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

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  • What: Club Meeting
  • Where: NMHS Planetarium
  • Date: April 24, 2014
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.

Our next club meeting will be held on the last Thursday of the month. We will be meeting on the 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the North Medford High School Planetarium. One of Robert's students, Cody Salerno, will be talking about his project on binary star pairs. Also, we may talk about an upcoming lunar eclipse. See you there!

Due to weather this week, the star party on the 26th will be held (weather permitting) at the lower site to hopefully stay out of the snow. Snow! In April! Might be a bit chilly up there so make sure to dress warmly. The weather outlook isn't good though, so this one really will be a shot in the dark.

  • What: Star Party
  • Where: Upper Table Rock
  • Date: May 3, 2014
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (time may change)

Working with the Nature Conservatory and the Bureau of Land Management, we have a night time hike to the top of Upper Table Rock outside of Medford. The hike isn't very far (though packing your own telescope is not recommended) and a good pair of binoculars could provide a good view of the sky.

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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