Welcome to the Atlanta Astronomy Club


We are open to all levels of interest from beginners to professionals, babies to retirees! All are welcome to join!

Atlanta Astronomy Club, Inc.
PO Box 76155
Atlanta GA 30358-1155
Timely information on the night sky and astronomy in the Atlanta area.

April Edition of the Focal Point!

Posted on April 6th, 2014 by dherron

The April edition of the Focal Point is now available for Download here.

Table of Contents
Page 1… April Meeting, Membership Renewal, President’s Desk
Page 2… March Meeting Report & Photos.
Page 3… Charlie Elliott Astronomy Outreach.
Page 4… Next CEA Mtg, CEA Awards, Zombie Party, BoD Mtg
Page 5… CEA Scope Building, Planetary Imaging “Triple Play”
Page 6… “Hubble Witnesses an Asteroid Disintegrating”
Page 7… AAC Online, Memberships, Club Officers & Contact Info
Page 8… Calendar, AAC List Serv Info, Focal Point Deadline

March Focal Point now Avalible!

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by dherron

The March edition of the Focal Point is now available for Download here.

Table of Contents
Page 1… March Meeting, Membership Renewal, Next BoD Mtg.
Page 2… February Meeting Report & Photos.
Page 3… Charlie Elliott Astronomy Outreach.
Page 4… Next CEA Mtg, Zombie Party, Moon by Dan Llewellyn
Page 5… “Hubble Witnesses Asteroid Mysteriously Disintegrating”
Page 6… “Discovered: Stellar Dinosaurs!”
Page 7… AAC Online, Memberships, Club Officers & Contact Info
Page 8… Calendar, AAC List Serv Info, Focal Point Deadline

February Focal Point Now Avalible

Posted on February 8th, 2014 by dherron

The February edition of the Focal Point is now available for Download here.

In this issue:
Page 1… February Meeting, Membership Renewal.
Page 2… January Meeting Report & Photos.
Page 3… Charlie Elliott Astronomy Outreach.
Page 4… Next CEA Mtg, Ultra-Compact, Burned-Out Galaxies.
Page 5… AAC Zombie Party, Spacecraft Observes M82 Supernova.
Page 6… “A Black Hole is Born—and Caught in the Act!”
Page 7… AAC Online, Memberships, Club Officers & Contact Info
Page 8… Calendar, AAC List Serv Info, Focal Point Deadline

2014 Zombie Party

Posted on January 19th, 2014 by dherron

The 2014 Zombie Party will be held on April 24th - 27th at the Deerlick Astronomy Village.

2014 Zombie Party Poster

The Zombie party is a no-frills, open to the public, 3 night star party hosted by the Atlanta Astronomy club. No speakers, workshops or sessions just observing. This event if open to all, beginners and, experts alike, AAC members, and non-members (how else are we going to get you hooked!).

Cost is 10 dollars per night per person.
No pre-registration necessary, pay once you arrive.This cost covers the fee to use the field ($5 per person per night) and the rest goes to support the AAC.

Note:
The Zombie party got its name from the way we all look the next morning after staying awake all night observing and has nothing to do with the undead that are occasionally rumored to walk the area! Any contact with actual undead is completely coincidental and should not be confused with a star party function. In the off chance you do encounter the undead please run away a fast as you can trying not to lead them to the rest of us! :)

Deerlick
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More information on the Zombie party page.

January Focal Point is now Available!

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by dherron

The January edition of the Focal Point is now available for Download here.

In this issue:
Page 1… January Meeting, “From the President’s Desk”
Page 2… December Meeting Report & Photos.
Page 3… Charlie Elliott Chapter Outreach.
Page 4… New Telescope Building for CEA. Next CEA Mtg.
Page 5… Hubble Sees Evidence of Water Venting off Jovian Moon
Page 6… “Hubble Traces Subtle Signals of Water on Hazy Worlds”
Page 7… AAC Online, Memberships, Club Officers & Contact Info
Page 8… Calendar, AAC List Serv Info, Focal Point Deadline

Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 by dherron

New to astronomy and have a few question on where to start? Check out our new Beginners Guide to Astronomy. Check back frequently as we add more information and tips.

AAC’s Night Sky Network Events Calendar

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by dherron


Atlanta Astronomy Club Event Calendar from the Night Sky Network

Join the Night Sky Network!

Posted on June 21st, 2011 by dherron

All current members of the Atlanta Astronomy Club are invited to join the Night Sky Network. The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA’s missions to the general public.

You can use the Night Sky Network as a resource to locate astro events around the country, download handouts, presentations, hands on learning tools etc, and see what other clubs are up to.

Joining the network will allow you to get reminders of upcoming events which may interest you (if you want to, you can always opt out of the reminders during signup).

Join the network now!