Seventeen months later…

Why hello there! After everything our entire planet has been through in the last year, it feels strange to dust off this web space. I intended to use this site to discuss our club and its membership, and our shared love for astronomy… but it’s hard to encourage people to …

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The Meade LightBridge At LaGrange

The LaGrange Observatory is truly an observatory once more. Sunday’s first order of business was to remove the hand-built telescope from service.  Built nearly sixty years ago, the instrument had been used for years to educate the public about night skies.  In time’s irrevocable march, the scope and its cinder-block …

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Awards and Recognitions, February 2018

Brand marketing uses the term “relatable” to convey a product’s allure to the public. Amateur astronomy’s “product”, for lack of a better term, is an elusive clear sky unencumbered by light pollution; a difficult thing to find within city limits on select nights.  Couple that with cultural disconnects about stellar …

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The Legacy of Harrison Schmitt

“What size were the boots you wore on the Apollo mission?” Many minutes into the Q&A that followed Thursday’s presentation given by Dr. Harrison Schmitt, someone asked him to recall the strangest question asked of him after the Apollo 17 mission.  He easily recalled his flat, unambiguous response: “I have …

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