Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 1 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Chiefland
    Register

    Exclusively for AAC members!

    AAC has organized a dark sky star party at one of the darkest skies on the east coast!

    Sunset is 8:27 pm.  Moonrise is at 3:32 am Sunday. 

    Arrive at least one hour before sunset for setup and to get familiar with the observing field before dark.

    Please review the Star Party etiquette for Chiefland.   http://shorturl.at/cgkMO

    You need to register to attend and receive directions to observing field.


     Event Alerts - Members please register to attend.  A "GO" or "NO GO" will be emailed to registrants by noon the day of the event.  Your need to be registered for me to send you updates


    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Alachua County Library- Newberry Branch

    ***EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED***



    Topic: New Telescope Mount Technology


    The last decade has seen significant changes in telescope mount technology. In this ATM, we will review some of the more significant changes that will affect buying decisions. We will cover how manufacturers are including features such as wireless mount control, harmonic drive gearing, computer integration, and the reduced need for equatorial mount counterweights(thus significantly reducing the overall weight of the mount).

    It is really important to understand these changes. Many astronomers spend a significant amount of money on the scope but then pair it with an undersized mount. The problems that ensue are often attributed incorrectly to the scope. New mount technology allows for a significant weight reduction of the mount while retaining a higher weight carrying capacity.

    At this ATM, we will have available several scope/mount combinations to demonstrate this new technology.


    Harmonic drive gearing(below) is changing how mounts are engineered. Learn how and why at this ATM!







    • 18 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kika Silva Pla Planetarium & Zoom
    Register


    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:15 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:15 - 7:30 Members Corner: Observing Variable Stars by Andy Howell

    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshment break

    7:45 - Public Presentation

    Speaker: James Albury

    Planetarium Director and host of the YouTube Series "The Sky Above Us"




    Topic: Super Massive Black Holes: Uncovering the Invisible

    Leading scientists in observational and theoretical studies of black holes and galaxies, industrial experts in cutting-edge big technologies, and professionals in science dissemination have been brought together to set up research projects which will combine the latest state-of-the-art observations, numerical simulations and innovative analytic tools to compare theory with observation, and shed light on the physics of black hole formation in the context of galaxy evolution. This planetarium show presents the environments of the black holes in an impressive and understandable way to the audience.

    Join James Albury, host of the YouTube astronomy program "The Sky Above Us" (TheSkyAboveUs.org), and 2011-2019 co-host of the PBS TV Show "Star Gazers", as he takes you on a personally guided tour of our night sky, using our GOTO Chronos Space Simulator. Florida Skies is our weekly star show that familiarizes you with some of the popular constellations visible from sunset to sunrise, as well as the stories behind them. We'll also show you how and where in the sky you can find the brightest planets.


    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom- Register to get link
    Register

    The Far Out Journal Club Premieres on June 27 at 7pm Featuring Award Winning Novelist Joe Haldeman


    From the outer limits of the Milky Way, the Alachua Astronomy Club has started the Far Out Journal Club. Produced by Rich Russin and hosted by past president Terry Smiljanich, the goal is to have a personal, in-depth visit with the authors, artists, musicians, and other cultural icons who bring us the vast world of cultural science and science fiction.

    The general format is designed to be convenient and accessible. Each episode will be announced in advance. All sessions will be by Zoom. You must register to get the Zoom link.

    When- June 27

    Time-  7:00pm

    Where- your place via Zoom

    Our first episode will feature our fellow club member and science fiction author extraordinaire, Joe Haldeman.




    Named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Joe Haldeman has earned steady awards over his 55-year career. His novels THE FOREVER WAR and FOREVER PEACE both made clean sweeps of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and he has won three more Hugos and three more Nebulas for other novels and shorter works.  Three times he’s won the Rhysling Award for best SF poem of the year. He won the World Fantasy Award for short story in 1993 for “Graves.” In 2012 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

    His latest novels are a  trilogy, MARSBOUND, STARBOUND and EARTHBOUND, and a stand-alone WORK DONE FOR HIRE.  The graphic novels of THE FOREVER WAR and FOREVER PEACE are out from Titan. Joe was a combat soldier in Vietnam, which strongly influences some of his work.

