: By Dave HuestisWhile you are out there casually stargazing from a dark sky location, you might see some other interesting objects. You’ll see some familiar constellations, and of course there are a few meteors on any clear night. And you might see the Moon and a naked-eye planet or two.
But every now and then some unknown object may traverse the sky. You might even see a brief, but bright flash.
Skyscrapers June 2008 Meeting featured Gerry Dyck and his presentation "Astronomical Motifs in Southeast Asian Drums." Additionally, Nicholas Rodrigues of Printmakers demonstrated a new astrophoto printing service, and Tiverton High School student Nathan Pelletier gave a presentation about the Sun and demonstrated his solar spectrograph.
The name of this Society shall be “Skyscrapers, Inc. (Amateur Astronomical Society of Rhode Island).” The object of this Society shall be to educate the general public and membership on matters pertaining to astronomy. It shall be an educational, nonprofit organization. This Society is incorporated as a non-business corporation under the laws of the State of Rhode Island.