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Annual Astronomy Fair

  • OMSI 1945 SE Water Avenue Portland, OR, 97214 (map)

RCA’s annual Astronomy Fair is loosely allied with Astronomy Day (May 14), but since May's skies are often too cloudy to reliably host a star party, we have turned our celebration into a club information fair.  All the special interest groups will be there with displays and people to meet.  The usual services — telescope library and sales table — will be open, and the always-popular swap meet will be in full force.

In addition, five club members will share their skills and knowledge in short show-and-tell sessions.

  • How to find things in the sky using atlases, planespheres, star-hopping and other techniques by Ken Hose.
  • Earning observing certificates, the how and why, by Margaret McCrea
  • Using your DSLR for astro-photography by Craig Hlady.
  • My years at Astronomy Magazine by Richard Berry.  Bring a shopping bag to take a few nostalgic old magazines home.
  • Light pollution walkabout with Dawn Nilson.    

It’s a chance to learn more about our club, learn more about astronomy, and talk to people you haven’t had a chance to meet yet.  Let’s have some fun!

Earlier Event: May 16
New Member Orientation
Later Event: May 18