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 September 18th 2019
Time - Starting at 7:00 PM
Location - North Medford High School Planetarium
First we are looking forward to welcoming a North Medford High School student Olive Brumble who will give us a taste of the Pine Mountain summer program observing. Over the course of three nights the team tracked two asteroids with the help of Sean Curry and others.
Robert Black will introduce us the the Explorer 1 model at the planetarium on loan from Science Works Hands on Museum in Ashland. Explorer 1 was the first satellite launched by the United States, and was part of the U.S. participation in the International Geophysical Year.
Are you interested in Astrophotography. Dave Bloomsness and Rich Hodur will give us a look at some of their recent target. Showing the journey from just getting started to the current level of Hubble level images.
The Observers notebook is a podcast about amateur astronomy.
Here they highlight the Astronomical League Programs (which our club is a member program).
Another great episode looks at the visual discovery of a comet.
Check it out!