Join us for for our next meeting on March 25th at 4:30 p.m. in the Campbell Aquatics Building at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

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March Meeting & Potluck and a Visit from Explore Scientific!

Meeting Details

Join us on March 25th at 4:30 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.  Check out the map below.


All of the Above!

Charlie Elliott Astronomy Observing Supervisor and International Man of Mystery 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 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

Greg Bragg from Explore Scientific will join us to talk about using a computerized goto telescope and the current state of technology available to the amateur observer and imager at all levels of expertise.  He’ll be using the new Explore Scientific EXOS-2 GT PMC-8 mount from Explore Scientific for the workshop.  Greg will also have some other new Explore Scientific products on hand for everyone to check out.  If the weather cooperates, Greg will join us on the observing field for a couple of hours of observing with the new Explore Scientific products!  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 2016

August 06, 2016,  September 10, 2016, October 29, 2016, November 19, 2016,  December 10, 2016, January 28, 2017,  February 25, 2017, March 25, 2017,  April 22, 2017,  May 27, 2017,  June 24, 2017,  July 22, 2017

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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