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 after the new school year starts in the fall. Get ready for summer observing.

 

Dark sky star party - May - Canceled

May 19th 2018 - update 8:45pm -  On mountain it was complete cloud cover with off/on rain.  Even the 2 large clear areas had filled in.

Current weather reads as mostly to Partly cloudy and poor seeing.


Dress warm.  Bring your scopes.
Free
Open to the Public

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Members needed for outreach events.  Please let us know if you are available.

 

June 9th - North Mountain Park - Summer Constellations (Outreach)

June 16th - Dark Site Star Party

July 13th NW Nature Shop (Outreach)

July 14th - Dark Site Star Party

August 1st - Science Works Astronomy Camp (Outreach)

August 4th - North Mountain Park - Gas Giants (Outreach)

August 11th - Dark Site Star Party

August 15th - Nightwatch With school group (Central Point) - members email me for information. (Outreach)

 

 

 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.

 Can you catch a glimpse of (16) Psyche before the meeting, just off of Jupiter this 10.4 magnitude Asteroid Is in Libra this month.

Can you catch a glimpse of (16) Psyche before the meeting, just off of Jupiter this 10.4 magnitude Asteroid Is in Libra this month.


 Image of the Month - The moving Sunset.

 The moving Sunset - Winter 2018 - Talent Oregon

The moving Sunset - Winter 2018 - Talent Oregon

Looking for a campsite that would be great for dark skies.  Hipcamp, https://www.hipcamp.com/, is a website aimed to help you find and book the perfect getaway. They now offer a overlay map that combines their campsite information with the dark sky finder overlay for google maps.  Called their Dark Sky Camping Map its pretty cool,  check it out and find a dark site to camp and view the stars.

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