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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9A' or all your construction needs Yes, Feather River College and the precise orbit of the should drive down and park has telescopes and an object, in the baseball field parking observatory! The FRC This information combinedlot. However, on Saturday, observatory will be open to with data from other research July 26 when the moon is the public on two evenings in is then used to help us gain a new, visitors are requested to July - Monday, July 14 and better understanding of how park in the equine parking lot again on Saturday, July 26 our solar system was formed near the main road and then from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. and to discover more about walk down to the observatory Charles Arrowsmith, who the resources it contains, so as not to interfere with the teaches astronomy at FRC In addition to the research, observers' night vision. and leads the local RECONeducation is a key objectivp of If you have a smart phone project team, will be on hand the RECON project. Science you may want to install an, to help guide visitors through teachers at Quincy High app such as Google Sky the night sky and to provide School, Portola High School, (Android) or Sky Walk (lOS) information about astronomy Plumas Charter School in before you arrive to help you activities and education in Greenville, and Feather River identify the stars and Plumas County. College are all part of constellations. Bring a small The past year and a haft has RECON. pocket flashlight, especially been a busy one for Plumas Again this fall, Professor on the 26th when there will be County astronomers. ThreeArrowsmith, along with the no moon. Visitors are also Plumas County communitieshigh school science teachers, reminded to be prepared with - Greenville, Portola andplans to offer a RECON insect repellent. Quincy - along with teams in community education class so Those interested in eight other California and that their students and other learning more about Nevada communities, have community members can astronomy in general should been participating in the pilot learn more about the science consider taking the of a unique astronomy behind the project, how to use Introduction to Astronomy research project supported by the equipment and how to course (PHSC 120) at FRC the National Science analyze the results, during the fall semester. Note Foundation. These citizen-scientists will that the course has been The RECON project is be able to participate in the rescheduled to meet at a new designed to study objects that research project on an time this year - Wednesday orbit the sun out beyond the ongoing basis, evenings from 6.'00 to 8:50 p.m. planet Neptune. RECON On both evenings at the beginning August 27. stands for Research and observatory, the Quincy The new time will provide Education Cooperative RECON team will participate more live observation Occultation Network. To in the observation of an opportunities and is intended study these distant faintoccultation event. On to make the class meeting objects, citizen-scientists in Monday, July 14 an asteroid time more convenient for both each community use named Gonnessia is expected traditional and nontraditional project-supplied equipment to to occult a star in the students Prospective students record the objects when they constellation Aquila (thecan get information and move in front of stars, eagle) at 11:33 p.m. Saturday, register for the upcoming This is called an occultation July 26 it is predicted that an semester at frc.edu/admissions - when the object brieflyasteroid named Lotis willandrecords. hides or "occults" the star occult a star in the Astronomy is included in and casts a faint shadow that constellation Scutum (thethe Physical Science subject moves across the Earth. This shield) at 10:30 p.m. category. shadow is in the shape of the The FRC Observatory is the You can read more about object. By measuring the low green building nestled in the RECON project on the location and duration of the the midst of the FRC sports web at http://tnorecon.net/. occultation shadow very 'complex at the entrance to the For information about local accurately and baseball field parking lot activities visit www.google. simultaneously from several outside the end,zone fence of com/+QuincyRECON or locations on Earth, scientists the football field and across email RECON.Quincy@ can determine the from the soccer field and the gmail.com. characteristics of the object - end of the bike path. For information or questions not only the size and shape, On Monday, July 14 the about astronomy at FRC, but also the surface moon will be bright and just email Professor Arrowsmith charact ristics, mposition two-days past full and visitors at CArrowsmith@frc.edu. '~ ~0 ~n; , " ................................. Gold Digger Days to feature dancing Samantha P. Hawthorne Old-time country dancing Staff Writer wi]J be the feature of this event, shawthorne@plumasnews.com including a live performance from Quincy band The Lost A new event has been added Sierra Ramblers. The to the Gold Digger Days Ramblers are well known in celebrations, and it includes the Feather River region for dance lessons. On July 18, their Free string band music The Gift of Music program is and contra dance shows. sponsoring its second The event starts at 6 p.m. Downtown Farms concert of and lasts until 9 p.m. Lessons the season, Gold Digger's in contra dance, which is Contra Dance. similar to square dancing, will Greenville residents to wed Laurie Ann Collins and Scott William Anderson, both of Greenville, have announced their plan to wed this fall in Downieville. Laurie's parents are Jane and Reggie Mariscal, of Quincy. Scott's mother is Dana Anderson, of Sacramento. The bride-to-be is a self- employed caregiver in Quincy. The future groom is employed as a painter in Collins and AndersonChester. begin at 6:30 p.m. All who are willing are invited to join; practical footwear is suggested. Admission is donation-based and will be used to help continue The Gift of Music program in Greenville. As it is a family event, only non-alcoholic beverages will be served. The concert is located at Downtown Farms, behind the sheriffs substation. The Gift of Music is a nonprofit program organized to bring music and music education to families in Greenville and Plumas County. Donnell's MusicLand in Greenville manages the program, with help from Mountain Circle Family Services. Volunteers are always needed to help with events. Interested community members should contact MusicLand. More information on the program and its events are available on the program's Facebook page. I Achievements of merit On June 16, Boy Scout Troop 130 attended a one-week summer camp at Camp Marin Sierra near Truckee. 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