Join us for our next meeting on Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 3:30 PM

“Experience the Universe at Charlie Elliott”

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Mercury Transit Viewing


December Potluck Dinner

Follow-up: Mercury Transit ~ November 11

Congratulations to all who were able to observe and even image the Mercury transit. We look forward to hearing personal accounts at our upcoming potluck dinner on December 7 (see below).

Potluck Dinner Details  ~ December 7

Come for the food, stay for the stars! Join us December 7th, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the Campbell Aquatics Building at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center for our quarterly potluck! Let us know you’re coming by adding your name to our Potluck Signup Sheet.

If you’ve already been to any of our potlucks, you’re probably looking forward to the good food (banana pudding!!) and good company that these events have become 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, barbecue, and mac & cheese, we need help with set-up and clean-up as well. Please take a moment to sign up to bring something and/or help out at the link above.

Remember that our potluck dinners are NOT held at the usual meeting location. Instead stay on Marben Farm Rd, then turn right onto Murder Creek Church Rd and follow it to the aquatics building.

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 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.

“All of the Above”

Observing Coordinator David Whalen will be on hand to discuss what you can see and image in the night sky this month.  His short presentation will cover observing targets ranging from our own solar system to distant galaxies.

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 Steve Siedentop or Ken Poshedly.

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Perspective Presentation
Charlie Elliott Target List

Our Monthly Meetings and Public Observing Nights for 2019-2020

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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