Star Party at Stratford Hall October 8 – CANCELLED

Owing to the predicted effects of Hurricane Matthew, the Stratord Hall Star Party is CANCELLED. There will be Stratford Hall star party on May 6-7, 2017.

Come join RAClub at Stratford Hall for a twilight and nighttime star gazing opportunity on the Oval at Stratford Hall. Beginning at about 6:00 p.m. on the Oval in front of the Great House, we will offer informal discussion on telescopes and the basics of astronomy. Observations, and as darkness descends, star and planet gazing will follow. For directions and more details, go here.


Sky Party at Pratt Park September 10 – Join Us!

Sept 10–Join RAClub at Pratt Park TONIGHT to explore the night sky with telescopes, binoculars, and the naked eye. The Moon, Venus, Mars, and Saturn should be visible. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. As always, the event is weather permitting. Please check DON’T MISS at the top of this page on the day of the event to learn whether the weather will cooperate. For directions and more details, go here.

Check out the new Newsletter!

The July 2016 StarGazer Newsletter is now available!

This issue includes articles on the newly discovered gravity waves, solar x-rays, book and magazine reviews, and a report from the hinterland of Arizona from our erstwhile President Ron Henke who deserted us for the desert.

August: Annual club picnic

Our August 2016 calendar looks sparse because we have our annual club picnic instead of a public club meeting and a public star party.  The club buys the food, so this event is for members.  Members will see details on our email list.

June 15 Presentation–Astrophotography Without the Telescope?

June 11–Please come out on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, for our monthly club meeting. This month’s talk will be given by Tom Watson. The subject will be “Astrophotography without the telescope: A look at photography using camera and lens.” Tom will discuss lenses, shooting techniques, and post-processing techniques for basic starscape photography! Plenty of photo examples and equipment will be shown.