    When Joe’s not writing or teaching – he’s retired from M.I.T., where he taught every fall semester for 30 years, he paints, bicycles, plays the guitar, and spends as much time as he can out under the stars as an amateur astronomer.  He’s been married to Mary Gay Potter Haldeman for 58 years.  


    For those of you who would like to explore his writing, we recommend (early to most recent):

    The Forever War and Forever Peace

    Marsbound, Starbound, and Earthbound

    Camouflage (which features an opening scene set in a globular cluster)


        



    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Chiefland
    Register

    Exclusively for AAC members!

    AAC has organized a dark sky star party at one of the darkest skies on the east coast!

    Sunset is 8:35 pm.  Moonrise is at 2:42 am Sunday. 

    Arrive at least one hour before sunset for setup and to get familiar with the observing field before dark.

    Please review the Star Party etiquette for Chiefland.   http://shorturl.at/cgkMO

    You need to register to attend and receive directions to observing field.


     Event Alerts - Members please register to attend.  A "GO" or "NO GO" will be emailed to registrants by noon the day of the event.  Your need to be registered for me to send you updates


    • 9 Jul 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kika Silva Pla Planetarium & Zoom
    Register

    Our speaker will be attending in person, please try to attend in person too!

    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:15 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:15 - 7:30 Short topic presentation by a club member

    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshment break

    7:45 - Public Presentation


    Speaker:


    Jerry Cheney, PhD, OD


    Alachua Astronomy Club



    Topic: How to Build a Home Observatory


    Abstract: 

    A home observatory offers the amateur astronomer more and better opportunities to observe the night sky. Instead of spending hours setting up and breaking down equipment on a nightly basis, you can begin observations after only a few minutes of setup.  Larger mounts and telescopes that are prohibitive to bring out and put away nightly can be accommodated easily in a well built observatory.  Using my observatory build as an example, I will discuss many of the issues you need to consider in building an observatory.  Your observatory build will differ based on your observing goals and equipment, your building skills, your location, and your budget.

    About the Speaker:

    Jerry Cheney grew up in southeast Texas.  He earned his BS in Biology from Lamar University in 1976 and went on to earn his PhD in Biological Oceanography from the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography in 1981.  He then accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he met and married his lovely wife, Marianne.  They have two sons, Michael, an industrial engineer in Tampa, and Chris, currently in his final year of Pharmacy School at UF.

    Dr. Cheney taught oceanography at the college level and continued his studies of the distribution of zooplankton in the North Atlantic, but after ten years he decided to change careers to become an optometrist.  He graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 1994.  The family moved to Florida in 1997 and eventually settled in Ocala, where Dr. Cheney practiced for fifteen years.   He had the good fortune to be able to retire in 2014.

    Dr. Cheney always had an interest in astronomy, and being a scientist by general nature and training, he has taken up astronomy as hobby in retirement   He joined the Alachua Astronomy Club in 2015 and has served in the club’s administration for many years, including as president from 2017 to 2019.  He teaches science courses, including astronomy, through Senior Learners in Ocala.

    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kika Silva Pla Planetarium & Zoom
    Register


    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:15 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:15 - 7:30 Short topic presentation by a club member

    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshment break

    7:45 - Public Presentation



    Speaker:  Dr. Daniel Britt, Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida.

    Title: Meteorites

    Abstract:  TBD

    About the Speaker:

    Dr. Daniel Britt is a Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at the Department of Physics, University of Central Florida. He was educated at the University of Washington and Brown University, receiving a Ph.D. from Brown in 1991. He has had a varied career including service in the US Air Force as an ICBM missile launch officer and an economist for Boeing before going into planetary sciences. He has served on the science teams of two NASA missions, Mars Pathfinder and Deep Space 1. He was the project manager for the camera on Mars Pathfinder and has built hardware for all the NASA Mars landers. He currently does research on the physical properties and mineralogy of asteroids, comets, the Moon, and Mars under several NASA grants and is the director of the Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS), a node of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). He has served as the Chair of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society and the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America. Honors include 6 NASA Achievement Awards, election as a Fellow of the Meteoritical Society, and an asteroid named after him; 4395 DanBritt. 

