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Re: Astro Things to Do - Night Sky Network

Fred Rains
 

Will do, Don!

The webinars will be held monthly. Once I get info on April's I'll get the info on the club website.

Fred

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 08:25:31 AM CDT, Don Waters <donwaters201@...> wrote:


Please add my email to the NSN link
Don Waters

Re: Learn how to deal with isolation, from astronauts

Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare)
 

Ed great information. Appreciate that you sent out to the group. If you hear that this will be recorded please let us know.

Again thanks

Rick

 

Howard Ricky Tyra
Treasurer, ALCOR Coordinator
Birmingham Astronomical Society
Clear Skies

 

From: Ed
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:40 AM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: [bas-astro] Learn how to deal with isolation, from astronauts

 

One of the key challenges for the general public throughout the outbreak of the corona virus has been learning to live in isolation, physically cut off from friends, family and the rest of the world. This Thursday, 26 March 2020, astronauts, scientists and science fiction actors are coming together online as part of a virtual meeting to discuss the physical and mental solutions to life in isolation.

The initiative is free for anyone to join and will include remote sessions with astronauts from all over the world, discussing their experiences of life in isolation, plus techniques for overcoming the barriers created by confined spaces.

The programme is being run by the team behind Asteroid Day and will feature sessions in Dutch, English, German, Italian and French.

 See below for timings and a list of confirmed speakers so far: 

Times

Dutch (NL) 16:00-16:30 CET – 11:00-11:30 EST – 08:00-08:30 PST

German (DE) 17:00-17:30 CET – 12:00-12:30 EST – 09:00-09:30 PST

Italian (IT) 18:00-18:30 CET – 13:00-13:30 EST – 10:00-10:30 PST

French (FR) 19:00-19:30 CET – 14:00-14:30 EST – 11:00-11:30 PST

English (EN) 20:00-21:00 CET – 15:00-16:00 EST – 12:00-13:00 PST

Hosts

Brian Cox ​(English)

Ranga Yogeshwar​ (German)

Bruce Benamran (French)

Italian (TBD)

Planned participating astronauts

Tim Peake​ (ESA)

Alexander Gerst​ (ESA)

Samantha Cristoforetti​ (ESA)

Tom Jones​ (NASA)

Dorin Prunariu​ (Romanian)

Thomas Reiter​ (ESA)

Nicole Stott​ (NASA)

Matthias Maurer​ (ESA)

Frank De Winne​ (ESA)

Andre Kuipers​ (ESA)

Planned participating personalities

Mayim Bialik​ (Big Bang)

Murad Osmann​ (Photographer)

Alison Pill​ (StarTrek Picard)

Paulina Chávez ( Actor)

Angélique Kidjo ( singer )

Olivia Newton-John​ (singer)

Brian Blessed​ (actor)

Jan Wörner​ (ESA Director General)

Gianluca Masi​ (Virtualtelescope.eu)

More information

Website asteroidday.org/spaceconnectsus/

Twitter @asteroidday #SpaceConnectsUs

Facebookwww.facebook.com/AsteroidDay

YouTubewww.youtube.com/user/asteroidday

 

 

 

Re: Astro Things to Do - Night Sky Network

Don Waters
 

Please add my email to the NSN link
Don Waters

Learn how to deal with isolation, from astronauts

Ed
 

One of the key challenges for the general public throughout the outbreak of the corona virus has been learning to live in isolation, physically cut off from friends, family and the rest of the world. This Thursday, 26 March 2020, astronauts, scientists and science fiction actors are coming together online as part of a virtual meeting to discuss the physical and mental solutions to life in isolation.

The initiative is free for anyone to join and will include remote sessions with astronauts from all over the world, discussing their experiences of life in isolation, plus techniques for overcoming the barriers created by confined spaces.

The programme is being run by the team behind Asteroid Day and will feature sessions in Dutch, English, German, Italian and French.

