Buffalo River Star Party – Tyler Bend – September 7 or 8

7:00 PM – Amphitheater, observing/sky watching basics program followed by a primer on light pollution.
8:00 PM – South end of group camping site demonstrating the types and use of scopes and binoculars.
8:30 PM – Tour of the Fall Sky.
9:00 – 11:00 PM – telescopic views of the Spring sky.  The hardly may wish to lay about afterwards and spot a few Lyrid meteors.8th is a rain date for the 7th.

Date: Friday, 9/7/2018 – Saturday, 9/8/2018

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: Tyler Bend – Buffalo River National Park, Searcy 281 Highway, Saint Joe, AR 72675

Celestron 9.25 XLT OTA

I’m putting my trusty C9.25 OTA up for sale to fund an upgrade to a C11. It is an excellent instrument and has served well. Included are the scope itself, of course, lens cap, two Losmandy style (D) dovetail bars, an AstroZap flexible dew shield, a dew heater strap, 6×30 finder, and a Bahtinov mask. See the pictures. The scope is currently wrapped in Reflectix reflective insulation to reduce tube currents. I’m asking $800 if I can sell it locally, $900 if I have to ship it. Paypal accepted, add 3%  please. Contact jamesdixonlr@gmail.com


Saturday September 1 – Public Night and Regular Monthly Meeting at 7 PM

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Everyone, members and non-members, please join us at 7 PM for our regular monthly meeting, 6 PM if you are going to join us for the Supper Bowl.

Gretchen Cobb will be presenting the Constellation of the Month: “A Cross Cultural Look at Hercules” while Darrell Heath will show an episode of the BBC’s “Sky at Night” on how the Gaia spacecraft is mapping the Milky Way galaxy.

As always, meetings of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society are open to the public.

Supper Bowl price will be $6 each.

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