Check out the mail tribue article.

Check out the mail tribue article.

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:

Our next club meeting will be February 20th 2019
Time - Starting at 7:00 PM

Back from a recent trip to Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center we are looking forward to ALL Three rockets groups ( discussing the trip and activities) from North Medford High School. You may remember a rocket launching competition as part of the trip. Expect updates on the Team America Rocket Challenge.

Feb 2019, Kennedy Space Center

Feb 2019, Kennedy Space Center

Robert Black, Astronomy Teacher North Medford High School, will also discuss a European Launch System “Suborbitality.” The world’s only launch vehicle specifically designed to serve the suborbital market as a low-cost solution. With 3-5 minutes of micro-gravity as part of the launch cycle.

Low cost micro gravity space flight - 1st launch summer 2019

Low cost micro gravity space flight - 1st launch summer 2019

Suborbitality s.r.o. (as of mid-February 2019) is one of the fastest developing launch companies in the world, and aims to achieve its first commercial suborbital flight in Summer of 2019. 

With the support of the European Space Agency through the Business Incubation Centre in Prague, Suborbitality will provide suborbital launch services to research institutes and universities, satellite and space hardware manufacturers, and to anyone wanting to send their payload to space, at a price more than two times lower than all other competitors. As an ITAR-free company, Suborbitality is open to serve the entire world market. The flagship vehicle, ANUBIS, is being developed as the smartest and most weight efficient suborbital rocket in its class, specifically tailored to the suborbital market, and designed for maximum reusability and reliability at the lowest cost.

All team members working on the design of ANUBIS have experience in the development of suborbital rockets, combining more than 25 years of engineering practice within the space industry. 


Location: North Medford High School Planetarium
FREE
Open to the Public
Wednesday January 16th 2019
7:00 pm


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