 See below for timings and a list of confirmed speakers so far: 

Times

Dutch (NL) 16:00-16:30 CET – 11:00-11:30 EST – 08:00-08:30 PST

German (DE) 17:00-17:30 CET – 12:00-12:30 EST – 09:00-09:30 PST

Italian (IT) 18:00-18:30 CET – 13:00-13:30 EST – 10:00-10:30 PST

French (FR) 19:00-19:30 CET – 14:00-14:30 EST – 11:00-11:30 PST

English (EN) 20:00-21:00 CET – 15:00-16:00 EST – 12:00-13:00 PST

Hosts

Brian Cox ​(English)

Ranga Yogeshwar​ (German)

Bruce Benamran (French)

Italian (TBD)

Planned participating astronauts

Tim Peake​ (ESA)

Alexander Gerst​ (ESA)

Samantha Cristoforetti​ (ESA)

Tom Jones​ (NASA)

Dorin Prunariu​ (Romanian)

Thomas Reiter​ (ESA)

Nicole Stott​ (NASA)

Matthias Maurer​ (ESA)

Frank De Winne​ (ESA)

Andre Kuipers​ (ESA)

Planned participating personalities

Mayim Bialik​ (Big Bang)

Murad Osmann​ (Photographer)

Alison Pill​ (StarTrek Picard)

Paulina Chávez ( Actor)

Angélique Kidjo ( singer )

Olivia Newton-John​ (singer)

Brian Blessed​ (actor)

Jan Wörner​ (ESA Director General)

Gianluca Masi​ (Virtualtelescope.eu)

More information

Website asteroidday.org/spaceconnectsus/

Twitter @asteroidday #SpaceConnectsUs

Facebookwww.facebook.com/AsteroidDay

YouTubewww.youtube.com/user/asteroidday



Re: Online Paying Dues and New Member Signup

wallace parker
 

I’m just the student. Mark Cooper deserves more credit and back pats than I do.

On Mar 24, 2020, at 7:39 PM, Fred Rains <fjrains@...> wrote:


Thanks, Wallace!

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 07:08:25 PM CDT, wallace parker <wallacep@...> wrote:


New Member signup is now on our website.
Also, online Membership dues can be paid by Paypal or check
The Treasurer's address is also online for checks.
Please use the website as this will give our treasurer an
accounting heads-up.
 
http://www.bas-astro.com/

Re: Online Paying Dues and New Member Signup

Fred Rains
 

Thanks, Wallace!

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 07:08:25 PM CDT, wallace parker <wallacep@...> wrote:


New Member signup is now on our website.
Also, online Membership dues can be paid by Paypal or check
The Treasurer's address is also online for checks.
Please use the website as this will give our treasurer an
accounting heads-up.
 
http://www.bas-astro.com/

Fw: Night Sky Network Webinar for tonight

Fred Rains
 

In case you get a chance to watch and didn't get the link, please see below.

Thanks,

Fred

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Night Sky Network Info <nightskyinfo@...>
To: Fred Rains <fjrains@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 07:11:19 PM CDT
Subject: Re: New Club Members

Hi Fred,

They should be able to receive the login! If not, you can also forward them the registration link, it's totally okay! It is here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mqhocrdmTGef55Uu1PeFtg

See you all soon!
-Dave

Administrator, NASA Night Sky Network (NSN)

Find upcoming astronomy events near you at nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/event-calendar.cfm
The NSN is managed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 6:58 PM Fred Rains <fjrains@...> wrote:
Hello. I’m updating the club roster and have added new members. Will they receive log in info in time for tonight’s Hubble webinar?

Thanks,

Fred Rains
Outreach Coordinator
Birmingham Astronomical Society of Alabama

Re: Online Paying Dues and New Member Signup

Gene Marlin
 

That was really seamless. Neat.


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 7:08 PM wallace parker <wallacep@...> wrote:
New Member signup is now on our website.
Also, online Membership dues can be paid by Paypal or check
The Treasurer's address is also online for checks.
Please use the website as this will give our treasurer an
accounting heads-up.
 
http://www.bas-astro.com/

Online Paying Dues and New Member Signup

wallace parker
 

New Member signup is now on our website.
Also, online Membership dues can be paid by Paypal or check
The Treasurer's address is also online for checks.
Please use the website as this will give our treasurer an
accounting heads-up.
 
http://www.bas-astro.com/

Re: Astro Things to Do - Night Sky Network

Fred Rains
 

Hey there, Gene.

Our club treasurer is very involved with the virus response and it could be a few days before things settle out.

We’ll get the info out to everyone soon.

Thanks!

