San Juan Stargazers’ Oct. 27 meeting to feature information on Venus

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By Joan Mieritz | San Juan Stargazers

Our monthly meeting in October will be on Thursday, Oct. 27, starting with a social time of coffee, tea and other treats at 6 p.m., and the program is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. sharp. 

Our study topic will be Venus, which is called the morning or evening star, but it is actually a veiled greenhouse planet. This interesting lesson was prepared by Ann Marie and Rex Kemp, including a written section with questions and a video lecture. 

2023 calendars available

We have available the 2023 Deep Space Mysteries Calendars. The photos for each month are fabulous. Seriously studying the information is like taking an introduction to astronomy class. The calendars are $15. 

Next meeting Dec. 22

We will not be meeting in November due to Thanksgiving, but there will be a meeting on Dec. 22 that will include yummy birthday cake. 

It might be a last star party of 2022 or a regular meeting. It will depend on the weather. We will be having as many star parties this winter as possible. We might be scheduling a star party for every week, knowing that clouds will cut down on the actual number of star parties that happen.

Join 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/ family. This year there is a fabulous special gift for new and renewing members. It will help you become the astronomer you have always dreamed of being. 

You can join the club at any of our events or on our website. 

 The San Juan Stargazers Club is part of the Astronomical League — celebrating its 75th year of service — which includes over 300 clubs from all over the U.S. including over 20,000 members. Our local group also has a website, www.sanjuanstargazers.org. Check it out for more information and beautiful Hubble and Webb photos. We welcome everyone to learn more about our amazing universe. 

We hope to see you soon.