Palominas Astronomy Club joins Astronomy's Tucson Stargaze

Posted by David Eicher
on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Astronomy Magazine will sponsor a day-long stargaze at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, February 10, 2018.

I’ve told you that Astronomy Magazine is proud to be sponsoring our annual Tucson Public Star Party, which will be held at Pima Community College’s East Campus, February 10, 2018. We’ll have nighttime stargazing, of course, and also daytime solar viewing as well as lots of camaraderie with fellow astronomy enthusiasts. Not only will Pima Community College be the host institution, and they have done a magnificent job of hosting for some years running now, but we are also fortunate to have the involvement of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (TAAA), the largest astronomy club in the city, which will be there in force. 

Many thanks to the fantastic staff at Pima: Emily Halverson-Otts, Dean of Sciences; Libby Howell, Executive Director of Media, Community, and Government Relations; Lisa Brosky, Vice Chancellor for External Relations; and Jaylene Wilson, Business Services. These four wonderful women have been terrific to work with. And big thanks to Jim Knoll, Star Party Manager of the TAAA, who has been fantastic in his support. 

Now I have more news! The Palominas Astronomy Club of Sierra Vista, Arizona, will also be joining us for the Public Stargaze. Led by the very energetic astronomy enthusiast Keith Mullen, the Palominas Club is a new organization that is focused on visual observing by new and intermediate astronomers — those who may feel overwhelmed by the advanced nature of some clubs. President Mullen and his fellow club members will be on hand at the Tucson stargaze, and this will add to the mixture for everyone who attends. 

I invite you to be there at the East Campus, Pima Community College, 8181 East Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ 85709, on Saturday, February 10, 2018. We will start observing the Sun and milling around, talking astronomy, around noon, and of course the observing will heat up by around 7 p.m. and last for several hours. Please join us for a day and night of great astronomy in the astronomy capital of the United States!! 


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