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Daily Astronomy Blurb: Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula

What's all of the commotion in the Tadpole Nebula? Star formation. Dusty emission in the Tadpole Nebula, IC 410, lies about 12,000 light-years away in the northern constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga). The cloud of glowing gas is over 100 light-years across, sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from embedded open star cluster NGC 1893. Formed in the interstellar cloud a mere 4 million years ago, bright newly formed cluster stars are seen all around the star-forming nebula. Notable near the image center are two relatively dense streamers of material trailing away from the nebula's central regions. Potentially sites of ongoing star formation in IC 410, these cosmic tadpole shapes are about 10 light-years long. The featured image was taken in infrared light by NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite. Discovery + Outreach: Graduate student research position open for APOD
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ACAC News


AGM upcoming! Last chance to get your name listed for executive duty!
Also a reminder for Executive and Committee leads to prep their annual summaries.
E-mail Michael to indicate interest or respond to any questions (source address from one of the recent e-mails sent to club members).
AGM meeting is at standard 7-9 p.m. time period of last Sunday of the month. First hour or so will be devoted to AGM while the second hour will conduct regular club monthly activities.
Reminder to consider 2020 dues as well.
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Posted 2 months ago

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Annual year-end, or Christmas, party - take your pic - on Dec. 15.
Takes the place of the usual monthly meeting, but still 7-9 p.m. Family and/or friends welcome. Oh, bring appetite as well.
The club truncates the regular meeting to the first hour, often suitably themed, and socializes the second hour of the meet.
Of course, if you feed them they will come, so we have lined up sandwiches, a cheese ball and crackers, savoury hors d'ouvres, apple pie & ice cream with sides of instant whipped cream and oysters (no, not on the same plate), several desserts, breads/croissants, liquid refresh (sodas, hot choc, teas, coffees), and several other things not yet finalized (let Michael know ASAP, and please don't go overboard on quantity as that leaves the question of leftovers {or not if the item is reallly tasty}).
Pops, juices, tea, coffee will be supplied by the club, as well as plating, cutlery, drinking gourds, etc.
Please make Friday, Dec. 13, your lucky deadline for claiming a particular submission.
Thanks.
Oh, if there are any intents to contribute socialized activities for the second half, please let us know that as well. Rolly will be offering trivia, Ron and Michael are looking into fun songs and karaoke, there will be at least one challenge or game, but all else will be welcomed as time permits. Rewards for brilliance and enthusiasm will be forthcoming.
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Posted 2 months ago

Athena Community Astronomy Club

Annual year-end, or Christmas, party - take your pic - on Dec. 15.
Takes the place of the usual monthly meeting. Family and/or friends welcome.
The club truncates the regular meeting to the first hour, often suitably themed, and socializes the second hour of the meet.
Of course, if you feed them they will come, so please let Michael know what will be potluck offered (and don't go overboard on quantity as that leaves the question of leftovers {or not if the item is reallly tasty}).
Michael will advise of the options as they are relayed to him.
Pops, juices, tea, coffee will be supplied by the club, as well as plating, cutlery, drinking gourds, etc.
Please make Friday, Dec. 13, your lucky deadline for claiming a particular submission.
Thanks.
Oh, if there are any intents to contribute socialized activities for the second half, please let us know that as well. Rolly will probably do trivia, Michael is looking into fun songs, but all else will be welcomed as time permits.
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Posted 2 months ago

Athena Community Astronomy Club

You Betch'a: the 24th is the last Sunday of the Month!
Reminder of the ACAC monthly meeting at the Wilmot Community Centre, on Gillespie off of Water East, from 7-9 pm.
Your chance to learn about or review star classifications, the constellations Cancer and Canis Minor, and other cosmic revelations.
Don't forget, also, that the December meeting will be early, the 15th to be exact, when we will combine a year-end celebration with our regular meeting time slot (family / friends encouraged to attend and add to the festivities).
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Posted 3 months ago

Athena Community Astronomy Club

Agenda for the upcoming monthly meeting, Oct. 27 from 7-9 at Wilmot Community Centre, includes:
Rolly presenting the November Sky Calendar,
Pierre detailing the Perseus constellation,
Aaron unwrapping gravity waves,
Rolly discussing near-sky phenomena,
and Michael updating on extra-solar planets,
with a video on tundra methane to top things off.
Come on out and explore the universe.
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