The White House will host Astronomy Night on October 19


From the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy:

The event will bring together scientists, engineers, and visionaries from astronomy and the space industry to share their experiences with students and teachers as they spend an evening stargazing from the South Lawn. In addition to inspiring students and stargazers from across the country to learn about the newest astronomical discoveries and the technologies that enable us to explore and live in space, we are continuing progress on the President’s call to action to expand access and opportunities for students and adults to participate in the wonders of science and space.


The White House hopes that scientists and amateur astronomers will join in celebrating the White House Astronomy Night by hosting their own events at observatories, schools, planetariums, museums, and astronomy clubs nationwide on October 19.  


Questions? Contact...

Meredith Drosback, the Assistant Director for Education and Physical Sciences at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and

Tamara Dickinson, the Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


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Notification of digital edition of Reflector magazine completed


Announcement of the digital edition of the September 2015 Reflector was completed Sept. 7 at 9:35 pm MDT. It appears to have went well -- nothing crashed at least. 

If you did not receive a notice and you are a member of an affiliated club or a Member-at-Large send me an email . Let me know your local club name (or MAL) and first and last name and a correct email. I'll see that your info is corrected.  Due to the number emails I'm getting it may take a while. However, I will answer all emails.

In reading my announcement note, you may have gotten the impression that the Reflector will be switching to a digital only version in the near future. I apologize for giving that impression.

The Astronomical League has no plans to drop the paper edition at the  present time. In order to be more environmentally friendly, increase access to our readers, and to reduce costs, the AL is offering both a digital and paper option.  Over time, a growing percentage of people will prefer a digital format and we are making that option available now.  The cost savings will enable the AL to expand its programs and offer additional benefits to its membership  


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Dennis di Cicco wins NERAL 2015 Walter Scott Houston Award!


It is my great pleasure to announce that, by unanimous vote of the NERAL Executive Committee, the Walter Scott Houston Award of the North East Region of the Astronomical League (NERAL) is being awarded to Dennis di Cicco of Sudbury, Massachusetts at this year's Stellafane Convention in Springfield, Vermont on Saturday evening, August 15, 2015.

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EarthSky partners with the Astronomical League


EarthSky and the Astronomical League have agreed to partner in the years 2016 to 2018 to bring the wonder, beauty, and mystery of the night sky to the public. The partnership was finalized today (July 30,  2015).  John Goss, president of the Astronomical League, said:
The Astronomical League, the nation’s largest federation of astronomical societies, is  proud  to  partner  with  EarthSky  …  We  recognize  the  importance  of  what stargazing  and   amateur  astronomy  offer  to  the  betterment  of  our  society, especially to the benefit of our young.

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Master Observers wanted


If you are a Master Observer, we want you!  The AL has a Master Observer Network set up to answer questions from members and the general public.  It is also a means for the League to talk with you as a group. If you are already on the list - Awesome!  If not, please join us.  

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