Covid Update From ALCon 2023

Covid Update From ALCon 2023
One more positive Covid test has been reported.  This makes a total of three  reported positive tests after ALCon 2023.
To repeat our suggestion from our 1st post a few days ago:  If you have any concern regarding a possible covid diagnosis, we strongly urge you to contact your medical team as soon as possible.
Carroll Iorg, President,
Astronomical League

ALCon 2023 COVID Exposures

To All ALCon 2023 Attendees:  Two Known Positive Covid Cases After ALCon 2023

Within the past 24 hours the League has been notified of two known positive cases of Covid after attendees returned home from ALCon.
While we assume that the number of positive cases is small, we will post updates on the League website and Facebook page as needed, if we receive further notifications.
I would strongly urge you to check with your medical team if you have any concerns about this situation.
Thanks and stay safe!
Carroll Iorg, President, Astronomical League

Observing Program Division Announcement – Imaging Caldwell Change and Additional Eclipse Resources

Two new updates:

ALCon 2023 Update – Room Reservations

As ALCon nears, the beautiful Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center has graciously offered to extend the special ALCon room rate until July 20th! If you haven’t yet booked your room, be sure to do so before this low rate expires.

Room Cutoff date has been extended until July 20th
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  

Standard Rooms
 ALCON Group Rate: $139.00, 
Booking Website:˜

2024 Solar Eclipse Glasses

Solar Eclipse Glasses from the ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE !

Experience the beauty, the wonder, and the mystery

The celestial event of a generation arrives April 8, 2024. View the incredible total solar eclipse safely with a pair of commemorative solar eclipse glasses from the ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE!

Each total solar eclipse is unique, all are impressive

Are you ready? Do you have equipment for safely viewing the eclipse and the sun? Solar eclipse glasses are one inexpensive way to safely view the eclipse, and the BEST way to share the event with a group. These glasses are ideal for visually observing large sunspots on the face of the sun, partial solar eclipses, annular solar eclipses, and the partial phases of total solar eclipses.

Discounts for as few as 10 and huge discounts for ordering 500 or 1000. Distribute them at solar events! The more you purchase, the better the price! They can be personalized for keepsakes. Order early to insure availability!

Quantity Discount Price (ea) Price per pack
1-9 0% $1.25
10 12% $1.10 $11.00
25 26% $0.92 $23.00
50 36% $0.80 $40.00
100 44% $0.70 $70.00
250 52% $0.60 $150.00
500 60% $0.50 $250.00
1000 68% $0.40 $400.00

Check out the League webstore – – for complete information. Email if you need more help.

Nominal shipping charges will be added to all orders under 1000 glasses. For those orders of 1000 glasses and over, shipping is included in the price to USA addresses.


Wear them as you would your normal sunglasses. You may safely gaze directly at the sun with these glasses since the filters block at 99.9999% of the sun’s visible light and all of its harmful infrared and ultraviolet light.

  • If the filters have pinholes, or are damaged in any way, do not attempt to look at the sun with them.
  • Do not use the solar eclipse glasses with binoculars or a telescope! Eye damage may result.
  • Never look at the sun without the proper filters! If you do, you may not realize it, but you are damaging your vision. You may not feel immediate pain.

Download this flyer – 2024 Eclipse glasses promo

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