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Current Events

  last update 09/02/18  09:00 a.m.

Monthly Meetings
We are again meeting at the Blakemore Planetarium at the Musuem of the Southwest in Midland.  Visitors should check back here each month for updates.
    Upcoming Programs: 
September 10th  -  "Top Five Tips for Improving Planetary Views With your Telescope” Short video from Astronomy & Nature TV.
 "NASA and JPL Mission Updates" from JPL Ambassador, AISD Planetarium Director and WTA President Charles Hemann

October 8th - “State of the Skies Over McDonald Observatory” Articles on the effects of the Oil Patch appeared recently in the Midland Reporter Telegram and Odessa American. Get the straight answers from Bill Wren, McDonald Observatory guru of light conservation and Special Assistant to the Superintendent.

Annual Ft. Davis observing weekend - September 7th & 8th at Mountain Trails Lodge
Call 1-800-403-3484 to reserve a cabin.  Don't forget to mention you're with the West Texas Astronomers.

Club Members' Astrophotos 
Links are being added to the photos of club members.  Follow the link for "astrophotography" from those links highlighted with red stars on the home page.  Or, click direct here.

eGroup at groups.io
Club members use a private eGroup to communicate.  It's a quick way to coordinate observing sessions and star parties and we use it a lot!   If you need further help, please do not hesitate to email Les or any club officer.  Club Members only


For Sale
 Got some astro equipment you want to sell or trade? Looking for some astro equipment?  List it here.


To list your items for sale/want-to-buy/trade,etc., email Les. Please let us know when the item is no longer available/wanted so it can be removed from the list.
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