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P.O. Box 7482
Bellevue, WA 98008-7482

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ALMA

The next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Lake Hills Library, at the corner of 156th SE and Lake Hills Blvd.

We will present a NOVA show that covers the construction of ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array in the high Atacama Desert in Chile. The program covers the installation from the beginning to the addition of nine of the dishes. All 66 of them are in place now. At first the site scouts chose Mauna Kea after they discovered they just barely could fit their 66 dishes up there, when someone said, "Why aren't you looking at Chile? Apart from earthquakes, landslides, 75 mph winds, oxygen deprivation, double UV radiation, -20o temperatures and a threatening nearby volcano, the site at 16,000 ft. is perfect. The area has places where there has never been a recorded drop of rain.
This program was selected and recorded for us by George Meyer.

The drawing will be for one of our all-time favorite books, Advanced Skywatching by Burnham, Dyer, Garfinkle, George, Kanipe, and David Levy.
There will be refreshments. The following meeting will be in September. We take a summer break without meetings in July and August.
| Lake Hills Library Directions |

Seattle Astronomy Blog:
Greg Scheiderer writes a very informative blog site about local Astronomy events and happenings in the Seattle area. He is also an EAS member. He can almost always be found at the Museum of Flight events and lectures taking notes and asking questions. So be sure to add his blog to your Astronomy reading list. Like most blog sites, you can even set up an RSS feed to keep up on the latest entries.

He also has started a calender on the site, and he'll have a lot of good info about just about everything astronomy related on that. All local clubs, museums, and star parties.

| Seattle Astronomy |
| Astronomy Calender |

Don't forget our blog site! Remember, EAS does have a blog site with a lot of the latest space, astronomy, some aviation, and whatever else looks good to share. President Tom Gwilym writes the blog and usually has a new entry or two every week, depending on what is going on that looks interesting. The blog is very easy to update, so there is more new goodies to read there than on the main EAS site (this one you are looking at) so make sure to check that out now and then or you can even set up an RSS feed when something new is posted.
| Eastside Astro-Blog |

Looking down rather than up: Seems that this summer hasn't been good for viewing the sky, and this fall has been pretty challenging also for that matter.
Sometimes it's fun to look the other direction and look down at the Earth. There is a site that shows very high resolution images of the Earth and your home area should be updated once a day. The MODIS satellite images the entire country each day, so on a good day you can look down and see your city. On a bad day, you can look down and see the tops of the clouds that delivered the rain and hid the night sky. The images from this site are really fantastic, and you can download them in different resolutions.
Give it a try.

| Daily view showing the Seattle area |