Please keep tuned to our Club Calendar for updated
March 17th, 2012: Solar gazing at
Sun Spots, solar flares and solar prominences at Kartchner Caverns. A Night Sky Network tent will also be filled with
pictures, projects and information about the day and night skies. At
5:30PM, Father Christopher J Corbally from the Vatican Observatory will
speak in the amphitheater. Star gazing under the dark skies of Arizona
will follow. See the link for more information.
October 20th, 2012: Come out
to the Red Rock Ranger Station on Hwy 179 just south of the Villages of
Oak Creek for a day of hiking, solar viewing thru special hydrogen alpha
telescopes and stay late for the evenings star party. A Halloween themed
Power Point presentation will start off the evenings activities.
June 16th, 2012: Sunset Crater
National Monument just north of Flagstaff will be having their second
special Sun and star gazing event. Solar gazing will be from 1PM until
4PM. An Observational Astronomy Power Point presentation will precede
the evenings star party. Two more events on July 14th and August 11th
will happen if you miss the first.
November 10th, 2012: The date is set for the
6th Annual Night Under the Stars at the dark site of
Alamo Lake State Park near Wenden. Come out, camp out and the see the many
telescopes set up for the evening. During the daytime, there will be
booths with all kinds of information on astronomy, pictures and sky maps
for the evening. Solar telescopes will also be set up to safely view the
Sun's spots, flares and prominences. This years event has been
designated as an Arizona Centennial Event.
Click here for pictures and video of last years event.