Fred


On Mar 24, 2020, at 5:32 PM, Gene Marlin <Genemarlin@...> wrote:

I also need to mail someone a check for my 2020 membership renewal. If someone would send info on that, it'd be great.

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 2:28 PM Martin <Mrodri2@...> wrote:
Yes please
thanks

Also, it si time to pay my annual membership but since there is no meeting in person, where can i send the check to?
m

Martin Rodriguez 


From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Rains <fjrains@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:43 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io>
Subject: [bas-astro] Astro Things to Do - Night Sky Network
 
Good afternoon everyone!

The Birmingham Astronomical Society is a member club of the Night Sky Network (NSN). The NSN is a partnership between The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTec and Astronomy Clubs across the country. One of the benefits of membership is that the club members can participate in webinars presented on various topics from time to time and tonight there is going to be one of these on the Hubble Space Telescope.

To watch this you will need to have a link sent to  you by NSN. These links will be sent to club members and I am in the process of updating the club roster on the NSN website. Before I do that I wanted to check with everyone to see if its ok with you to do so.

If you are interested in having this information sent to you, please let me know and I'll add your name and email address. 

Info on tonight's webinar can be found here.




Thanks!

Fred Rains
BAS - Outreach Coordinator



Re: Astro Things to Do - Night Sky Network

Gene Marlin
 

I also need to mail someone a check for my 2020 membership renewal. If someone would send info on that, it'd be great.


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 2:28 PM Martin <Mrodri2@...> wrote:
Yes please
thanks

Also, it si time to pay my annual membership but since there is no meeting in person, where can i send the check to?
m

Martin Rodriguez


From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Rains <fjrains@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:43 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io>
Subject: [bas-astro] Astro Things to Do - Night Sky Network
 
Good afternoon everyone!

The Birmingham Astronomical Society is a member club of the Night Sky Network (NSN). The NSN is a partnership between The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTec and Astronomy Clubs across the country. One of the benefits of membership is that the club members can participate in webinars presented on various topics from time to time and tonight there is going to be one of these on the Hubble Space Telescope.

To watch this you will need to have a link sent to  you by NSN. These links will be sent to club members and I am in the process of updating the club roster on the NSN website. Before I do that I wanted to check with everyone to see if its ok with you to do so.

If you are interested in having this information sent to you, please let me know and I'll add your name and email address. 

Info on tonight's webinar can be found here.




Thanks!

Fred Rains
BAS - Outreach Coordinator

Re: Astro Things to Do - Night Sky Network

Martin
 

Yes please
thanks
mrodri2@...

Also, it si time to pay my annual membership but since there is no meeting in person, where can i send the check to?
m

Martin Rodriguez


From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Rains <fjrains@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:43 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io>
Subject: [bas-astro] Astro Things to Do - Night Sky Network
 
Good afternoon everyone!

The Birmingham Astronomical Society is a member club of the Night Sky Network (NSN). The NSN is a partnership between The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTec and Astronomy Clubs across the country. One of the benefits of membership is that the club members can participate in webinars presented on various topics from time to time and tonight there is going to be one of these on the Hubble Space Telescope.

To watch this you will need to have a link sent to  you by NSN. These links will be sent to club members and I am in the process of updating the club roster on the NSN website. Before I do that I wanted to check with everyone to see if its ok with you to do so.

If you are interested in having this information sent to you, please let me know and I'll add your name and email address. 

Info on tonight's webinar can be found here.




Thanks!

Fred Rains
BAS - Outreach Coordinator

Re: Astro Things to Do - Night Sky Network

Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare)
 

Fred that sounds great. Yes I would but can’t tonight. Keep me in mind for the next one
Thanks
Rick


On Mar 24, 2020, at 13:43, Fred Rains <fjrains@...> wrote:


Good afternoon everyone!

The Birmingham Astronomical Society is a member club of the Night Sky Network (NSN). The NSN is a partnership between The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTec and Astronomy Clubs across the country. One of the benefits of membership is that the club members can participate in webinars presented on various topics from time to time and tonight there is going to be one of these on the Hubble Space Telescope.

To watch this you will need to have a link sent to  you by NSN. These links will be sent to club members and I am in the process of updating the club roster on the NSN website. Before I do that I wanted to check with everyone to see if its ok with you to do so.