    Research Interests:

    • The physical properties of asteroids and meteorites
    • The strength of asteroidal materials
    • Asteroid surface properties and surface evolution
    • Experimental and computational investigation of space weathering processes
    • Development of simulants for asteroidal materials
    • Experimental investigations of thermal degradation of asteroidal materials
    • Effects of space weathering on volatile-rich asteroids.
    • 8 Oct 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kika Silva Pla Planetarium & Zoom
    Register


    Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:15 General Meeting & Announcements
    7:15 - 7:30 Short topic presentation by a club member

    7:30 - 7:45 Refreshment break

    7:45 - Public Presentation




    Speaker:  Dr. Hal McAlister

    Title: Astronomical Interferometry at Mount Wilson

    Abstract:  TBD

    About the Speaker:

    Hal received a B.A. in physics in 1971 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, then his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy in 1974 and 1975 from the University of Virginia. In 1977 Hal joined the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy as an assistant professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Promotions to associate professor, full professor and designation as a Regents Professor came in 1982, 1987, and 1998. He retired from his faculty position as Regents Professor Emeritus in 2011.  At Georgia State University he founded the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) in 1983 and served as its director until he retired in 2015. He led the team that turned a dream for an astronomical interferometer into the reality of the CHARA Array, currently producing the world's highest resolution images of the surfaces and close environs of stars. During 2002–2014 he also served pro-bono as CEO of the Mount Wilson Institute and Director of Mount Wilson Observatory, the site of the CHARA Array. He has authored or co-authored some 450 scientific papers in the areas of binary star speckle interferometry and long-baseline optical/near-infrared interferometry.

    Awards:

    UTC honored Hal as its commencement speaker in 2001 and as its Distinguished Alumnus for 2008. GSU designated him as its Alumni Distinguished Professor for 1996, its Doctoral Hooding Ceremony speaker for 2010, and as a Centennial Speaker for 2013. Hal's other awards include the 2007 Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the Michelson Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Lowell Observatory and the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur in 2017. Hal and Susan McAlister were jointly awarded the Double Star Award of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society in 2009 and the Clifford W. Holmes Award of the RTMC Astronomy Expo in 2010 for their efforts on behalf of Mount Wilson during the 2009 Station Fire. ​Citing his "pioneering work in high angular resolution astronomy including the discovery of thousands of visual binary stars; for founding the GSU Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy; and for a decade of leadership of the historic Mount Wilson Observatory," Hal was designated as a Fellow of the American Astronomical Society in January 2022.

    Research Interests:

    Hal had a two-year postdoctoral research associateship at the Kitt Peak National Observatory during which he became deeply involved in optimizing the then very new technique of speckle interferometry for high angular resolution studies of binary star systems. That method is now the predominant means for measuring orbital motions of resolved binary star systems.

