Announcements

  • Cancellation for Public Star Party in Kent GRNRA

    Event on 2018-01-20 posted 9 months ago

    This Public Star Party in Kent GRNRA (outreach event) scheduled for Jan 20, 2018, 06:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Reminder for Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2018-01-27 posted 9 months ago

    This is just a friendly reminder that there is a special Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for next Saturday, Jan 27, 2018, 05:30 PM. Please come out and join us!

    Topic: Lunar Astrophotography.  Robert Reeves will discuss his techniques for amazing lunar astrophotography.

    Robert has been exploring the moon since 1958 and took his first lunar photograph in 1959. In 1975 he acquired a Celestron 8 telescope, which he still uses today. Reeves also uses a Celestron 11 and a Sky-Watcher 180mm Maksutov for lunar photography from his Perspective Observatory located in central Texas.

    In 1984 Reeves began publishing articles about astrophotography in Astronomy magazine. Since then Robert has published over 250 magazine articles and 150 newspaper columns about astronomy. His articles have appeared in Sky and Telescope, Astronomy, Deep Sky, Deep Sky Journal, Amateur Astronomy, and The Astrograph. In 1994 Reeves published his first book, The Superpower Space Race, followed by The Conquest of Space, co-authored with Fritz Bronner. In 2000, Robert published Wide-Field Astrophotography, followed by Introduction to Digital Astrophotography in 2005 and Introduction to Webcam Astrophotography in 2006.

    Although Robert Reeves is an accomplished deep sky astrophotographer, his current passion is re-popularizing the moon within the amateur astronomy community. Robert has perfected image processing techniques that allow the amateur astronomer, using modest equipment, to exceed the quality of earth-based professional lunar photographs taken during the Apollo era. Reeves enjoys speaking to astronomy conventions and spreading his passion for the moon.

  • Cancellation for Paramount School Park Public Star Party

    Event on 2018-01-20 posted 9 months ago

    This Paramount School Park Public Star Party (outreach event) scheduled for Jan 20, 2018, 06:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Cancellation for Public Star Party at Covington

    Event on 2018-01-19 posted 9 months ago

    This Public Star Party at Covington (star party event) scheduled for Jan 19, 2018, 06:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Reminder for NO Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting

    Event on 2018-01-09 posted 9 months ago

    This is a friendly reminder that there is NO Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) tonight Jan 09, 2018, 07:00 PM.  This meeting has been post-poned to January 27th for a special guest speaker.