Newest Observing Program Coordinators

Feb
23

Please join me in welcoming our newest Observing Program Coordinators.  These four are among the many members who stepped up and volunteered to help coordinate the programs:

Analemma - Douglas Smith

Double Star - Steve Bell

Galileo - Mark Croom

Sky Puppies - Maynard Pittendreigh

We owe much gratitude to those who have come before us in their laying the foundation upon which we build.  ​To misuse a quote by Sir Isaac Newton: "We are standing on the shoulders of giants."  Thank you all.

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Houston enters the Library Telescope Program!

Feb
22

Houston Astronomical Society won a Horkheimer/Library Telescope at last summer's ALCon and Society member Bram Weisman made the necessary modifications to get it "library ready." 

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Missing Sky Puppies

Feb
14

Our on-line database of Observing Program awardees is missing 13 entries for the Sky Puppy Observing Program.  We would like to get this fixed.  If you, your children, your grandchildren, or a member of your club has earned this certificate and they are not in the on-line database, please send an email to aaron@clevenson.org with the information so that we can add them in and give them the recognition that they deserve.  Thanks.  Aaron

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Thank You Mike!

Feb
12
The Astronomical League depends heavily on its team of volunteers, and is grateful for all their efforts. This past fall, Mike Benson, administrator of the Double Star Program, the Arp Peculiar Galaxy Program, and the Master Observer Program, decided to step down after many years of valuable service.
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Dr. Tim Brown to receive distinguished Watson Medal

Jan
28

Long time Longmont Astronomical Society (CO) member, Tim Brown, is to receive an award, the "James Craig Watson Medal for Astronomy, from the National Academy of Sciences on May 1st in Washington DC. The award recognizes Tim for “his visionary scientific and technical advancements that have been critical to the fields of helioseismologyasteroseismology, and the emerging field of spectroscopy of transiting exoplanets, and for his critical role in helping a new generation of scientists and facilities to succeed”.  For more info see the press release at the Las Cumbres Observatory website, http://lcogt.net/blog/dr-tim-brown-to-receive-distinguished-watson-medal/

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AstroCon 2017 Registration Now Open

Jan
15

You may now register for the Astrocon 2017 conference in Casper, Wyoming onAugust 16 through August 19, 2017. Visit the Astrocon 2017 webpage at https://astrocon2017.astroleague.org and click on the "Registration" tab at the top right of the page.

 

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