Texas MUFON Section 6
meeting Agenda April 7, 2018
- Greeting and general introduction
- MUFON Mission Statement
- Investigate UFO sightings and collect the data in the MUFON Database for use by researchers worldwide.
- Promote research on UFOs to discover the true nature of the phenomenon, with an eye towards scientific breakthroughs, and improving life on our planet.
- Educate the public on the UFO phenomenon and its potential impact on society.
- Greet New Guests
- Staff Reports
- New Check In System to make it much faster and easier to check in to the meeting!
- MUFON Texas Organization
- Teresa Turner - SD for many years has retired from the position and become SSD for Section 1
- Gary Neitzel - ASD and CI has moved up to the SD position
- Fred "Mr.C" Campillo - FI has moved up to the ASD and CI positions
- Ken Jordan - FI and San Antonio Chapter Lead has moved up to SSD for section 5
- SSD for Section 6 (Houston and the Gulf Coast) Steve Bates
- Texas MUFON Organizational Map
- Door Prizes!
- Stanton Friedman Skype Guest at May meeting
- Monthly MUFON Statistics for March 2018
- Volunteers: Book Reports, video reviews, case discussion, show and tell
- Sign up for MUFON here at the meeting!
Sky Watch at the George Observatory!
- Three Domed Telescopes Create A Stunning View Of The Night Sky.
- The 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope housed in the central dome is one of the largest telescopes in the US that is regularly available for public viewing.
- Housed in the West Dome is a completely computerized 14” Celestron Cassegrain telescope on a Paramount driving platform. In the East Dome is the 18” fork-mounted equatorial Newtonian reflecting telescope.
- Depending on the time of the month and the season of the year, visitors are able to observe a variety of phenomena, such as Saturn’s rings, cloud belts on Jupiter, a partial or total eclipse of the Moon, a bright meteor or fireball that lights up the ground, the Milky Way, or a close pairing of two planets.
- Stargazers can look at the night sky through George Observatory’s telescopes, far away from the light pollution of the big city. It is truly a sight you won’t want to miss.
- Check out the Observatory Website for lots more info
- We are going to change things up a little this month since this is a night time activity and it will not get dark until around 8:00pm.
- We will NOT meet at the normal time
- We will NOT meet at the normal location
- We will meet at the Flying Saucer in Sugar Land at 6:00pm for food and club business
- We will leave for the observatory around 7:30pm
- We will arrive at the observatory just before dark
- I will stay until the observatory closes at 11:00pm, you can leave anytime you like
- The observatory is located inside of Brazos Bend State Park
- Entry into the park is $7 per person
- Entry into the park closes at 9:30pm (the observatory is open till 11:00pm, you can come and go as you please but cannot re-enter the park after 9:30pm)
- Sky watching and hanging out with the group is free
- Tickets to the telescopes are an additional $7 per person.
- Bring a lawn chair
- Bring a cooler with refreshments (we will have a cooler with water)
- This is an outdoor event: Bring bug spray
- The temperature may drop at night: Bring something warm just in case
- Bring a telescope if you have one.
- If you have any night vision gear, definitely bring it!
In case of RAIN
or CLOUDY SKIES
, we will still meet at the Flying Saucer in Sugar Land
at 6:00pm for the regular meeting.
Check out these links for a full map and meeting calendar.