Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NASA Mission Wants Amateur Astronomers to Target Asteroids

Amateur astronomers are asked to observe asteroids selected because they are in near-Earth orbits that can be reached by current-generation spacecraft and are at least 200 meters in diameter, said Target Asteroids! scientist Carl Hergenrother, head of the OSIRIS-REx astronomy working group.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Radio club broadcast to commemorate storm victims

The Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a special event station to mark the one year anniversay of the April 27th Tornados that raced across Alabama in 2011.
Date: April 28th, 2012
Time: 11AM to 4 PM
Frequencies: 7.270 (40 meters) and 14.270 (20 meters)
Call Sign: W4XI
Location: Top Deck of the Tuscaloosa Druid City Hospital near the path of the tornado
Certificate: With a SASE, a nice 8x10 color certificate will be provided to all worked.
Please plan to work this special event as we remember the loss that Tuscaloosa experienced on this day. If you are in the area, please come by and operate, enjoy the fellowship, etc. Eitherway, we would like the experience of your participation. LINK