We offer the Rogue Valley community many types of fun events: monthly gatherings, star parties, telescope building, and more! We welcome newcomers and visitors to our meetings and star parties. All our meetings and programs are free of charge. Please check the Calendar for details on upcoming events:
Our next club meeting will be
Wednesday October 16th 2019
Time - Starting at 7:00 PM
Location - North Medford High School Planetarium
First we are looking forward to welcoming a North Medford High School student who will give us a taste of the Pine Mountain summer program observing. Over the course of three nights the team tracked two asteroids with the help of Sean Curry and others. Last month we looked at light curves of spinning asteroids. The other two topics in the series are detecting the galaxy using radio astronomy and tracking asteroids (astrometry).
November 11th will bring a Transit of Mercury. Starting around 4 am (well before sunrise) it will continue till around 11:30 AM. Learn about this transit, the history of transits, and the science that can be learned by observing these interactions in the solar system.
Colin White our local NASA Solar System Ambassador will give an update on the upcoming Mars 2020 rover.
Are you interested in Astrophotography? Dave Bloomsness will give us a look at his journey from just getting started to the current level of Hubble level images.
The Observers notebook is a podcast about amateur astronomy.
Here they highlight the Astronomical League Programs (which our club is a member program).
Another great episode looks at the visual discovery of a comet.
Check it out!