On The Calendar May/June

FY12 Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 PM

All Purpose Room, All Saints Academy, Middletown, RI (Directions)

Join your fellow SWE-NESS members and bring potential new members to meet the All Saints Academy’s (ASA) Robotics Team, Rhode Island State Champions!  The ASA Robotics team won the 2012 FIRST LEGO® League “Food Factor” Robotics Tournament which was  held at Roger Williams University.  They now go on to compete at the World Invitational in Winter Haven, FL the first week in May.  We wish the team luck!

During the membership meeting, the Robotics Team will demonstrate the winning presentation and robot.  Please come join us during this exciting event.  We will also talk about this past year’s outreach activities.  Please contact Ebony Joseph by May 15 if you are attending.  We will have refreshments for all in attendance.


Seagrave Memorial Observatory Presentation
Friday, June 15th at 8:30 PM

Seagrave Observatory, North Scituate, RI (Directions)

The program will begin with a presentation by members of Skyscrapers, Inc. the non-profit, amateur astronomical society that owns Seagrave.  Members will give a presentation on the restoration of the 8-1/4″ Alvan Clark refracting telescope and its drive system, built in 1878. Many missing parts were “redesigned” and machined by one of the members. The presentation will take place in the Meeting Hall and will occur rain or shine.  More details on the presentation as it develops will be provided in the June newsletter.

Weather permitting, the presentation will be followed by hands-on observation using one or more of the society’s four stationary telescopes.  More information on the observatory and Skyscrapers, Inc. can be found at www.theskyscrapers.org.


Executive Council Meeting #10
Thursday, June 21st at 6:30 PM

Hall of Fame Room, NEIT, East Greenwich, RI (Directions)

See the June newsletter for potential topics on the agenda. Contact Ebony Joseph by 19 June if you want pizza and to let her know you are coming. Please bring your own drink. (Dinner at 6 PM, meeting starts at 6:30 PM)  Carpools are available from Aquidneck Island Sue Anderson and New London/Groton Michele Fitzpatrick .

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