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:

 Pine Mountain Observatory

Pine Mountain Observatory

Our next club meeting will be September 19th.

We will have several exciting presentations.

One of the North Medford High School students will lead off with a short presentation on the current rocket project. In the past we have had reports from the Team America Rocketry Challenge. What will this years challenge rules bring for the students to overcome.

Sean Curry returns with a 2018 Pine Mountain Observing Report.  From an exoplanet transit and  measuring moving stars to determining the orbit of an asteroid the real science done with high school students over a few nights is amazing. 

Dave Bloomsness will do a short show and tell for the QHYCCD Polemaster.

"The PoleMaster is an innovative product pioneered by QHYCCD to relieve the pain of polar alignment.  Using PoleMaster and following a few simple, easy-to-follow steps, you can achieve that perfect polar alignment in 2-3 minutes, with an accuracy of up to 30 arc seconds."

 Polemaster camera

Polemaster camera

 

Our own NASA Solar System Ambassador (https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/home.cfm)
Colin White will look over the Parker Solar Probe mission.  NASA's first mission to touch the sun.

 Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe

 

Location: North Medford High School Planetarium
September 19th 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free and Open to the public

 

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NOTE : October meeting will take place on the 24th the 4th Wednesday due to the availability of our guest retired NASA Engineer Norm Chaffee.

 

Join us for a presentation by retired NASA engineer Norman H. Chaffee, Wednesday October 24th at 7:00 PM.

Chaffee was deputy division chief for the NASA Propulsion and Power Division, chief engineer for Technical Program Systems Integration and the International Space Station Program, and chief of systems of the Engineering and Integration for the NASA Lunar Mars Exploration Program, and more.

In 1987, Dr. Chaffee was named NASA Engineer of the Year. In 1991, he became deputy chief of the Automation and Robotics division.

Location: North Medford High School Planetarium
FREE
Open to the Public

Oct. 24th    7:00pm Southern Oregon SkyWatchers --  Norm Chaffee and James Loftus

 

 

 

 

 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.


 Image of the Month - The moving Sunset.

 The moving Sunset - Winter 2018 - Talent Oregon

The moving Sunset - Winter 2018 - Talent Oregon