The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 13, 1975, Image 5

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THE BATTALION Page 5 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1975 Our regular $1.89 Spaghetti Dinner with meatsauce, served in true Italian style with garden fresh salad and garlic toast. today. No. 2 Pizza Inn of Bryan Nextio Bryan High 1803 Greenfield Plaza No. 1 Pizza Inn of College Station 413 Texas Ave. Student hopes to detect meteors . y? , ^ i Bob Johnson with meteor radiation analyzer 1 I TAMU graduate student Bob Johnson is trying to capture meteors on magnetic tape. Meteors, known popularly as “shooting stars,” should be plenti ful during the study. The Perseid meteor shower will begin this weekend. It reached its peak Tuesday night and continued this morning. At its maximum, the shower usually produces 50 meteors an hour. The Perseids tend to be bright and leave “train- s.” Johnson’s interest hinges on re search for his master’s thesis at TAMU. Employing NASA- designed electronic equipment, he hopes to obtain data for a systema tic study of meteors, their chemical composition, velocity and mass. The meteor radiation analyzer (MRA) is being used under the di rection of Dr. Ronald Schorn, Dr. George Kattawar and Dr. Edward Fry of TAMU’s Physics Depart ment. The MRA was loaned to the department on a long-term basis by the Johnson Spacecraft Center. The MRA detects meteors through nine photometers which are devices for measuring light in tensity. They are packaged on an equatorial-type telescope mount ing. Detected light of a meteor trail is converted to an electrical signal. Associated equipment including a logic unit, digitizer, magnetic tape recorder and power pack, treats and stores the signal. Taped data can then be reduced and analyzed by computer. However, the project has had several difficulties. First, the best meteor rates are found between midnight and start of morning twilight. Finding “dark” also presented problems. The MRS can’t be ex posed to street and parking lot lights, or any extraneous illumina tion. It also requires electrical power and secure facilities for stor age of the bulky electronic compo nents. Johnson is using a remote corner of the TAMU Research and Exten sion Center at Bryan, but only for six months. The combination of few SPECIALS GOOD. Wed , Thun . Fn., Sat., Aug 13, 14, IS, 16, 197S -i< ' r \( >' \ SKAGGS ALBERTSONS PUTS FOOD & DRUG TOGETHER... v ,-rs v I WITH ONE CENTRAL CHECKOUT! ^ y let us fill your NEXT PRESCRIPTION AND COMPARE SAVINGS! DtHLELtflKe BARS 41®® BONELESS HALVES 1 1 ? - 3 LB. AVG. LB. RATH’S ALL MEAT OR ALL BEEF WIENERS oz .PAG. 1 69 GROUND FRESH DAILY NOT LESS THAN ground beefs::. .75 PAN DRESSED, BROIL OR FRY 4 OQ TROUT FILLETS r GLOVER'S OR JANET LEE SLICED B0L0GNA..i 93 GLOVER'S SMOKED GERMAN SAUSAGE £88 SLICED CHEESE -IT NEUHOFF'S SLICED BACON LI 86 BONELESS USDA CHOICE BEEF 4 OQ CHUCK ROAST I 28 BUCKET- 0 T U.S.D.A. GRADE A FRESH DRESSED 7 BREAST QUARTERS-7 LEG QUARTERS 7 EXTRA WINGS ? SETS GIBLETS HEINZ STRAINED BABY FOOD FRUITS & VEG. 4 1 7 OZ. JAR ROYAL ALL VARIETIES GELATIN 3 OZ. PKG. PUREX BLEACH <7 GAL. BOTTLE HEINZ WORCHESTERSHIRE SAUCE 10 OZ. BOTTLE DELICATESSEN-SNACK BAR BBQ BEEF BRISKET 2** FLAT PITT HAM'"" , 2” DECKER HOT LINKS - 5. M SUPER SHARP CHEESE™,!’' JANET LEE GRAPEFRUIT JUICE 44 OZ. TIN SWEET SUE BONED CHICKEN 5 OZ. TIN I INSTORE RAKERY! CHOCOLATE CAKES LARGE TWO LAYER Mo] WHITE SWAN BISCUITS SWEETMILK AND BUTTERMILK PLAIN CAKE DONUTS POTATO ROLLS ooz 29' CREAM PUFFS l ‘*“. 