NKHS Astronomy Club
North Kitsap High School Astronomy Club
club is open to all Viking students and all NKSD staff. If you want to
join NKHS Astronomy Club, please visit Mr. Goar in Room 407 or give him
a call at extension 3192. We will have meetings on the last Monday of
the month from 2:30 to 3:30 in Room 407.
first meeting was Monday September 28. We discussed writing a
constitution and electing officers, the homecoming parade on Wednesday,
how to use a telescope, how to use star maps, and the Camp Delany Star
Party in the spring.
2nd meeting: The
second meeting on Monday October 26 saw us approve a constitution and
elect three officers. Lia Slotten is the club's president. We practiced
using a Tel-Rad finder (indoors). We looked at some sky maps and
learned to locate various types of objects on a map.
3rd meeting: We
met on November 30. We watched a short movie called Fading Stars,
Dying Stories. We talked about eyepieces and how to determine the
magnification. We also discussed plans to work on the Messier Program
by observing 70 of the Messier objects. We discussed how to notify
members about evening telescope viewing opportunities. Members checked
out copies of Practical Skywatching for use at home.
More information (and pictures) can be found at Mr. Goar's website. It is www.olympictelescope.com
NEXT MEETING is Monday December 14.