Stockton Astronomical Society

SAS Meeting Info...



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University of the Pacific, Olson Hall Room 120
7:30 PM Thursday October 10th

Stockton Astronomical Society


Eric Holland

Eric Holland is the current Secretary of SAS and former President.
He has been involved with amateur astronomy for nearly 18 years.
Eric became excited about astronomy after taking a course in college at UC Davis
where he obtained a BS in Computer Engineering. Eric currently works as an
Oracle CNC in the IT department at Diamond Foods in Stockton. He has several telescopes
including a 10” Meade Schmidt Newtonian, 10” Orion RC, 14” Orion Truss Tube Dob,
14” Meade ACF, 50mm Lunt Ha Solar Scope, and newly acquired 51mm William Optic RedCat.

Demonstration of Electronic Goto Telescopes
You May Control Over the Internet

This presentation will focus on two popular sites on the internet called Slooh and iTelescope.
We will discuss the different telescopes you can control, where they are located, and
how to begin taking astronomical photos. Eric will discuss the basics on how to create an account,
how to login, and how to navigate around each sight. Hopefully we will be able to
take some actual astronomical photos there at the meeting live for all to see. This presentation will be more
like a tutorial than our traditional speaker presentations and should be lots of fun.

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