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The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012. Does that foretell doomsday for us? Should we even bother doing our Holiday shopping and baking? On Saturday, December 8th, the Amateur Astronomers, Inc., will present a workshop to discussing this topic. The talks start at 8 pm with "The End of the World - But Don't Lose Any Sleep On It." At 9:00, Chabot Space and Science Center will present "Tales of the Maya Skies." A third talk, "Tales of the Maya," will begin at 9:40. The workshop will be held at Sperry Observatory on the Cranford campus of Union County (2 comments)
aai: That Sucks. Literally. - 09/03/12 07:54 AM
Friday night, we went to Sperry Observatory in Cranford to use our telescope to look at the Blue Moon. We had a great time, but so did the mosquitoes. If you're plagued, like I am, with dozens of mosquito bites on your legs and feet, you might lose a night's sleep, as I did, and probably will be motivated to do some research on mosquito bites. Here's what I found: When mosquitoes bite, they want to suck your blood, but, since blood clots quickly, they have to use an anti-coagulant to keep the blood flowing long enough to get a good (3 comments)
aai: The Sky is not the Limit in Union County! - 06/30/12 05:29 AM
In 1949 a group of astronomy enthusiast gathered to discuss their ideas and interests. Soon regular observing nights and meetings followed. After incorporating as Amateur Astronomers, Inc. they began meeting at various places throughout Union County. In the mid 1960′s they began meeting at Union Junior College (now Union County College). Due to a large donation from the Beinecke family in Cranford, the club in conjunction with the college agreed to build a world class Observatory on the Cranford Campus. On May 21, 1967 the William Miller Sperry Observatory was formally dedicated. The observatory was named for Mrs. Beinecke’s grandfather, of (0 comments)
Video credit: By NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio[see page for license], via Wikimedia Commons If you're interested in seeing the Full Moon through one of the largest telescopes on the East coast tonight, stop by Sperry Observatory on the campus of Union County College in Cranford. Every Friday night, the Amateur Astronomers of Sperry open the dome for public viewing from 7:30-10:30 pm. Tonight there will also be a presentation on what to see in the night sky at 8:30 pm. (2 comments)
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