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Club Meeting
10/13/2022 07:00 PM PDT
10/13/2022 08:30 PM PDT
The Local Group, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

The Local Group Astronomy Club looks forward to seeing you at our October monthly club meeting Thursday evening, October 13 at 6:30 PM PDT. Here is the link and log-in info for this month's Zoom virtual club meeting:


Meeting ID: 210 869 6530
Password: 699869


6:30 PM Introduction/Discussion

Please join our Zoom virtual meeting at this time to ensure your connection is working correctly, so you can fully enjoy the meeting, greet fellow club members and guests and learn about upcoming club activities.

7:00 PM Presentation: "Do You See What I See" Christine Coleman

One of the challenges that we amateur astronomers can encounter when viewing the night skies, is the considerable differences in seeing conditions that can occur, particularly when viewing in different physical locations. This can occur due to variations in ambient light conditions, weather shifts, air quality, and other factors. That's why it's not unusual to feel "lost" when stargazing in a dark sky location where many more stars and deep sky objects are visible, compared to a local area (such as our backyards!)

Christine will provide us with some tips for addressing this challenge, including sky-hopping techniques to help locate night sky objects of interest, having an understanding of the brightness and magnitude scales for night sky objects, and the Bortle sky scale for comparing viewing conditions. She'll also explain the benefit of taking a wide-angle shot for the planning viewing sky area to help discover the constellations.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Location Info:

Our virtual meeting place.


The zoom link provided in the announcement will take you to the meeting. You may need to download the free Zoom application for your platform. Please do so ahead of time so you don't miss the start of the meeting while you get set up.

Please keep your mic muted as random background sounds make it difficult to hear the presentation.

We will provide a unique meeting ID for each meeting.

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