Past events

14 May 2024 AAC Monthly Meeting
11 May 2024 May 2024 ATM Meeting
1 May 2024 AAC Board meeting
27 Apr 2024 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
26 Apr 2024 Extra Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
16 Apr 2024 AAC Monthly Meeting
8 Apr 2024 Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing
16 Mar 2024 Chiefland Star Party
12 Mar 2024 AAC Monthly Meeting
7 Mar 2024 March 2024 ATM Meeting
2 Mar 2024 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
1 Mar 2024 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
24 Feb 2024 Stargazing Outreach at Paynes Prairie
13 Feb 2024 AAC Monthly Meeting
3 Feb 2024 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
20 Jan 2024 Stargazing Outreach at Paynes Prairie
13 Jan 2024 AAC Yard Sale and Swap Meet
9 Jan 2024 AAC Monthly Meeting via ZOOM ONLY - NO DINNER
6 Jan 2024 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
16 Dec 2023 Stargazing Outreach at Paynes Prairie
2 Dec 2023 Holiday Party (REGISTRATION REQUESTED)
1 Dec 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
14 Nov 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
4 Nov 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
1 Nov 2023 AAC Board meeting
21 Oct 2023 International Observe the Moon Night 2023
20 Oct 2023 Silver Springs State Park International Observe the Moon Outreach
14 Oct 2023 Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing
10 Oct 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
7 Oct 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
16 Sep 2023 September ATM Meeting
12 Sep 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
9 Sep 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
5 Sep 2023 AAC Board meeting
19 Aug 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
12 Aug 2023 August ATM Meeting
8 Aug 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
15 Jul 2023 July ATM Meeting
11 Jul 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
8 Jul 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
24 Jun 2023 June ATM Meeting
13 Jun 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
10 Jun 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
20 May 2023 Last Minuted Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
13 May 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
9 May 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
22 Apr 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Picnic, Swap Meet, & Star Party
15 Apr 2023 International Dark-Sky Week
11 Apr 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
25 Mar 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
14 Mar 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
4 Mar 2023 March ATM Meeting - Cancelled Due to Weather
25 Feb 2023 Stargazing Outreach at Paynes Prairie
21 Feb 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
11 Feb 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
4 Feb 2023 Inaugural ATM Meeting-Important Date Change
28 Jan 2023 Stargazing Outreach at Paynes Prairie
14 Jan 2023 Chiefland Dark Sky Star Party
10 Jan 2023 AAC Monthly Meeting
17 Dec 2022 Stargazing Outreach at Paynes Prairie
10 Dec 2022 Holiday Party (REGISTRATION REQUESTED)
19 Nov 2022 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
8 Nov 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
22 Oct 2022 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
11 Oct 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
1 Oct 2022 International Observe the Moon Night 2022
24 Sep 2022 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
13 Sep 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
27 Aug 2022 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
20 Aug 2022 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
9 Aug 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
23 Jul 2022 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
12 Jul 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
25 Jun 2022 NO GO for tonight Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
14 Jun 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
4 Jun 2022 Silver Springs State Park Silver Star Party Outreach
21 May 2022 NO GO Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
10 May 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
23 Apr 2022 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
12 Apr 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
9 Apr 2022 Inventory Reduction Auction and Swap Meet
26 Mar 2022 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
26 Mar 2022 Inventory Reduction Auction and Swap Meet
8 Mar 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
26 Feb 2022 Stargazing Outreach at Paynes Prairie
15 Feb 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
5 Feb 2022 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
29 Jan 2022 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
11 Jan 2022 AAC Monthly Meeting
8 Jan 2022 Observing the Moon Outreach at Paynes Prairie
4 Dec 2021 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
9 Nov 2021 AAC Public Meeting- November 2021
23 Oct 2021 October Virtual Online Star Party
12 Oct 2021 AAC Monthly Meeting - October 2021
18 Sep 2021 September Virtual Online Star Party
14 Sep 2021 AAC Monthly Meeting- September 2021
21 Aug 2021 August Virtual Online Star Party
10 Aug 2021 AAC Public Meeting via Zoom
24 Jul 2021 July Virtual Online Star Party
13 Jul 2021 AAC Monthly Meeting- July 2021
19 Jun 2021 June Virtual Online Star Party
8 Jun 2021 AAC Monthly Meeting- June 2021
