MONTHLY MEETING: Monday, March 18th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom B, 3rd floor, Center on
Church, Downtown Roanoke. In response to requests from some of our newest club members,
our March meeting will be a back-to-basics night. Our featured speaker will be Ray
Bradley. He and Dan Chrisman are among our members most engaged in public outreach,
and developed an “Introduction to Amateur Astronomy” program for this purpose. Ray
will present the core of this program, with an emphasis on night sky basics, gearing
up for backyard astronomy, tips for observing sessions and ways to get involved.
Those new to amateur astronomy will be motivated to explore, while more seasoned
amateurs will be encouraged to connect with others less familiar with our hobby.
Along with Ray’s talk, we’ll have John Goss’ Deep-Sky Challenge and Lunar Questions
of the Day, Frank Baratta’s What’s Up sky review and our other regular monthly meeting
activities. See you on the 18th!
RVAS Page Banner : The Horsehead and Flame Nebula in Orion