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#1 tfield98


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 10:26 AM

Is your club looking for a meeting speaker? 


I'm now offering free Zoom presentations to clubs anywhere in the world. 

See this page www.rspec-astro.com/outreach for details and testimonials from clubs I've spoken to in the past.




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Posted 03 July 2020 - 10:47 AM

Hi Tom! I passed this along to our club scheduler back when I received your e-mail on this a few weeks ago. Hopefully they reached out to you to schedule you for one of our virtual club meetings! Your talk at Rocky Mountain Star Stare (RMSS) was on the one year I had to miss due to work but I heard a lot about it as it was a great talk and left a lasting impression. We have several members that have been inspired to do spectroscopy with RSpec gear and I look forward to our club having you speak with us again!


Dave Warner

Colorado Springs Astronomical Society

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 04:49 PM

Hi, Dave, 

I loved speaking at the Rocky Mountain Star Stare some years ago. Great location. Great people!

Yup, Doug contacted me. I'm scheduled to do a Zoom presentation for your club on August 25th. 

I'm looking forward to it.  The Q&A sessions after my Zoom presentations are often lively and fun.  :grin: See you there! 



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Posted 19 July 2020 - 09:28 AM

Hello All,


Aldrich Astronomical Society had Tom as our guest speaker last night and he gave us a VERY informative and entertaining talk on the subject of spectroscopy, and in particular the functioning of his RSpec software. He made the whole process of amateur spectroscopy seem easy and we all found it very amazing just how much science can be done with amateur equipment on all kinds of Deep Sky targets.


Thanks again Tom for the very interesting talk...our membership provided very positive feedback!



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 08:33 AM

Tom spoke to the Von Braun Astronomical Society last Friday. The talk was an excellent overview of spectroscopy. We had about 25 attendees with many questions. 


Tom's presentation was outstanding!

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:56 AM

Shenandoah Astronomical Society of Virginia had Tom present his program to club members during our July meeting. Very nicely packaged presentation done in a way that speaks to newbies as well as those well advanced in the hobby. Recommend it for your club.
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Posted 21 July 2020 - 11:02 AM

The Skyscrapers Inc of RI (www.skyscrapers.org) had Tom speak to our group via Zoom on Saturday July 11. The presentation received very high marks from our attendees. Tom was enthusiastic, great at answering questions and I know inspired more of us to embark on stellar spectra using his system. The general level of the presentation was done in a way that could involve anyone from novices to experienced amateurs. We highly recommend both Tom's product and him personally as a fun, enthusiastic presenter. 

Steve Hubbard, 1st VP Skyscrapers Inc. 

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 09:34 AM

We at ASTRA, Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area, were fortunate to have Tom Field as a guest speaker on July 10, 2020 for our virtual club meeting via Zoom. His presentation from beginning to end was engaging and well received by the membership. Tom provided a great review of Spectrographs and the software for the study of star spectra. A topic that was thought to be out of reach until Tom showed us how. Some members will be exploring this, opening new areas of study and eventually making available to the public at some point during future star parties. It is well worth the time for any club or school to reach out to Tom Field for a presentation on spectrocopy. 

VP ASTRA James Webster

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 12:37 PM

At the July club meeting of our Local Group Astronomy Club of Santa Clarita, Tom Field provided a very interesting presentation: “You Can Almost Touch the Stars”.
Tom shared information about a unique software program he has developed, called RSpec, that enables the user to capture the spectra of stars with a small telescope. This is a particularly valuable capability, as spectroscopy is one of the most important tools for astronomers and astrophysicists to analyze, classify and judge the distance, composition and velocity of stars.
In his presentation, Tom explained the functionality of the RSpec software and presented a number of striking examples of the software’s display images.  He followed his presentation with an engaging Q and A discussion for our club members.

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 02:50 PM

Hi Tom,


Would you be interested in giving a zoom spectroscopy in astronomy update to our medium sized astronomy club located north of Boston?  we typically get 25-35ish attendants at our monthly zoom meetings which are the first Friday of each month.  40-45 minutes plus or minus followed by a brief q and a. Meetings begin at 7:30, speaker's talk typically begins around 7:50-55ish.


We've been having zoom meetings at NSAAC (North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club) since the beginning of the Covid lockdown and we've been able to keep our members engaged despite not being able to meet in person or have star parties.


Specifically we're looking for October 2nd and November 6th.  I'm sure our members would enjoy your presentation!





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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:00 PM

Tom presented his program at the July meeting (visa Zoom) of LVAAS (Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society) and it was great! A very entertaining eye-opener to an approach to astronomy that was new to most of us. Our members really enjoyed it. Tom's a very dynamic speaker and the material is fascinating.


Thanks Tom!


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