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Eastside Astronomical Society
The next meeting will be at
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 24
at Lake Hills Library, at the corner of 156th SE and Lake Hills Blvd.
Please try to arrive by 7 p.m. The movie is 91 minutes in length and we need to begin close to 7 p.m.
We will present director Alfonso Cuarón's 2013 movie Gravity.
The movie was written by Alfonso Cuarón and his son Jacob Cuarón and filmed over 4 years.
The space thriller features Sandra Bullock as medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone, on her first space station mission and George Clooney as veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski. Ed Harris is the voice of mission control.
As disaster strikes, their means of escape is also taken away. The real astronauts onboard the ISS said they loved that part.
Pres. Tom Gwilym will have the film sized at optimum for the
At the March meeting we will show the film's special features reel and discuss the science and our reactions to the movie.
The book drawing will be for Constellations: a Field Guide to the Night Sky by Giles Sparrow.
There will be refreshments.
Sorry, no popcorn though.
The following meeting will be on
March 24 at Lake Hills Library.
NOTE: The date in the newsletter was incorrect. We ARE meeting Tusedsay 2/24 (not the 27th).
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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 |