February 2018 Program and Meeting

Thursday, 08 February 2018 18:30 – 21:30
Location: Clarence T. Jones Observatory, Brainerd Road 4315, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Category: BAS Meetings
Come join the BAS for our February Program and Meeting!
Please join us for our monthly meeting and Program at the Jones Observatory! We especially would like to welcome folks who are new to the area, or new to the hobby, to get to know us. If you happened to get some new astronomy gear for Christmas, or if you've had some equipment for a while, this meeting will be a great place to start your astronomical journey!
February Program: Confessions of an Astronomical Sketcher
by Guest Speaker Chris Waldrup from the Von Braun Astronomical Society
This evening we are welcoming Chris Waldrup, who will be talking about the objects he observes and how he has recorded his observations for the past thirty years. He will go over his notebooks, sketching techniques, and as he calls it, his old fashioned way of keeping records in notebooks and notecards.
Chris is an avid observer using an 8" telescope that he built himself including grinding his own mirror. He works in Huntsville, AL as an electrical engineering technician for a high tech satellite defense contractor lab. He says his other main hobby is ham radio. He designs and builds almost all of his own radio and electronic equipment that he uses to talk to other ham operators worldwide. Chris, his wife and son live in Tracy City, Tennessee.
We will be gathering at 6:30 and the meeting will begin about 7.
Please park in the upper lot behind Brainerd Methodist Church (by the cemetery) and walk up the short drive to the back door. Avoid parking at the bottom of the hill on Tuxedo Ave - there is a path through the woods that is spookier than the cemetery at night - not lit and kind of a climb.
We look forward to seeing you!

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