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 Wednesday May 15th 2019
Time - Starting at 7:00 PM

TARC Trio of teams at Practice Launch.

TARC Trio of teams at Practice Launch.

For our last scheduled meeting during the school year we will start by welcoming back the three rocket groups. Smashed eggs aside they will let us know how the challenge went.

To continue our Rocket theme we can also look forward to Colin White as he explores his newly found interest in Rockets with “The Saturn V and future NASA and commercial rockets.” Colin is currently working with a team at science works to build an exhibit to celebrate the 50 years since Apollo 11.

Our third speaker will be Gregory Gross, who looks at “Keeping Observing records for improving your observing.” Check out Bob King’s article as he writes about Astro Journaling in Sky and Telescope 2015. (Sky and Telescope link)

Keeping a record of what you see in the telescope is not only fun but helps grow your observing skills. Learn how to start a journal and see how other amateurs keep theirs.”


UPCOMING EVENTS

Science Works - Earth Day - April 20th.

May 4th - Star Observing Night at the Upper Dark Site.
If clouds can go away for a few nights we will head up and observe. If you have a scope bring it along. If you need help, let us know we will try to get you rolling. Don’t have a scope, no problem, you can catch a glimpse through the views of other members scopes.

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