The November meeting will be held at 7 pm in the Library Commons at Cochise College on Friday, November 10.
This is not our usual location. The Student Union is not available this month.
Nogales amateur astronomer, Michael Schwartz who will update us on his Tenagra Observatory which has been searching for NEO’s under a NASA contract.
The Kartchner Star Party will be held on Saturday, October 14 in the bus parking area at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Weather permitting, we will set up solar telescopes for afternoon viewing starting around noon.
Dr. Kaitlin Kratter of Steward Observatory will be giving a talk in the Discovery Center at 5:30 pm.
Weather permitting, there will be stargazing after dark. Astronomers setting up telescopes get free admission to the park (just tell the guard at the gate who you are and why you’re there and they’ll let you in free). Guests pay the usual admission but the star party is at no extra charge.
Kartchner has only recently earned the International Dark Sky Association’s Dark Sky Park status. Please come out and celebrate this remarkable achievement.
The NASA Museum Alliance has provided some star gazing videos that may be of interest to our members. These are short videos that cover what is in the night sky for the current month.
The HAC website now has a new area under ‘Resources‘ where we will be adding content regarding all manner of light pollution issues. Bob Gent has already penned a great article drawing on his prior experience as a past president of the International Dark-Sky Association. Please give it a read and pass the link along to your friends and neighbors. We welcome all contributions to our Resources page, no matter which astronomy topic you wish to address.
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