Tuesday, May 27, 2014

June 2014 Del Air Calendar of Events

June 2014
05: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room
15: Father’s Day: Dad’s Special Day……Don’t Forget!
15: Hand Bell Choir: Member Marilyn Murata will be bell ringing in the main Sanctuary
19: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm @ Dick Flaharty’s home.
21: First Day of Summer: Yikes!! Here comes the heat!
June’s Special People

Happy Birthday to:                                                                         
June 21- Lenny Hellenthal
Del Air General Meeting: Thursday Jun 05, 2014  
7:30 pm in our regular meeting room at:
Northridge United Methodist Church - 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324 Guests Are Always Welcome At Our Meetings & Events.
June 2014 Program: A Final Look at Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror and on to Exploring Mars" Presented By: Neil Mottinger
Neil Mottinger, a Navigation Engineer who works at the Navigation and Mission Design Section of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a company that’s operated by the California Institute of Technology for NASA, will follow up on the entry, descent and landing activities of the Mars Curiosity Rover with a narrated video comprised of computer animation and actual images from the descent camera. He will summarize the travels and discoveries of Curiosity following the landing and plans to show second narrated video of some interesting tests of possible sources of linear gullies noted on the walls of some Mars craters.   He will include a little about the on-going travels of the MER Rover, Opportunity, which has now been motoring about Mars for 10+ years.  In addition, Neil will show some other astro-images of the skies as seen from Earth, the Milky Way over Half Dome, for example, as well as explore some interesting objects (planets and moons) in the Solar System. Emmy Silverman – Program Director 

“Something” of the Month

For June 2014, Club Member Bob Knox Asks About: "Tektites".
Find out more at our June meeting and remember to bring any specimens you may have and share with the group. There will be a color handout for those of you that have been collecting these info sheets over the past few years.

Rockhound Heaven
Serpentine trees have peridot leaves, and the lakes are azurite blue.That turquoise sky with coral clouds—it’s something, I’m telling you!

Those copper trees, when it comes fall, light up like a Christmas tree.Their wulfenite leaves of orange and red are sparkly as they can be.

Amethyst crystals are down in the valleys, nigh to shoulder high.And fire agate cabs as big as your head, all cut and polished, no lie!

There are pretty pictures in all the jaspers. Chrysocolla is top gem grade. Calcite & tourmaline crystals are there, pick them up while you lie in the shade.

The flowers are Montana sapphires, gold mounts hang like nuts on a tree.   No fences to climb or gates to close tight, the diggins' all are free.

The rivers are silver, the campgrounds are gold. Your shovel never bends.And the faces bright in the campfire’s light are those of your dearest friends. (Via (Owyhee Gem, 8/11; via Owyhee Gem, 11/90; via Grindings; from Eureka News and CMSe Tumbler 5/14)