Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bored? Play with Suzy Snowflake at the Wenham Museum Tomorrow!

Check out the Suzy Snowflake Winter Fun at the Wenham Museum tomorrow with our own Toodeloos winter snowflake snipper instructing folks in the intricacies of cutting paper snowflakes and help create a blizzard out of recycled paper!

Sunday February 6th, 1-3pm
FREE with admission!
Click here to visit the museum website.


Gloucester Area Astronomy Club February Program february 11th

Joey, would it be possible to get our February program listed on your website? We’re having a guest speaker who will be giving a presentation on variable stars. We think it will be of interest to local folks.

Many thanks,
Michael Deneen
Chair, GAAC

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At the  February 11 meeting of the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club, Matthew Templeton, AAVSO, will discuss the observing of variable stars.
Variable stars are stars that change in their apparent brightness over time. By tracking their changes, we can apply known physical laws derived here on Earth to understand the physical properties of distant stars and what makes them behave the way they do. Much of the work of observing variable stars over the past two centuries has been done by observers just like you.
Variable star observing is something that almost anyone can do, no matter what kind of equipment you have.  In this persentation we will discuss what variable stars are and why we observe them, and which variable stars you yourself can start observing both for your own enjoyment and to participate in scientific research.
The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club ( http://www.gaac.us ) meets on the second Friday of each month, at St. Paul Lutheran church in Lanesville.

Did You Know (Brynmere)

Collage by E.J. Lefavour
That Gloucester’s motto in 1905 was “The place you come back to”?  This was a summer hotel guide published in 1905 by the Gloucester Board of Trade.  Many accommodations were highlighted, but I focused on the Brynmere on Cambridge Avenue.  Looking at the then and now photos, it hasn’t changed much, although I’m sure they charge a lot more than $3.00 a day now, and you can unfortunately no longer get there by electric car and carriage. 

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Assault Prevention Seminar for Women and Teen Girls

Learn how NOT to be a cvictim of assault at Mahaney's Uechi Karate Academy

Hey Joe,

Mahaney’s Karate Academy at the end of Pond Road is having an assault prevention seminar for women and teen girls on February 12th.  The focus of the seminar will be on strategies for reducing the chances of becoming a victim of assault.  Space is limited so sign up sooner than later!  Link: http://northshorekid.com/event/assault-prevention-seminar-women-and-girls

Thanks,
~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid