Join us June 20th on the Astronomy Field for a night of stargazing!

“Experience the Universe at Charlie Elliott”

Directions to Charlie Elliott

Join us for observing on Jon Wood Astronomy Field, Saturday, 6/20/2015, thirty minutes before sunset.

Summer Plans

Join us for “Summer Under the Stars” at Charlie Elliott!

Instead of regular meetings this summer, the Charlie Elliott Chapter will be hosting monthly stargazing sessions at the Jon Wood Astronomy Field in Mansfield, GA on the nights of June 20, July 18, and August 22, 2015, weather permitting. Members and visitors are invited to the field for observing, beginning about 30 minutes before sundown.  Bring your telescopes and come enjoy the night sky!  If you’d like, you may bring a sack supper to picnic around the edges of the field before sundown.  Hosts for these stargazing sessions will be interim co-directors Jack Fitzmier and Marie Lott.  A “Walk and Talk” to point out the summer constellations and planets will be held once the skies darken.  No Chapter business will be conducted, except as outlined below, until the next regular meeting of the Charlie Elliott Chapter, which will be held on September 19, 2015 with a potluck supper and general elections.  Meeting place and time of that gathering will be announced at a later date.

Leadership Transition

The Board of the Charlie Elliott Chapter has accepted a proposal from Marie Lott and Jack Fitzmier to provide interim leadership and summer programming until the fall, when the Chapter will elect new Officers, including Chapter Director, Observing Supervisor, and Recording Secretary.  Marie and Jack have two goals for this interim period.  First, they will provide the leadership necessary for the Chapter to continue, uninterrupted, our monthly observing sessions on Jon Wood Field.  These will be held as scheduled, on June 20, July 18, and August 22, 2015, weather permitting.  Members and guests are welcome to join the Chapter on the field about 30 minutes before sundown.  Marie and Jack, and other volunteers they enlist, will provide some “Walk and Talk” tours of the night skies.  Otherwise, it’s time behind the eyepiece!  Second, Marie and Jack will serve as a Nominations Committee, and will form a slate of candidates for Chapter Director, Observing Supervisor, and Recording Secretary, to be voted on at the September 19 Potluck and Chapter Meeting (time and place TBD).  They will consult broadly with the CE membership to form the slate of candidates, and will also consult with members about possible adjustments to our Chapter bylaws.  Open meetings for discussion will be scheduled in advance of the September meeting as necessary.  If you have interest in assisting Marie and Jack over the summer, or if you have questions, please contact either of them at or


Our Schedule for 2015!

January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 22, September 19, October 17, November 14, December 12

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Become a member of the Charlie Elliott Chapter!

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Charlie Elliott Chapter Membership Form


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