Join us for our next meeting on Saturday, August 31st, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at the Campbell Aquatics Building!

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September Potluck, Meeting, & Observing

Meeting Details

Join us on Saturday August 31st, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Campbell Aquatics Building at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center for our quarterly potluck! September meeting in August?  Long story…  Anyway, if you have been to one of our potlucks, you’re probably looking forward to the good food and good company these events are known for. Potlucks are great when everyone chips in, and ours are no different. In addition to all of the good things like banana pudding (wink, wink, nudge, nudge), barbecue, and mac & cheese, we also need help with set up and clean up.  Click here and take a moment to sign up for something and help out.

Check out our Facebook Page! You’ll find a welcoming group of people sharing ideas and tips as well as organizing ad-hoc observing and imaging sessions on Jon Wood Astronomy Field.


Perspective & All of the Above

Observing Coordinator Steve Siedentop will be on hand to discuss what you can see and image in the night sky this month.  His short presentation will cover observing from both a visual and a contemplative perspective.  Steve started out as an observer, moved into astrophotography and enjoys doing both, finding observing particularly therapeutic. That’s a good thing, because he needs all the therapy he can get!

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 open to the public.


If you have an idea for a 15 to 20 minute presentation about something you’ve learned or a project you’re working on, contact Charlie Elliott Astronomy Program Coordinator,Steve Siedentop.

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Perspective Presentation
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Our Monthly Meetings and Public Observing Nights for 2019-2020

August 3, 2019, August 31, 2019, October 5, 2019, November 2, 2019, December 7, 2019, January 25, 2020, February 22, 2020, March 21, 2020, April 18, 2020, May 23, 2020

Meetings start approximately 2 hours before sunset. Meeting rooms and start times vary and occasionally meeting dates change under unusual circumstances, so please check back here for details. Public stargazing on Jon Wood Astronomy Field follows the meeting, weather permitting.

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All Charlie Elliott Astronomy events are free and open to the public and you don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings or join us on Jon Wood Astronomy Field.  However, we would encourage you to consider a yearly paid membership for less than the cost of a couple of pizzas.  Your membership dues allow us to continue our science outreach programs in area schools and youth organizations, merit badge programs with area Scout Troops, and allow us to maintain the facilities on Jon Wood Astronomy Field.  To become a member, you can fill out our membership form or contact an officer.

March is membership renewal month. If you are renewing your membership, no form is necessary.

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Charlie Elliott Astronomy, serving the Atlanta area and East Middle Georgia, is a chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to promoting the public knowledge of and interest in astronomy.

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