22 May 2021 May Virtual Online Star Party
11 May 2021 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College (Zoom)
13 Apr 2021 AAC Monthly Meeting - April 2021
27 Mar 2021 March Virtual "What's Up" Star Party w/Special Guest Speaker
9 Mar 2021 AAC Monthly Meeting- March 2021
27 Feb 2021 February Online Star Party
9 Feb 2021 AAC Public Meeting from Santa Fe College
30 Jan 2021 January Online Star Party
12 Jan 2021 Online AAC Monthly Meeting- January 2021
5 Dec 2020 2020 Virtual Holiday Party
21 Nov 2020 November Online Spectroscopy Star Party
10 Nov 2020 AAC Public Meeting via Zoom
6 Nov 2020 CANCELED: Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
27 Oct 2020 AAC Board meeting
13 Oct 2020 AAC Public Meeting @ Zoom
10 Oct 2020 October Online Star Party
12 Sep 2020 CANCELED: Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
8 Sep 2020 AAC Public Meeting @ ZOOM
29 Aug 2020 August Online Star Party
15 Aug 2020 CANCELED: Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
11 Aug 2020 UPDATED: AAC Public Meeting @ ZOOM
4 Aug 2020 AAC Board meeting
18 Jul 2020 July Online Star Party
14 Jul 2020 Online AAC Public Meeting by Zoom
20 Jun 2020 Online Star Party / Public Outreach
9 Jun 2020 Online AAC public meeting by Zoom
23 May 2020 Online Star Party / Public Outreach
12 May 2020 Online AAC Public Meeting by Zoom
5 May 2020 AAC Board meeting
2 May 2020 CANCELLED. Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
25 Apr 2020 CANCELLED. Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
18 Apr 2020 CANCELLED. Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
14 Apr 2020 Online AAC meeting with featured speaker Dr. Howard Eskildsen!
28 Mar 2020 CANCELLED! Silver Springs State Park Silver Star Party Outreach
21 Mar 2020 CANCELLED! Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
14 Mar 2020 CANCELLED! Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
13 Mar 2020 CANCELLED! Camp Kids in the Woods
10 Mar 2020 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
29 Feb 2020 Star Gazing Outreach at Paynes Prairie
22 Feb 2020 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
19 Feb 2020 Women in Astronomy, Yesterday and Today
15 Feb 2020 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
11 Feb 2020 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
4 Feb 2020 AAC Board meeting
1 Feb 2020 Silver Springs State Park Silver Star Party Outreach
25 Jan 2020 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
18 Jan 2020 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 Jan 2020 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
28 Dec 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 Dec 2019 Star Gazing Outreach at Paynes Prairie
7 Dec 2019 Holiday Party (REGISTRATION REQUESTED)
30 Nov 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
12 Nov 2019 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
11 Nov 2019 Transit of Mercury @ Santa Fe College
8 Nov 2019 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
2 Nov 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
2 Nov 2019 Equipment Sale & Swap Meet
26 Oct 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
26 Oct 2019 NO-GO (RAIN) Equipment Sale & Swap Meet
8 Oct 2019 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
5 Oct 2019 International Observe the Moon Night 2019
28 Sep 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
10 Sep 2019 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
31 Aug 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
13 Aug 2019 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
27 Jul 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
9 Jul 2019 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
29 Jun 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
11 Jun 2019 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
1 Jun 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 May 2019 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
4 May 2019 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
28 Apr 2019 Public Talk: The Gravitational Wave Astronomical Revolution
27 Apr 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
9 Apr 2019 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
6 Apr 2019 Event is "GO" - Star Party at Hickory Ranch in Paynes Prairie
12 Mar 2019 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
9 Mar 2019 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
2 Mar 2019 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
12 Feb 2019 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
2 Feb 2019 Star Party at Hickory Ranch in Paynes Prairie
26 Jan 2019 NO GO Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
8 Jan 2019 Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
5 Jan 2019 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
8 Dec 2018 Star Party at the Cheney/Marcoux Residence
1 Dec 2018 Holiday Party (REGISTRATION REQUESTED)
16 Nov 2018 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
13 Nov 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
10 Nov 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
6 Nov 2018 AAC Board meeting
20 Oct 2018 International Observe the Moon Night 2018
13 Oct 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
9 Oct 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
11 Sep 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
8 Sep 2018 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
1 Sep 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 Aug 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
11 Aug 2018 NO GO Star Party at Dudley Farm
