Lunar Eclipse October 2014
On October 8, 2014 Axel Mellinger took a video of the lunar Eclipes. Copy and paste this link to see: https://vimeo.com/108712599
Nicolle Zellner Visited SAS
Nicolle Zellner of Albion College presented at the Delta College Planetarium. She shared photos and tales of her trip to Antarctica with ANSMET to collect meteorites. We hope to have her return to talk about the meteorites that her group found after they have been analyzed.
SAS Celebrated 40 years
In January 2015 the Sunset Astronomical Society celebrated the 35th anniversary of the clubs founding at the Delta College Planetarium.
Kimberly Bedell Poem 12.13.14 PDF Version here
Astronomy Essay Contest 2009
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The year 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo turning his telescope skyward and ushering in a new era of observational astronomy. Therefore 2009 has been declared the world-wide “International Year of Astronomy”.
To celebrate this event The Sunset Astronomical Society (SAS) sponsored an essay contest. Students living in Michigan were invited to submit an essay, with a maximum of 400 words, to be eligible for cash prizes. Topics on astronomy could range from ones own experiences, influential astronomers, astronomy events and the effect on society, current astronomy or astronomical theories.
The results and Essays:
12 to 15 age group
1st place, Joshua Peters
Grace Christian School, Title- "The Mystery of Black Holes"
2nd place, Marissa Neal
T.L. Handy Middle School Title- "Astronomical Therories"
3rd place, Kellie Rankey
Saginaw Arts and Science Academy title- "Nicolas Copernicus- The man who believed the Planets orbited the Sun"
16 to 18 age group
1st place, Art Lopez
Carrollton High School, Title- "Galileo Galilei"
2nd place, Holly Bicerano
H.H. Dow High School, Title- "Astronomical Theory of Climate Change"
3rd place, Ben Puckett
Midland High School, title- "Galileo"