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We offer the Rogue Valley community many fun events and learning experiences for all ages!


International Observe the Moon Night event at St. Mary's School in Medford, Saturday, Sept 19th dusk to 10pm. Holly Bensel, Science Teacher at St. Mary's, is hoping that people from our club would like to come and set up telescopes and/or provide a talk before the event such as "What's up in the Sky". The event is posted on the IOMN website and on the St. Mary's school website. Holly is hoping for a large crowd. Would anyone be interested in helping out?

  • What: Star Party
  • Where: North Mountain Park, Ashland
  • Date: September 19, 2015
  • Time: Dusk

North Mountain Park Astronomy Talk and Star Party on Saturday September 19th from 7:30 to 10 PM. Dave Bloomsness is planning on doing a SOFIA update, followed by an introduction to the International Observe the Moon Night. As always, club members and telescopes are urged to come and help out.

Erik's mother Carla has invited all Southern Oregon Skywatchers to join the family for the memorial to honor Erik on September 12 at 12:00 noon at her home. Richard and Carla Anderson, 6372 Quail Creek Drive, Redding, Ca. Please RSVP to this email: anderson@awwwsome.com Or you may call (530)365-6229. Our home is situated on the Sacramento River and our back yard will accommodate many and you are welcome to join us and share memories in one of Erik's favorite places to be.

  • What: Star Party
  • Where: Bill Sprowl (Directions TBA)
  • Date: September 12, 2015
  • Time: Dusk

This is a private member only star party scheduled for September 12th. It will be hosted by Bill Sprowl again this year at his place near Grants Pass. The skies are nice and Bill has a nice grassy area next to his Observatory for us to set up our scopes. This is a member only event. You don't want to miss this one. So mark your calendar for Sat Sept 12th.

As you know, our dear friend and Ashland astronomer, game wizard, and wit Erik Anderson passed away last month. We have shed many tears, but now we invite you to celebrate his short but extraordinary life with memories, poems, Daniel Sperry's cello music and, of course, food and libations.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 5th, 4 to 7 pm.
Place: Diana's Patio, 480 Herbert St., Ashland
Please bring a memory or poem if you like, and an appetizer to share. And please RSVP Peace and love, Erik's friends, Janet, Diana and Yanneka 541-482-2991(Janet's home no)

We ask our members for $20.00 in dues each year to help us pay for our operating expenses (e.g., liability insurance) which make our activities possible. We cannot operate without membership support!

If your membership hasn't been paid this year, and you would like to renew it, please bring in your dues to the next star party or club meeting.

If you aren't a member and would like to support the club by becoming a member, please fill out the membership application form and bring it and $20.00 to the next star party or club meeting. Click here to learn more about the benefits of being an S.O.S. member!

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