7 Aug 2018 AAC Board meeting
4 Aug 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
3 Aug 2018 Mars observing at the UF Campus Teaching Observatory
10 Jul 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
7 Jul 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
16 Jun 2018 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
12 Jun 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
9 Jun 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
12 May 2018 NO-GO Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
8 May 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
5 May 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
1 May 2018 AAC Board meeting
28 Apr 2018 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
21 Apr 2018 NO-GO Lyrid Meteor Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
20 Apr 2018 Camp Kids in the Woods
14 Apr 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
13 Apr 2018 Hand Camp Star Gaze at Camp Crystal
10 Apr 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
6 Apr 2018 Star Party at Hickory Ranch in Paynes Prairie
24 Mar 2018 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
17 Mar 2018 Star Party at Hickory Ranch in Paynes Prairie
13 Mar 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
10 Mar 2018 StarGaze @ Paynes Prairie
17 Feb 2018 GO: Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
13 Feb 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
10 Feb 2018 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
6 Feb 2018 AAC Board meeting
20 Jan 2018 StarGaze @ Paynes Prairie
13 Jan 2018 Star Party at Hickory Ranch in Paynes Prairie
9 Jan 2018 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
16 Dec 2017 Star Party at the Cheney/Marcoux Residence
9 Dec 2017 Holiday Party (REGISTRATION REQUESTED)
29 Nov 2017 NASA Speaker at Newberry Public Library
18 Nov 2017 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
14 Nov 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
11 Nov 2017 Event is GO - Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
27 Oct 2017 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
26 Oct 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
12 Oct 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
10 Oct 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
5 Oct 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
23 Sep 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
12 Sep 2017 CANCELED AAC Public Meeting CANCELED
21 Aug 2017 Pop-Up Solar Eclipse Event
21 Aug 2017 Solar Eclipse Day at Santa Fe College and University of Florida
19 Aug 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
8 Aug 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
22 Jul 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
11 Jul 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
7 Jul 2017 Creative B movie "Things to Come (1939)
24 Jun 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
13 Jun 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
27 May 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
20 May 2017 NO GO - Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
9 May 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
6 May 2017 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
28 Apr 2017 Camp Kids in the Woods
22 Apr 2017 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
15 Apr 2017 UF Astro Outreach at Ichetucknee Springs State Park
13 Apr 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
11 Apr 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
7 Apr 2017 O2B Kids
6 Apr 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
16 Mar 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
14 Mar 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
7 Mar 2017 AAC Board meeting
2 Mar 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
25 Feb 2017 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
23 Feb 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
16 Feb 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
14 Feb 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
9 Feb 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
4 Feb 2017 Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie
2 Feb 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
21 Jan 2017 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Party
12 Jan 2017 UF Astronomy Colloquium
10 Jan 2017 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
1 Jan 2017 Last Day of Chanukah
25 Dec 2016 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
24 Dec 2016 Christmas Eve
21 Dec 2016 December Solstice
3 Dec 2016 Holiday Party (REGISTRATION REQUESTED)
1 Dec 2016 UF Astronomy Colloquium
24 Nov 2016 Thanksgiving Day
19 Nov 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
17 Nov 2016 UF Astronomy Colloquium
11 Nov 2016 Veterans Day
10 Nov 2016 (DATE CHANGE!) AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
10 Nov 2016 UF Astronomy Colloquium
6 Nov 2016 Daylight Saving Time ends
4 Nov 2016 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
3 Nov 2016 UF Astronomy Colloquium
29 Oct 2016 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
27 Oct 2016 UF Astronomy Colloquium
23 Oct 2016 Last Day of Sukkot
20 Oct 2016 Astronomy Colloquium
13 Oct 2016 Astronomy Colloquium
12 Oct 2016 Yom Kippur
11 Oct 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
10 Oct 2016 Columbus Day
8 Oct 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
6 Oct 2016 UF Astronomy Colloquium
3 Oct 2016 Rosh Hashana
