Recruiting new observers
Tonight (Tuesday, 9/18) I will present a program on variable star observing to the Digital Special Interest Group of the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri. This is an active group of "pretty picture" takers who are well-equipped and enthusiastic about imaging the night sky. I hope to turn (at least some of) them away from the dark side of the force to the light (although varying) side. My main strategy is to build upon their sense of fun in things astronomic to convince them that even more fun can be had by joining our merry band and producing works of lasting value. Wish me luck!
Jim Roe [ROE]