Linux Users' Group of Davis - "Next Meeting: August 21, 2017: Observing the Night Sky With Free Open-Source Software"

Next Meeting

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August 21, 2017

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Special Location:
Explorit Nature Center
3141 5th Street
Davis, CA 95616


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Observing the Night Sky With Free Open-Source Software

Tim T., Will M., Kenny L., Others TBA


Celebrate the 2017 solar eclipse with an introduction to popular free/open-source software packages designed for amateur astronomers and space enthusiasts of all kinds. Join us to learn about stargazing, finding stellar objects, automated telescope control, tracking the International Space Station and other orbital objects, learning about the moon, and more.

Each presenter will show you how to get free astronomical software for Linux, Mac, and Windows, and demonstrate key features of major packages such as Celestia, Stellarium, KStars, GPredict, and more.

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  • Introduction of new members
    If you're a new member, or haven't been to LUGOD for a while, take some time to introduce yourself to us. (Who are you, what do you use Linux for, how did you discover LUGOD, etc.)
  • News, Questions and Announcements
    Companies with on-topic announcements and members with Linux-related questions or news can speak up now. Also, a summary of what's been going on in the worlds of Linux, GNU, Open Source, BSD, Free Software, other Unixes, etc.
  • Special Elections
    Kenneth Lyons
  • Project Reports
  • Other Business
  • Voluntary due collection
    A collection basket will be passed around. Feel free to donate, or not donate, to LUGOD. (We're a 501(c)7 non-profit.)
  • Mini Presentation
    Demos and short-topic speakers are also common at meetings.
    • None scheduled
  • Presentation
    Presentations are the core of our meetings.
    • Observing the Night Sky With Free Open-Source Software
      Tim T., Will M., Kenny L., Others TBA

LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617

Last updated: 2012 Oct 06 12:43