Rose City Astronomers
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An informal social gathering time starts around 7:00 PM. The actual business meeting and announcements start at 7:30, followed by an astronomy or science-related presentation. The formal part of the meetings conclude about 9:00 PM with time for questions afterwards.
Membership dues support the work that RCA does in the community to promote the enjoyment and science of astronomy. Speakers, public star parties, classes and support for astronomy in schoolrooms, and outreach
programs just to name a few of the programs that membership dues support. There are also many programs for members only, such as:
Members can join in an Web Forum for timely updates and electronic discussions.
Monthly RCA newsletter, the "Rosette Gazette"
Discounts on astronomy related books, equipment and clothing.
RCA Book Library - many books, CDs and DVDs to borrow
RCA Telescope Library - members can borrow one of the club's telescopes for one month!
Reduced rates on magazine subscriptions to Astronomy and Sky&Telescope magazines
Membership in the Astronomical League.
Participation in the Astronomical League Observing Award programs
Check out the RCA Members who have completed the AL Observing Award Certificates
Quarterly newsletter from the Astronomical League, the "Reflector".
Membership in the International Dark Sky Association
Membership in the Night Sky Network with NASA and JPL
Awards and Recognition
Awards for RCA Members
Astronomical League Awards
Astronomical League Observing Awards
RCA Galileo Award
Clubs and Certification Programs
The Observing Clubs offer encouragement and certificates of accomplishment for demonstrating observing skills with a variety of instruments and objects. These include:
- The Outreach Club
- The Messier Club
- The Binocular Messier Club
- The Herschel 400 Club
- The Constellation Hunter Club
- The Lunar Club
For an update on information about club-sponsored meetings and activities check the RCA calendar
Great speakers at the General Meeting
Special Interest Groups in various phases of astronomy and cosmology
Beginner classes in astronomy and RCA activities
Rose City Astronomers Youth Program
Freguent RCA Star Parties
OMSI-RCA Star Parties
Outreach Star Parties for other Groups
Informal, spur-of-the-moment star parties
Periodic seminars, classes and workshops
Observing Site Fund Project
[hhttp://www.rosecityastronomers.org/ Rose City Astronomers Website]