Amateur Astronomers: Get Ready for Brand New Space Science Badges for Girl Scouts! The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), as part of a team led by the SETI Institute that includes Girl Scouts of Northern California, Girl Scouts of the USA, University of Arizona, and Aries Scientific at Goddard Space Flight Center, are creating […]
Breaking News! It’s time for season ten of the award winning 365 Days Of Astronomy podcast to start. With a new year comes a new theme. As we leave behind Totality 2017, we will embrace Amateur Astronomer contributions and the importance of citizen science with 2018, the Year of Everyday Astronomers.
Courtesy of Rodger C. Fry, SLAS Sec/Treasurer and SPOC Observatory Director, Salt Lake Astronomical Society The World’s Largest Amateur Telescope, the Mike Clements 1.8 Meter (70 inch) telescope, has a new home in Utah at the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex (SPOC) the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s Observatory. Last November 2016 the last of the private […]
Astronomers are a determined bunch—especially the amateurs. In pursuit of dark, starry skies–and possibly the best view ever of the Whirlpool Galaxy–they drive for miles to escape city lights. They endure cold, hunger, and the occasional wild animal as they try to bag another deep sky object. Fervently hoping and praying that the clouds or […]