Our next meeting & observing night will be December 12th

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Charlie Elliott Astronomy Observing at the

Jon Wood Field on December 12, 2020

(November 26, 2020) With the Covid pandemic now back on the upswing and documented cases (and number of hospitalizations) rising even faster, our December 12 get-together — weather permitting –  will be another informal observing night at the Jon Wood Astronomy Field (which is on the right, shortly after turning onto Elliott Trail from Marben Farm Rd). As always, this event is free.

The Elliott Trail automatic road gate closes for incoming traffic at 5 p.m., so be prepared to enter the gate code if you arrive afterwards. The gate opens automatically for outgoing traffic as you approach it to leave.

According to the Sky Safari astronomy app, sunset at our location near Mansfield, Georgia, will be at 5:27 p.m., so those with scopes and related equipment to set up should plan on an earlier arrival. In consideration of any astro-imagers who plan to join us, astronomical dusk ends at 6:56 p.m.

Please check out our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ceastronomy . 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 https://georgiawildlife.com/charlie-elliott-wildlife-center

The CEWC phone is 770-784-3059, Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Covid Requirements

IMPORTANT! Face masks are required and we remind all attendees that the CDC’s 6-foot social distancing requirement remains in effect. Note also that NO refreshments will be served, so bring your own.


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

The status of in-person meetings will be announced monthly as the COVID situation changes. Visit the “Our Calendar” tab at the top of the page for our 2020-2021 meeting, observing, and outreach schedule. Start times vary throught the year so please check back for details.

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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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