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A Trip to Kennedy Space Center - With Tom Hager

The next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24th Lake Hills Library at the corner of 156th SE & Lake Hills Boulevard in Bellevue.
EAS member Tom Hager went to Kennedy Space Center this summer and he will tell us about his experiences.
KSC has been called the greatest space adventure on Earth. It was the launch site of all the Saturn V rockets to the Moon and space shuttle missions. The visitor complex is the only place in the world where you can walk under the largest rocket ever flown, touch an actual Moon rock, meet or even have lunch with a NASA astronaut, and go nose to nose with Atlantis, all in the same day. You can view a real rocket launch (Tom did), see a rocket garden, watch an IMAX film in 3D and take a tour bus to see all the iconic NASA landmarks.
Tom said he will include his trip to the Nature Conservancy's Disney Preserve, an educational excursion into Florida's ecology. KSC also is in a nature preserve.

The drawing will be for Philips' Practical Astronomy Kit. There will be refreshments. The following meeting will be on December 28.
| 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 |