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Dust off your telescope and come out for an astronomically fun Friday night. This is a casual amateur astronomy meetup started up by Rachel Peterson and Greg Cook.

We will meet every third Friday at 7:30pm at Freeside to view some of the latest cosmic images on the big screen and talk about current missions and events. Then we will head out to a predetermined location to set up our telescopes and see what’s going on out there. Feel free to bring a blanket, snacks and beverages. No worries if you don’t have a telescope and stuff… we can all share.

For our very first meetup on July 19th, we will meet at Freeside, get to know each other, watch some video on the big screen and talk about the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower happening on July 27th and July 28th. There is no planned stargazing outing on July 19th, but we will plan a special cosmic event adventure on July 27th to view the meteor shower.

Anyone that has something to share on a cosmic-related subject, just let us know and we will give you the floor. And feel free to suggest videos, topics and stargazing locations.

Also, check out Space Apps Challenge. Maybe we can talk about collaborating on one of these space apps at Freeside.


“We loved each other with a constant appreciation of our great good fortune to have found each other in the immensity of space and time.” – Ann Druyan (about Carl Sagan)

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