Program for the September 5, 2014, OAS meeting


By Louis Dorland


Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation Bootes. What other things make this star such an interesting object?

Speaker Bio:

Louis first joined the OAS in February 1992. He is a Past Vice-President and Past President of the OAS. Currently, Louis is the OAS Program Chair. His fascination with Astronomy reaches back to early grade school when he can remember observing a partial Solar Eclipse using pin-hole projection. He still enjoys tracking sunspots using eye-piece projection with his 6” Criterion Dynascope. Louis also has an 8” Celstron SCT that he uses for solar system objects, double stars and those pesky “faint-fuzzies.” His favorite astronomical activity would involve a Lafuma recliner, the peak of a Persied Meteor Storm and clear dark skies.