Telescope Messier Club (Rules)
Name

Date
Started

Date Of Certificate
(70)
Original Certificate # Date of Messier Pin
Tom Koonce 4/18/1995 3/5/2001 1826 4/13/2002
Matthew Leone 8/26/2000 3/5/2001 1827 8/19/2001
Matthew Leone, Jr. 8/26/2000 3/5/2001 1828 6/21/2002
Terry Pedroza 4/29/2000 3/5/2001 1829 4/13/2002
Brian Peterson 7/26/2001 9/1/2001 1889 1/16/2003
Steve Trotta 4/29/2000 9/1/2001 1890 6/21/2002
Bill Ellison 8/26/2000 9/1/2001 1891 9/1/2001
Dave Allen 8/26/2000 9/1/2001 1892 9/1/2001
Mindy Peterson 7/26/2001 12/16/2001 1916 1/16/2003
Samuel Prestel 3/16/2002 11/25/2002 1992 11/25/2002
Michael Leone
8/9/2002
11/25/2002
1993 4/15/2004
Suzanne Leone 8/9/2002
1/16/2003
2035 7/13/2005
Sara Prestel 6/15/2002 10/6/2003 2044 10/6/2003

 

Binocular Messier Club (Rules)
Name

Date
Started

Date Of Certificate
Certificate #
Tom Koonce   6/30/2003 567

 

Planetary Observers Club (Rules)
Name

Date
Started

Date Of Certificate
Certificate #
Doug Drake   9/4/2002 17

 

Lunar Club (Rules)
Name

Date
Started

Date Of Certificate
Certificate #
Tom Koonce   9/15/2006 519

Announcements

 

On Friday February 9th at 7pm, we will have Rahul I. Patel, Ph.D. to give us a presentation.  Dr. Patel is a postdoctoral researcher in astrophysics at Caltech/IPAC.  He works on identifying solar systems that might harbor planets by searching for and characterizing the dust around other stars. Dr. Patel will take us on a quick tour through the history of exoplanet discoveries, detection techniques, what we can learn from the current discoveries, and what the astrophysics community has planned for the next decade.

On Saturday February 10th at 6pm we have a Prime Desert Moon Walk at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in Lancaster.  Weather permitting.  Free and open to the public.  Telescope viewing before and after the walk. 

 

Upcoming Events

SAGE 20th Anniversary
Friday, Mar 9, 2018, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
AVAC Club Meeting
Friday, Mar 9, 2018, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Prime Desert Woodland Moon Walk
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018, 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Dark Sky Star Party
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018, 3:00PM - 8:00AM - Sunday, Mar 18, 2018