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We are a group of individuals dedicated to the pursuit of observational astronomy and to the education of the public on astronomy and related issues. Our monthly meetings include informative presentations given on a variety of topics related to astronomy. We conduct monthly observing sessions in both dark sky and urban locations. The knowledge and experience of our members covers the complete range from novice to scientist. While some of are just getting started in astronomy, others have been deeply involved in it all of their lives. We have no age restrictions, and our members come from all walks of life. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month in the Motorola Science Theater at the South Florida Science Museum,
located on Dreher Trail just north of the Dreher Park Zoo. The business portion of the meeting commences at 7:30 PM and lasts
for approximately 45 minutes. We then hold a short intermission during which sandwiches, coffee, and doughnuts are served,
followed by a 45 minute presentation. The meetings are adjourned and we are out of the building by 9:30 PM.
Upcoming Meeting Topics:
January= Fred Lehman — Astrophotography
February= Terry Redding — Occultation Set-up (Download presentation files here)
March= Bob Guzauskas — TBD
April= Terry Redding — Planning a Lunar Graze
December= Members Night
Additional presentations needed for 2012
Science Fair Awards
Two students recently received awards from the club for their outstanding projects in the 2010 Palm Beach County Science and Engineering Fair. In the Junior Division, Austin Wright was recognized for his project on meteorites entitled, "The Sky Is Falling." Austin received Philip Plait's book, Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End, and a small, authenticated Martian meteorite fragment.
Benefits of membership include a free subscription to our monthly newsletter, Stars and Scopes, as well as discounted subscriptions to Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines. Members are also entitled to sign out any of the club's various "loaner" telescopes, eyepieces, and other related equipment. The fees can be submitted in person at the meetings, or if desired, you may mail your check along with a completed membership form to: "ASPB Membership, PO Box 19652, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. For your convenience, a membership form is included here.
Membership: $30.00 (Single or Family) Annual renewals due each January 1
Sky & Telescope: $33.00 - Astronomy: $34.00
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