Check out the mail tribue article.

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Astronomy clubs welcome enthusiasts of all types. Mail Tribune Article.

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:

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NOTE THE CHANGE IN OUR APRIL MEETING DATE
WE WILL MEET ONE WEEK EARLIER ON THURSDAY NIGHT

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Our next club meeting will be THURSDAY April 11th 2019
Time - Starting at 7:00 PM

Dan Jacobs, NASA Communication Director for the International Space Station

Dan Jacobs, NASA Communication Director for the International Space Station

We are looking forward guest speaker Dan Jacobs, Communication Director for the International Space Station in Houston, Tx. He is also the Manager of the CineSpace Project at NASA.

CineSpace, a short film competition, is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery. Filmmakers are asked to make a short film, of 10 mins or less duration, that contains at least 10% footage from the NASA Archives.  Winners are announced and screened along with all finalists at the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival which is held in November.

The presentation should be rich with current pictures, videos, and experiments on the International Space Station.

Location: North Medford High School Planetarium
FREE
Open to the Public
Thursday April 11th 2019
7:00 pm


UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY 15th Southern Oregon Skywatchers meeting

The three rocket teams will debrief us on their Team America Rocketry Challenge experiences.

We can also look forward to Colin White as he explores his newly refound interest in Rockets with “The Saturn V and future NASA and commercial rockets.”

Our third speaker will be Gregory Gross, who looks at “Keeping Observing records for improving your observing.”

The Psyche mission is a journey to a unique metal asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. What makes the asteroid Psyche unique is that it appears to be the exposed nickel-iron core of an early planet, one of the building blocks of our solar system.

The Psyche mission is a journey to a unique metal asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. What makes the asteroid Psyche unique is that it appears to be the exposed nickel-iron core of an early planet, one of the building blocks of our solar system.


The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's annual photography competition have been announced . Click on the image to view the winners.

The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's annual photography competition have been announced. Click on the image to view the winners.

(1) Ceres, dwarf plant in the Asteroid Belt. Blinking image from 5/13/18 and 5/14/18. Photos by Daniel Otte

(1) Ceres, dwarf plant in the Asteroid Belt. Blinking image from 5/13/18 and 5/14/18. Photos by Daniel Otte