American Association of Variable Star Observers   Griffith Observatory
Astronomical League We are a Sustaining Member   W.M. Keck Observatory
International Dark Sky Association   Lowell Observatory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory   Mt. Palomar Observatory
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)   Mt. Stromlo Observatory
  Mt. Wilson Observatory
Planetary Society   McDonald Observatory
Space Telescope Science Institute The Hubble    
WOW Western Observers Webring site  
Space Place - For the kids   Astronomy Magazine
    Sky and Telescope Magazine
HELPFUL INFORMATION   China Lake Astronomical Society
Novice Adventures in Astronomy (pdf 215kb)   The Local Group in Santa Clarita Valley
Astrophotography Primer (pdf 862kb)   Ventura County Astronomical Society
Astronomy Essentials Summary (pdf 495kb)   Astronomyclubs - A list of astronomy clubs
  Tom Koonce This site has a wealth of information-If you're after anything about Astronomy, chances are you can find something useful here!
  Fred Ley
    Steve Trotta
Distant Suns Windows and Macintosh    
Starry Night Windows and Macintosh    
TUMOL: The Ultimate Messier Observer's Log  
Astronomical World Wide Web Resources   Chris Cook Astrophotography
Interactive Solar System   Astrophotography by George Greaney
Scope Reviews   Tony and Daphne Hallas Astrophotography
StarDate Online    
Eyepiece Power Calculator    
    The RASC's Finest N.G.C. Objects List
    Best objects in the New General Catalog
    The A.L. Herschel 400 list
    The A.L. Caldwell List
    SAA 100 Best Non-Messier Objects


Our next club meeting is on Friday Nov. 9th at 7p. We will be having Dr. Jeff Rich giving a presentationon on 'Merging Galaxies' and also a brief summary on the Carnegie Observatories.  Dr. Rich is the Outreach Coordinator at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena.

On Saturday Nov. 10th the AVAC will be giving a public star party at the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound in Rosamond.  Setup will begin at 3:30 pm with the first tour starting at 4:30pm.   Sunset is at 4:50 pm. The last tour will depart at 6:30 pm.  This event is in conjunction with the EFBC's 'After Hours Red Light Tour'.  Public attending will need to purchase a ticket to enter the EFBC, and the money goes into their fund, and not to the AVAC.  More info to follow.  Members needed with telescopes.

We have a Prime Desert Woodland Preserve Moon Walk on Saturday Nov. 17th at 5:30pm.  Free and open to the public.  Weather permitting. 

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