24 Sep 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
22 Sep 2016 September Equinox
20 Sep 2016 UF Astronomy Public Talk
13 Sep 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
5 Sep 2016 Labor Day
1 Sep 2016 UF Astronomy Colloquium
9 Aug 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
6 Aug 2016 (CANCELLED) Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
6 Aug 2016 Girl Scout Leader Rally
29 Jul 2016 Occultation of Aldebaran by Waning Crescent Moon
28 Jul 2016 Join Slooh for the Annual Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower
12 Jul 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
4 Jul 2016 Independence Day (observed)
2 Jul 2016 WEATHER CANCELLED Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
21 Jun 2016 CANCELLED - ATM Meeting
20 Jun 2016 June Solstice
14 Jun 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
10 Jun 2016 Youth Event (Newberry Area)
4 Jun 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
30 May 2016 Memorial Day
14 May 2016 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
10 May 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
9 May 2016 Transit of Mercury @ Santa Fe College
7 May 2016 Star Party @ Rosemary Hill Observatory
30 Apr 2016 Last Day of Passover
29 Apr 2016 School Star Party (Alachua County) - Rain Date
23 Apr 2016 Passover (first day)
21 Apr 2016 UF Astronomy Colloquium
15 Apr 2016 School Star Party (Alachua County) - Postponed
12 Apr 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
9 Apr 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
30 Mar 2016 Great All-American AAC Refractor Shootout!
28 Mar 2016 Easter Monday
27 Mar 2016 Easter Sunday
25 Mar 2016 Good Friday
20 Mar 2016 March Equinox
16 Mar 2016 (CANCELED) CSC After-School Activity
13 Mar 2016 Daylight Savings Time starts
12 Mar 2016 WX CANCELED Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie
8 Mar 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
5 Mar 2016 GO - Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
1 Mar 2016 School Star Party (Levy County)
27 Feb 2016 St. Madeleine Parish (High Springs)
17 Feb 2016 School Star Party (Alachua County)
15 Feb 2016 Presidents Day (Washingtons Birthday)
13 Feb 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
9 Feb 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
6 Feb 2016 WX CANCELLED - Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie
19 Jan 2016 CSC After-School Activity
18 Jan 2016 Martin Luther King Day
16 Jan 2016 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 Jan 2016 CANCELED - School Star Party (Alachua County)
12 Jan 2016 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
11 Jan 2016 UF Astronomy Colloquium
9 Jan 2016 CANCELLED - Star Party at the Kellys-Trenton, FL
1 Jan 2016 New Years Day
24 Dec 2015 Christmas Eve
22 Dec 2015 December Solstice
15 Dec 2015 School Star Party (Alachua County)
14 Dec 2015 Last Day of Chanukah
12 Dec 2015 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
7 Dec 2015 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
5 Dec 2015 Holiday Party (REGISTRATION REQUESTED)
3 Dec 2015 UF Astronomy Colloquium
26 Nov 2015 Thanksgiving Day
19 Nov 2015 UF Astronomy Colloquium
18 Nov 2015 CSC After-School Activity
14 Nov 2015 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
13 Nov 2015 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
12 Nov 2015 UF Astronomy Colloquium
11 Nov 2015 Veterans Day
10 Nov 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
7 Nov 2015 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
5 Nov 2015 UF Astronomy Colloquium
1 Nov 2015 Daylight Saving Time ends
29 Oct 2015 CANCELED - UF Astronomy Colloquium
22 Oct 2015 CSC After-School Activity
22 Oct 2015 UF Astronomy Colloquium
20 Oct 2015 School Star Party (Alachua County)
17 Oct 2015 Big Shoals State Park - is a "GO"
13 Oct 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
12 Oct 2015 Columbus Day
4 Oct 2015 Last Day of Sukkot
27 Sep 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse Moon Party
23 Sep 2015 Yom Kippur
23 Sep 2015 September Equinox
19 Sep 2015 International Observe the Moon Night
15 Sep 2015 CSC After-School Activity
14 Sep 2015 Rosh Hashana
12 Sep 2015 Stargate Observatory Star Party and Pot Luck Dinner
8 Sep 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
7 Sep 2015 Labor Day
15 Aug 2015 (CANCELED) Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
11 Aug 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
18 Jul 2015 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 Jul 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
4 Jul 2015 Independence Day
3 Jul 2015 Independence Day (observed)
21 Jun 2015 June Solstice
13 Jun 2015 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
9 Jun 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
25 May 2015 Memorial Day
23 May 2015 Newberry Star Park Garage Sale
16 May 2015 Star Party / Public Outreach @ Newberry Star Park
14 May 2015 School Star Party (Alachua County)
12 May 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
2 May 2015 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
1 May 2015 Youth Outreach Program (Alachua County)
25 Apr 2015 Community Outreach Star Party (High Springs)
24 Apr 2015 Youth Outreach (Alachua County)
18 Apr 2015 WX CANCELED Star Party @ NSP
14 Apr 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
11 Apr 2015 Energy Whiz Expo
11 Apr 2015 Last Day of Passover
6 Apr 2015 Easter Monday
5 Apr 2015 Easter Sunday
4 Apr 2015 Passover (first day)
3 Apr 2015 Good Friday
2 Apr 2015 School Star Party (Levy County School)
