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Summer's Greatest Hits in Science
The next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 20 at the Lake Hills Library
at the corner of 156th SE and Lake Hills Boulevard.
Tom Hager, a member of Eastside Astronomical Society, will present the highlights of summer in science and space activities. He will be assisted in "tag-team" fashion by EAS President Tom Gwilym on the projector.
Generally, the news gets a bit thin during the summer. The science community, like EAS, often follows the academic year so news takes a rest. That was not the case this summer. The US as well as the rest of the world, had so many spacecraft operating as well as so many other projects ongoing that the result produced a resplendent feast of news.
Tom Hager vacationed in Germany, having just returned. We may prevail upon him to tell us about it.

The book drawing will be for "The Great Atlas of the Stars" by Serge Brunier with Constellation Photography by Akira Fujii, in an extra-large format.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Octoer 18, and there will be refreshments.
| Directions to Lake Hills Library |

August 21, 2017 Eclipse
Time to reserve your spot!


Probably not news to most of you, but it's time to start planning for the 2017 Solar Eclipse which is just one year away! The last time we had a solar eclipse in this area was way back in 1979. Many of use to remember it (personally, I remember the clouds getting very dark as I watched it on TV!). Foruntately, for us in the famously cloudy Northwest, this will happen in late August which is usually one of our dryest/clearest months.
The closest place to see totality, will be in an approximate east/west line acorss mid Oregon rougly across Salem. Checking hotels, everying in Salem is filled up already, but I managed to find one room on Woodburn, OR that we put our name on.
The eclipse will happen around 10:15am on August 21st and last nearly 2 minutes (if you are at the centerline). See the web page below for lots of information on this event.
More info to come in the next months, and most likely a lecture at one of our EAS club meetings.

| August 21st, 2017 Eclipse |

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.
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