Stargazers to meet Thursday, June 6


The San Juan Stargazers’ monthly meeting is on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m. for snacks and socializing, with our program beginning at 7 p.m. 

We meet at the Community United Methodist Church at 434 Lewis St. You can use the parking lot and enter at the side door right off the parking area. (We leave the front doors locked.)

There is a social hour starting at 6 p.m. with coffee/tea and treats. You can bring something to share if you want. This is a great opportunity to visit and ask questions. 

When it comes to astronomy, there are more questions with answers continuously coming, especially with the help of the new James Webb Space Telescope. Never feel like you don’t know enough to join this group. We all can be forever learning and growing. The best thing is to be a lifelong learner about astronomy, relationships with others and everything else in this life. We have so much to learn. 

The program will be presented by Dena Laterza, who has added so much wonderful technology to our club, and Ranza Boggess, who is a faithful hard worker and is all about telescopes. It will be followed by two hands-on practice sessions on Saturday and Sunday nights, with details given at the meeting.

If you have a telescope that you have not figured out or have always been curious about how telescopes work, these are the nights for you. Please join us and learn.

We are starting to gear up for a summer of great astronomy activity. We will have about 10 night sky programs at Chimney Rock. 

If you want to learn how to use your telescope or one of our club telescopes, it is time to get started at the beginning of the season. We have two night sky programs in June, and locals are always welcome. You can pay for the program at the gift shop. 

On Friday, June 7, the gate will open at 7:30 p.m., with the program location determined by the weather. The title is Stars and Galaxies. On June 14, the program is titled Our Solar System, with most viewing being done on the moon. The gate opens at 7:30 p.m.

About the Stargazers

If you would like to join the San Juan Stargazers, you will also receive Reflector Magazine which is the publication of the National Astronomical League of which you automatically become a member. 

To join both groups and get an excellent astronomy magazine, annual membership is only $25 per family. You can join the club at any of our events or you can join using PayPal on our website, 

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