Club Meeting Announcement for November 2017

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.

November 2017 Nightfall Newsletter is now available

 

The November 2017 edition of the Huachuca Astronomy Club newsletter, Nightfall, is now available for download. Submissions for next month’s issue can be sent to , our Nightfall editor

The Kartchner Star Party

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.

New Resource Area for Light Pollution

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.

Resource: Light Pollution

Upcoming Events

Star Party at Montezuma Pass

November 18, 2017, 6:00pm - November 18, 2017, 8:00pm

Montezuma Pass Star Party

November 18, 2017, 6:00pm - November 18, 2017, 9:00pm

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