Subject: Hello AOAS Astronomy friends!

Posted on: August 20 2018 @ 04:12 pm
By: jrfisher7

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I wanted to pop in and say hello. I hope everyone is well. I won't ask if anyone has been observing. The weather in Little Rock has been terrible all year for astronomy and I doubt its been much better in greater Fort Smith.

This past Friday I attended a work meeting that was held in the Janet Huckabee Nature Center classroom where AOAS used to meet. It brought back great memories. I recall attending several AOAS meetings there to include a great holiday banquet/potluck and the last time I spoke on behalf of IDA.

Yes, I am still very much interested in astronomy. Lack of time and too many clouds prevents me from doing much. No, I am not currently a member of CAAS. But I have remained close with Wade Van Arsdale and Don and Carolaina Ferren. Ironically none of us are current CAAS members. Don, Wade, Kathy and I observed last summer's Total Solar Eclipse together from Festus, MO. Wade and I are also into bicycling. We try to meet every Sunday morning for a bike ride along the Arkansas River in North Little Rock.

Clear skies! - Jim Fisher



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Re: Hello AOAS Astronomy friends!

Posted on: August 21 2018 @ 12:59 am
By: bobmoody

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Hello, Jim! It's almost "good" to hear that CAAS has had so similar a time with bad weather. I'm also glad to hear Wade has been cycling with you. Personally, I can't seem to get up the effort to simply walk down to the mailbox as much as I used to. It's only about 1/2 mile round trip, but its a tough half mile. AOAS President Leonard Lynch is keeping the club going since many of us are still worn out from the 5-year run at our Coleman Observatory 2.0 site. Joe Roam, his cousin Ernie and I traveled to Columbia, MO for the eclipse last year. Hardly seems it's been a year since then already. We barely arrived in time as the first contact commenced within 15~20 minutes of arrival at some Mark Twain Nat'l Forest campground. It was everything I hoped for and we're waiting on the April 8, 2024 AR solar eclipse, HA! Just reset my Dell this evening and I'm beginning my re-establishment of my favorites files. That brought me to our website where I found the post you made. Looking forward to seeing you all someday, soon.
Take care, my friends!!!!


Re: Hello AOAS Astronomy friends!

Posted on: August 25 2018 @ 12:03 pm
By: jrfisher7

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Thanks, Bob! Great to hear from you. Big Grin


Re: Hello AOAS Astronomy friends!

Posted on: September 08 2018 @ 02:41 am
By: nspace01

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Great to hear from you!!! Laughing Out Loud

Don't be a stranger..............


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