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ADVENTURES SUMMER 2015
The next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 29 at Lake Hills Library, the corner of 156th SE & Lake Hills Boulevard.
Pres. Tom Gwilym will present one of his Bowman Bay talks that was used to introduce people to the night sky when we held star parties at Deception Pass. After the park closed for renovation the rules changed in state parks, cancelling the park-sponsored star parties that had been held there since 2001.
Tom will "play planetarium," translating this month's Skywatch page of our newsletter to the real night sky. He first will point out the easily found objects and then use free software for the rest. The summer sensations are Venus and Jupiter, out at dusk and Saturn well-placed as night falls. Ask whatever you need to know and Tom will show how you can find it.
If you're going to a distant star party, this will be a chance to find someone to caravan with.
The drawing will be for the STARFINDER Book by Carole Stott and Giles Sparrow.

There'll be refreshments. We follow the academic year so the next meeting is in September.
| 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 |