21 Mar 2015 Big Shoals State Park
20 Mar 2015 March Equinox
10 Mar 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
23 Feb 2015 School Star Party -- Cancelled
21 Feb 2015 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
16 Feb 2015 Presidents Day (Washingtons Birthday)
10 Feb 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History
7 Feb 2015 Solar Program at the Cade
5 Feb 2015 School Star Party (Alachua County)
27 Jan 2015 School Star Party (Alachua County)
24 Jan 2015 Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie
19 Jan 2015 Martin Luther King Day
17 Jan 2015 Star Party at the Kellys-Trenton, FL
13 Jan 2015 AAC Public Meeting @ Santa Fe College
1 Jan 2015 New Years Day
25 Dec 2014 Christmas Day
24 Dec 2014 Last Day of Chanukah
24 Dec 2014 Christmas Eve
21 Dec 2014 December Solstice
17 Dec 2014 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
9 Dec 2014 School Star Party (Alachua County)
6 Dec 2014 Holiday Party (RSVP)
3 Dec 2014 After-School Event
27 Nov 2014 Thanksgiving Day
14 Nov 2014 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
11 Nov 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
11 Nov 2014 Veterans Day
2 Nov 2014 Daylight Savings Time ends
25 Oct 2014 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
15 Oct 2014 Last Day of Sukkot
14 Oct 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
13 Oct 2014 Columbus Day
4 Oct 2014 Yom Kippur
27 Sep 2014 Star Party at Hickory Ranch in Paynes Prairie
26 Sep 2014 Outreach Youth Group Star Party (Alachua County)
25 Sep 2014 Rosh Hashana
23 Sep 2014 September Equinox
9 Sep 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
6 Sep 2014 International Observe the Moon Night
1 Sep 2014 Labor Day
23 Aug 2014 Star Party at the Kelly's
12 Aug 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
26 Jul 2014 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
8 Jul 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
4 Jul 2014 Independence Day
28 Jun 2014 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
21 Jun 2014 June Solstice
13 Jun 2014 Millhopper Library Fun Friday
10 Jun 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
31 May 2014 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
26 May 2014 Memorial Day
13 May 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
10 May 2014 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
8 May 2014 School Star Party (Alachua County - 025)
3 May 2014 KidFest
26 Apr 2014 Stargate Observatory Star Party Live Oak, FL
25 Apr 2014 School Star Party (Alachua County School)
22 Apr 2014 Last Day of Passover
21 Apr 2014 Easter Monday
20 Apr 2014 Easter Sunday
18 Apr 2014 Good Friday
15 Apr 2014 Passover (first day)
8 Apr 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
3 Apr 2014 School Star Party (Levy County - 208)
29 Mar 2014 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
20 Mar 2014 March Equinox
11 Mar 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
9 Mar 2014 Daylight Savings Time starts
6 Mar 2014 School Star Party (Levy County - 208)
27 Feb 2014 School Star Party (Alachua County - 013)
17 Feb 2014 Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday)
11 Feb 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
1 Feb 2014 Star Gazing at Paynes Prairie
23 Jan 2014 School Star Party (Alachua County - 021)
20 Jan 2014 Martin Luther King Day
14 Jan 2014 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
10 Jan 2014 O2B Kids
4 Jan 2014 Star Party at the McLain's Moonstruck Observatory
1 Jan 2014 New Year's Day
7 Dec 2013 Holiday Party
5 Dec 2013 Glen Springs Elementary School Star Party
27 Nov 2013 Gainesville Country Club Outreach
21 Nov 2013 Glen Springs Elementary School
15 Nov 2013 Starry Night at Florida Museum of Natural History
12 Nov 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
2 Nov 2013 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
12 Oct 2013 International Observe the Moon Night
10 Oct 2013 Hidden Oak Elementary School
8 Oct 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
5 Oct 2013 Stargate Observatory Star Party in Live Oak, FL
10 Sep 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
7 Sep 2013 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
13 Aug 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
10 Aug 2013 Cowboys and the Cosmos
10 Aug 2013 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
16 Jul 2013 ATM Meeting
9 Jul 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
6 Jul 2013 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
11 Jun 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
8 Jun 2013 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
21 May 2013 ATM Meeting
18 May 2013 Kanapaha Moonlight Walk
16 May 2013 Glen Springs Elementary School Outreach
14 May 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
11 May 2013 Star Party @ Newberry Star Park
9 May 2013 ATM Meeting
16 Apr 2013 ATM Meeting
13 Apr 2013 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
9 Apr 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
6 Apr 2013 Hickory Ranch Star Party
5 Apr 2013 AstroPOL (Astronomy Public Outreach Lecture)
3 Apr 2013 Public lecture by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
16 Mar 2013 Boy Scouts Merit Badge
12 Mar 2013 Alachua Astronomy Club Public Meeting
9 Mar 2013 Rosemary Hill Observatory Star Party
28 Feb 2013 Norton Elementary Star Party
22 Feb 2013 Moon Over Melrose
21 Feb 2013 Williston Elementary Star Party
16 Feb 2013 Star Party at NSP
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