By Arthur Poole
Sedona AZ (October 19, 2015) – The Oak Creek Apples Macintosh User Group (OCAMUG) will meet on Wednesday, October 21, at the Elks Lodge off Airport Road in West Sedona.
Beginning at 5:00 PM:
Special Interest Group (SIG):
My Aching Mac!
Is your Mac misbehaving? Do you want to know how a new feature works, or what’s in the latest update? local Mac/PC consultant Alan Gore will field questions the audience might have about the Mac. At this session, please feel free to ask any Apple-related question, from the most basic to the most advanced. Come listen, learn, and ask questions about the Macintosh computer. We stress that there are no “dumb” questions. Attendees of this portion are usually about evenly split between folks new to the Mac and those with greater familiarity with the magical machine. But everyone seems to learn something.
The Main Meeting starts at 6:15 PM: This month our feature presentation will be:
Photogrammetry: Measuring Shipwrecks, Spacecraft, and Planets
Kenneth Edmundson, a photogrammetrist with The U.S. Geological Survey’s Astrogeology Science Center (ASC) in Flagstaff, Arizona works with NASA and other space agencies to create geologic maps and other cartographic products for numerous spacecraft missions throughout our solar system. Photogrammetry, one of the most important tools used in this work, is the science of measurement using photographs. Long utilized for mapping the Earth and extraterrestrial bodies, it is also used extensively for industrial quality control in the manufacture of objects such as spacecraft, aircraft, and automobiles. It has facilitated the three-dimensional modeling of ancient shipwrecks in the Mediterranean; the visualization and analysis of archaeological sites such as the Sun Dagger in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; and the fine-tuning of the largest radio telescope in the world at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. A valuable measurement tool and an exciting field of study, photogrammetry is described through just a few of a wide variety of applications such as those mentioned above.
Last Month’s Meeting (September 16)
Tony Merriman, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, of the National Weather Service (NWS) spoke about weather prediction and how computers are used in the process for both national and local weather prediction.
Free. Public Invited. Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Road in West Sedona.
The lounge is open from three in the afternoon until the end of the Apples meeting. Three Tacos, Taco Salad or Nachos are available for $5 starting 5 pm to 7 pm or until they run out.
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Contact: (928) 821-3395