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The South Plains Astronomy Club is a small group of active astronomers who enjoy observing under the beautifully dark West Texas skies while being serenaded by coyotes and night birds. We’re a friendly bunch who enjoy showing newcomers the night skies and discussing the latest in telescopes, astro-imaging, astronomical discoveries and space exploration.
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CLUB OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

The South Plains Astronomy Club welcomes opportunities to bring the the fun of astronomy to the public. Besides our regular Public Stargazing Events, we have participated in numerous public and private events involving youth, church and educational groups wherein we have shared our knowledge and enthusiasm for astronomy through lectures, demonstrations, and observing sessions. Some of our recent outreach activities are described below.


January 2020.  Our first Public Star Party in Ransom Canyon for 2020 saw around 20 visitors (about half of them children) brave temperatures in the 40's and 30's to gaze at a variety of celestial objects through telescopes set up by SPAC Members (see the photos below). Conditions were excellent for observing, with clear skies and calm winds. Among the objects viewed were the planets Venus and Uranus, star clusters and nebulas, and colorful double stars. The International Space Station even made an appearance, gliding silently overhead in the darkening sky. Considering the weather conditions, it was a good start to the new year.




Want to arrange an outreach event with the South Plains Astronomy Club? Send us an email at SPAC@cat-star.org.





 

 

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