4-5 December 2008 Event: Martin Cohen of Company Seven is guest of the Worchester Polytechnic Institute "Integrative Materials Design Center" speaking on the subject of "Long Distance Microscopy for Materials Evaluation".
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Note that Universal Time is 4 hours ahead of Washington, D. Observing Tips for The Month a text discussion of the Moon, planets, and other interesting celestial objects in the night sky from night to night. This is a public service provided by Company Seven and the University of Texas Mc Donald Observatory.
The center is conducting fundamental research which addresses well-identified industrial applications of general interest and relevance to the manufacturing sector - an "Application-Driven-Design" approach.
Consortium members include: Alcoa, Army Research Laboratories, Benet Laboratories, Boeing, Caterpillar, General Dynamics Land Systems, General Motors, Hamilton Sundstrand, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Mercury marine, NASA Langley, Pratt & Whitney, P&W Rocketdyne, Rio Tinto Alcan, Sikorsky.
This is a ruggedized and shock/vibration resistant catadioptric system with all optical components made fully quartz (fused silica), and with superbly engineered and applied high transmission coatings optimized for its designed transmission application.
In order to maintain perfect focus at all operating temperatures the construction of the tube assembly and many mechanical components are largely of Invar, an ultra-low expansion aerospace grade alloy.
Company Seven provided a telescope and staff to see the Opposition of Mars at the Belmont Mansion, off Elibank Drive in Elkridge, Maryland. The system furnished by Company Seven was our Astro-Physics 206mm f/8 EDF telescope with a Astro-Physics 90mm f/5 Stowaway "finder" telescope on an Astro-Physics 1200GTO German Equatorial Mount.
The system was equipped with our Baader Mark V Großfeld Binocular Head, a top of the line system providing high resolution binocular views through the telescope.
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We will also consider how the Sun continues to impact our daily lives.