Meetings have been suspended until further notice.

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(Update) Charlie Elliott Astronomy Meetings Still On Hold

(May 17, 2020) Unless there’s a sudden change of events, there will be no meeting on May 23. Also, with May as the designated month for officer elections, they have been postponed until the first actual in-person meeting. Please return here often for future official updates.

(April 2020) Due to the continuing shutdown of virtually all schools, businesses and government offices and with almost everybody self-quarantining, it is still unclear as of this writing in late April if there will be a May 23 in-person meeting of the Charlie Elliott Astronomy Club. We advise all to return here often for the latest official announcement.

Obviously we look forward to a turnaround in the Corovid-19 situation so that we can safely once again begin meeting at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, Georgia. Whether that occurs in May or even later, we will abide by the conditions at that time. Note that the Jon Wood Astronomy Field remains available for those who wish to use it (weather-permitting, of course), but we urge all to follow the 6-foot social-distancing guidelines stated almost everywhere.

Finally, we hope that you don’t forget your astronomy interest during this time, but instead use it to observe on your own or even learn some new astro-oriented skills that you can talk about at our next official meeting. Whether you venture out to the Jon Wood Astronomy Field or a location closer to home, we suggest that you consider begin working on the Astronomical League’s Lunar Observing Program (also called “Lunar I), the Urban Observing Program and the Constellation Hunter Observing Program. These are all relatively easy and can be done from various locations in the metro Atlanta area.

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As always, we thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Please check out our Facebook Page! There you’ll find a welcoming group of people sharing ideas and tips as well as organizing ad-hoc observing and imaging sessions on the Jon Wood Astronomy Field.
For those not familiar with the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, go to  The CEWC phone is 770-784-3059, Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


If you have an idea for a 15 to 20-minute pre-meeting presentation about something you’ve learned or a project you’re working on, contact Steve Siedentop or Ken Poshedly.

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Our Monthly Meetings and Public Observing Nights for 2019-2020

Meetings for the remainder of the year will be announced as new information is available. Please return here often.

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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