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Member Reports from Andee Sherwood

Oct 22

San Antonio Astronomical Association - Celestron NexYZ

My name is Mike Young. I am a member of the San Antonio Astronomical Association. I am very active with Daneille in our outreach activities. I have the Celestron NexYZ Smartphone Adapter you graciously donated to us. She asked me to evaluate and learn to use it because I have a high level of technical expertise. I have an Orion #5347 Smartphone Adapter which I have found to be somewhat cumbersome to use. So I was excited to try the Celestron adapter. I have a Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope. Our weather here in San Antonio has been really bad for... Read More...

Oct 21

LAAS Public Star Party - Oct. 20, 2018 - Additional Photos by Todd Kunioka/LAAS

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Sep 24

UA Sigma Sorority Event

Tuscon Amateur Astronomy Association From: Jim Knoll Sent: Friday, September 21, 8:14 AM We used the Astronomers without Borders Celestron NexYZ phone adapter last night at the UA Sigma Sorority event. Great hit. Probably had all 51 ladies take a picture of the Moon. They loved it. Will use it next at Agua Caliente Park Oct 13 & International Observe the Moon Oct 20th. Works great on the Moon. Can't get phones to focus on smaller objects like the planets. Read More...

Jun 28

Mars Close Approach - July 30, 2018

Mon, Jul 30 at 10:00pm - Tue, Jul 31 at 2:00am PDT Science & Technology Mars will be closest to Earth in the early morning hours of July 31, 2018. Griffith Observatory's All Space Considered team will bring the close approach live via LiveStream, starting at 10:00 p.m. through the closest approach at 12:45 a.m. and concluding at 2:00 a.m. on July 31. A public event will also take place at Griffith Observatory beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30 with telescopes provided by the members of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society (LAAS). ADMISSION IS FREE. The event is... Read More...

Apr 17

Public Star Party, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Los Angeles Astronomical Society held their monthly Public Star Party on the lawn of the Griffith Observatory on Saturday, April 16, 2016. From 2 PM to sunset, our members provided solar scopes for the public and demonstrated safety techniques for safe solar observing. After the sun set, our members focused their telescopes and biinoculars on other objects in the night sky. Due to windy conditions, observing the night sky was not at an optimum level but the star party was a success with the large crowd of over 1,500 visitors to the observatory. The star party ended at 9:45... Read More...