2-0.49' RAISIN BREAD OLD FASHIONED ICED OR PLAIN 1*0?. „ AQ< LOAF . FROZEN FOODS PIZZA 69 JANET LEE CORN ALUMINUM FOIL i: .oT 32‘ CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES:: :y j 85 THOMPSON SEEDLESS GRAPES TOP QUALITY LAMIRECHT CHEESE SAUSAGE-PEPPIRONI HAMBURGER I2 0Z PKG SHERBET 99 PURE ALL ELAVORS ' z GAl. ROUND POTATOES A FLAV-R-PAC ^ m _Jm HASH BROWNS ▼ 8 2 II. PKG. BROCCOLI WESTPAK £ mm SPEARS V I 1 07 PKG LB. LEMONS 3 for 39 c NECTARINES CALIFORNIA excellent for snacks C AULI FLOWER i. 39 c RUSSET POTATOES i»29 c BROCCOLI. serv . e . c . h “ s . e . s . a . u . c . 1 lb . 3 8 c 301 So. College Monday thru Saturday 8 AM - 1 2 PM Sunday 9 AM - 1 0 PM productive meteor showers and time limit could hamper the work. “The system operates automati cally once it is in operation,” said Johnson, 1973 TAMU graduate from Plano. “Appearance of a meteor in the field triggers the re corder, and the data goes on tape automatically. ” The motor-driven mounting keeps the detector unit pointed at a particular part of the sky. How ever, it is difficult to select a region in which meteors are most likely to appear. The apparatus has a 23- degree field of view from the photomultiplier tubes, each about two inches in diameter. On a recent night, Johnson counted 32 meteors. None went onto tape, however. The tubes are so sensitive to the slightest amount of light that flashlights and cigarette lighters are banned while it is running. Any light operates the recorder. Until minor equipment changes are made, such non-meteor light sources use up Johnson’s special tape. Bryant aids research at bayou site Dr. Vaughn Bryant, TAMU an thropologist and botanist, is assist ing research at one of the newest archaeological sites in Louisiana, the Bayou Jasmin Project near New Orleans. Bryant is working with colleagues from Louisiana State University to analyze pollen taken from the dig. Bryant describes his role as de termining prehistoric environmen tal changes and indications of plant domestication. In addition, he is looking at fossil plant seeds to study what kinds of foods persons living 3,000 years ago gathered and ate. “My work also involves analyses of preserved wood to determine what kinds were used for the man ufacture of houses, bows, arrows and boats. Further, I am examining coprolites for indications of diet, methods of food preparation and even health as reflected by the pre sence of possible parasites,” he said. The dig has created enthusiasm among Bryant’s LSU colleagues. “In my 20 years of the field,” exp lains LSU curator of archaeology Bob Newman, “this is one of the most tremendous sites I have ever seen.” The site was first noticed in 1957, but lack of money and staff pre vented research. When work began a couple of years ago on the junction of two interstate highways, dredg ings thrown up on the bank showed an unusual number of artifacts from different periods. Bryant explains that the Louisiana researchers are having to use some unusual techniques since the site is on the bayou and only two feet above sea level. Although Bryant will be analyz ing pollen and coprolites, he said some of the finds have included al ligator tooth jewelry, a bone-tool tip, ceramics and a clay ball. Be careful with fire: There are babes in the woods. OPEN DAILY x \\D00/p ^/at^ I=oo3as IF 3 a. :r lx: 1907 TEXAS COLLEGE STATION ROLLER SKATIi\ G THURS.-SUN.