Our club president is the first contact point and planning coordinator for organizations requesting RAC to provide astronomy support for public outreach events, including schools, state and local parks, recreation departments, civic organizations, and others.
Coordinator for scouting activities, including scout group attendance at star parties, astronomy merit badge, and training Scout leaders in doing astronomy with youth. Club member James Bingham also serves as an event organizer and instructor for Cub Scouts.
Coordinator for astronomy programs for schools. David is a NASA Solar System Ambassador for the NASA public outreach program designed to work with motivated volunteers across the nation. These volunteers communicate the excitement of JPL’s space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities.
The coordinator is the first point of contact in assisting beginners in an introduction to astronomy. At meetings and at star parties, the club provides introductory instruction on the tools, resources, and techniques needed to get started in learning the sky. This includes books, star charts, optical aids, and how to find night sky objects.
Equipment Manager is responsible for storing, tracking, servicing, and maintaining RAC equipment. Equipment Manager also conducts training workshops to ensure borrowers are familiar with the operation of any loaner equipment before it’s checked out.
Editor of our club newsletter, the StarGazer. The club newsletter is a quarterly electronic publication featuring articles on member activities, club news, and astronomy photos. It also includes feature articles on topics of interest to amateur astronomers. Current and prior issues can be accessed from the Stargazer page.