The loaner program offers members a means to try scopes of various sizes and technologies before you buy. For more information please see the loaner program web page: http://www.sjaa.net/loaners
If you want to get more information about the 2012 Doomsday Hoax, then the best source is David Morrison. If you are a member of the ASP then you probably saw his article in Astronomy Beat or you know how to find it. If you are not a member, this link will help. http://www.csicop.org/si/show/myth_of_nibiru_and_the_end_of_the_world_in_2012/
This film clip of Neil deGrasse Tyson is wonderful. http://fora.tv/2009/02/04/Neil_deGrasse_Tyson_Plu-to_Files#Neil_deGrasse_Tyson_World_Will_Not_End_in_2012
Dr. Phil Plait has more info on the whole Nibiru cult. http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/planetx/
If you know someone truly confused by data from the IRAS satellite that “showed” a tenth planet, please point them to http://spider.ipac.caltech.edu/staff/tchester/iras/no_tenth_planet_yet.htm
The elections for the SJAA board are held at the general meeting in February. The following members are up for election: Robert Armstrong, Grag Claytor, Kevin Roberts, Rob Jaworski. After the board members are elected in February, offices are elected at the March board meeting.
“But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.” - Carl Sagan
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