Join us for for our next meeting on June 24th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Campbell Aquatics Building

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June Meeting, Potluck, & Observing

Meeting Details

Join us on Saturday June 24th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campbell Aquatics Building at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center for our quarterly potluck! If you have been to one of our potlucks, you’re probably looking forward to the good food and good company these events have become known for.

Potlucks take a lot of effort to organize and ours are no different. In addition to all of the good things like banana pudding, barbecue sandwiches, and potato salad, we need help with set up and clean up as well. If you can bring food or offer a few minutes of your time for setup or clean up, click here to find out how you can help. Note that we’ll be meeting in the Campbell Aquatics Building rather than the Shepard Building.  Don’t worry…it’s not far.  You can see the usual meeting venue across the pond.

For those of you planning ahead, please note that the October meeting has been moved to October 14, 2017.


All of the Above!

Charlie Elliott Astronomy Observing Supervisor Extraordinaire David Whalen will give a short talk about what you can expect to see in the sky this month with binoculars and small telescopes, as well as the monthly observing challenge.  If you’ve been to one of our meetings, you know that David is an exciting and engaging speaker and always delivers a lot of great information with plenty of laughs.

Observing After the Meeting

All are invited to Jon Wood Astronomy Field immediately after the meeting (weather-permitting). As always, the event is free and everyone is welcome.

Technical Workshops

Jack Fitzmier will be on hand at 6:30 to give a workshop on observing double stars. Jack is currently serving as the Astronomical League Liaison for Charlie Elliott Astronomy and has completed three of the Astronomical League’s double star observing programs. Jack brings a wealth of experience to this workshop. Think you have good optics or a good camera? Jack can point you to a few double stars to find out! If you have an idea for a 15-30 minute discussion or presentation that you would like to see or would like to give,  contact the Charlie Elliott Program Coordinator, Steve Siedentop.

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All of the Above Presentation
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Our Monthly Meetings and Public Observing Nights for 2017-2018

June 24, 2017,  July 22, 2017, August 19, 2017, September 23, 2017, October 14, 2017, November 18, 2017,
December 16, 2017, January 20, 2018, February 17, 2018, March 17, 2018, April 14, 2018, May 12, 2018, June 16, 2018

Meetings start approximately 2 hours before sunset. Meeting rooms and start times vary, so please check back here for details. Public stargazing on Jon Wood Astronomy Field follows the meeting.

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