Academy will be held on Friday, February 10. Details for this event can be found on the web site.

It is nice to see these schools wanting the club to come back to show them the sky; it shows that there are lots of people out there who are interested in the night sky. I'm sure we will see much more outreach events in the near future.

Lastly, we will have our raffle which will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Speaking of the raffle, we will make a special announcement about a raffle prize for the near future so stay tuned and keep looking up!

 

Brian LeCompte - PAS President

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