If you are interested in having this information sent to you, please let me know and I'll add your name and email address. 

Info on tonight's webinar can be found here.




Thanks!

Fred Rains
BAS - Outreach Coordinator

Astro Things to Do - Night Sky Network

Fred Rains
 

Good afternoon everyone!

The Birmingham Astronomical Society is a member club of the Night Sky Network (NSN). The NSN is a partnership between The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTec and Astronomy Clubs across the country. One of the benefits of membership is that the club members can participate in webinars presented on various topics from time to time and tonight there is going to be one of these on the Hubble Space Telescope.

To watch this you will need to have a link sent to  you by NSN. These links will be sent to club members and I am in the process of updating the club roster on the NSN website. Before I do that I wanted to check with everyone to see if its ok with you to do so.

If you are interested in having this information sent to you, please let me know and I'll add your name and email address. 

Info on tonight's webinar can be found here.




Thanks!

Fred Rains
BAS - Outreach Coordinator

Stuck at Home? Look to the sky

Sterling DeRamus
 

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/stargazing-quarantine-sessions-scn-wellness/index.html

Unfortunately we can’t even do this. But it’s a nice article. 

Re: Someone using Sterling's Name... don't open the attachment

Bob Sieber
 

Fred, many thanks. Stay well. 


On Mar 20, 2020, at 2:59 PM, Fred Rains <fjrains@...> wrote:


heads up everyone. Just received a message that said it was from Sterling but if you hover over the name its from gregor somebody and wants you to click on a link.

If only the virus would attack the hackers.....

FYI

Fred

Re: Someone using Sterling's Name... don't open the attachment

Tyra, Howard R (GE Healthcare)
 

Thanks Fred for the heads up
Rick


On Mar 20, 2020, at 14:59, Fred Rains <fjrains@...> wrote:


heads up everyone. Just received a message that said it was from Sterling but if you hover over the name its from gregor somebody and wants you to click on a link.

If only the virus would attack the hackers.....

FYI

Fred

Someone using Sterling's Name... don't open the attachment

Fred Rains
 

heads up everyone. Just received a message that said it was from Sterling but if you hover over the name its from gregor somebody and wants you to click on a link.

If only the virus would attack the hackers.....

FYI

Fred

Re: VIRTUAL Club Meeting TONIGHT! (3/17/2020 @ 7:00)

Fred Rains
 

Good morning, all!

We had our first virtual meeting on Tuesday night and everyone agreed it went well!

James opened with the President's remarks and we had a brief presentation on how to hold a Messier Marathon which included sample search sequence lists, how to interpret and use  the different finder charts, and resources for other information. We had questions from "the floor" and even had time to do a little web surfing and look at some new imaging equipment. I would not have called it "polished" but for a first-time we didn't do too bad!

This virtual venue is going to be one more way that we can all stay in touch and hopefully provide some normalcy during these difficult times.

We recorded the meeting and it will be posted on the bas-astro.com website... as soon as I figure out how to get the files to Wallace and Mark. :-)

Everyone stay safe! 

Fred


On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 05:53:25 PM CDT, James Moore via Groups.Io <jasbmoore@...> wrote:


Hello, Everyone!

Thanks to the efforts of Ed, Fred (and a great suggestion from Tom's daughter) we're going to hold a VIRTUAL club meeting this evening starting at 7:00 pm.m CDT using Zoom. Here are the details:

Meeting link:

 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/981764713

Meeting ID code: 981-764-713

Fred will be giving a brief overview of the "how-tos" for a Messier Marathon including links to resources to help you prepare. We hope to "see" you then!

Clear skies! -- James 
 
 

VIRTUAL Club Meeting TONIGHT! (3/17/2020 @ 7:00)

James Moore
 

Hello, Everyone!

Thanks to the efforts of Ed, Fred (and a great suggestion from Tom's daughter) we're going to hold a VIRTUAL club meeting this evening starting at 7:00 pm.m CDT using Zoom. Here are the details:

Meeting link:

 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/981764713

Meeting ID code: 981-764-713

Fred will be giving a brief overview of the "how-tos" for a Messier Marathon including links to resources to help you prepare. We hope to "see" you then!

Clear skies! -- James