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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

  • Announcements

    • 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!

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

  • **NOTE**

  • 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.

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