[Chaos-l] CHAOS Meeting
jhanzak at unctv.org
Wed Feb 13 21:56:14 EST 2008
No I didn't pickup any pictures or see a note. I do not remember seeing them when I left and I was the last to leave. I stopped on my way home tonight, but I didn't find them in the Assembly Hall. I'll call tomorrow and see if they are at the front desk.
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From: "Stewart" <sedunaway at embarqmail.com>
To: "Jayme Hanzak" <jhanzak at unctv.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 4:22:29 PM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
Subject: RE: [Chaos-l] CHAOS Meeting
Did you get my pictures I left with a note?
From: chaos-l-bounces at rtpnet.org [mailto:chaos-l-bounces at rtpnet.org] On
Behalf Of Jayme Hanzak
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:44 PM
Subject: [Chaos-l] CHAOS Meeting
The February CHAOS meeting was well attended with 30 in attendance.
Topics of discussion were:
Astronomy Day; Walter Fowler informed the club that it was well attended by
the public and encouraged everyone to come next year to see all of the
Frank Porter Graham Observing session: Robert Nielsen talked about the
observing session. He said that the skies that night were the best he had
ever seen for an observing session. Mickey Jo Sorrell who organized the
session said that there was about 105+ there to look through the telescopes.
Saturn was the object of the night as usual.
Farrington Boat ramp: Our recent ejection from the sight was discussed. I
mentioned that I have an email out to the NC Wildlife people to see what we
can do to resolve the issue of us using the ramp parking lot to observe.
There was also discussion about the Big Woods sight that the Raleigh club
uses. We need to talk to them about our usage.
Morehead Planetarium: Mickey Jo Sorrell talked about Morehead's plans for
the Lunar Eclipse coming up February 20th. They will be observing at the sun
dial and they would be appreciative of our help. They also have a public
observing session coming up at Little River Park in Northern Durham on
February 29th with a cloud date of March 7th.
T-Shirts: are still available for $15.00. They are long sleeve shirts.
Our Speaker, Professor Henry Greenside gave a very interesting about Fusion
as a source for electrical power. He told us about how the stars create
their fusion and ways that we can create fusion as well. He explain how the
fusion reactor, the Tokomak, functioned and showed some pictures of the
units immense size and all the other pieces of equipment to help keep the
fusion controlled. The really amazing thing about these reactors is the
amount of fuel it take to run them per day. Where it take 9 thousand tons of
coal per day to run a coal electrical plant, it take a whopping 4 pounds of
fuel to generate the same amount of energy using the tokomak. Unfortunately,
it is a carrot that is still out of our reach.
We'll see you next month.
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