Crow’s Nest: Chesmont Astronomical Society meeting
Last night we held another monthly Chesmont Astronomical Society meeting at Crow’s Nest Preserve. The meetings feature a speaker on a research subject of interest, or talks on the best hardware for observing celestial objects. The society also holds local star watching nights where anyone can come see the night skies through their telescopes.
Recently the group has been drawing upon speakers from a much larger geographic area, now possible due to technology. Last night’s speaker was Tom Fields of Field Tested Systems in Seattle, Washington, speaking about Amateur Spectrascopy for Astronomy. He broadcast his presentation via the web; we could see him and he could see us—it was like he was in the room, but without the jet lag.
Posted by Daniel Barringer on February 25, 2013.