Letter from the President -- Alcon 2007
Thanks to all that attended our national convention, ALConExpo 2007, which was held in Portland, Oregon on Aug 3rd and 4th. The event was a tremendous success thanks to the efforts of The Rose City Astronomers, speakers, and volunteers. We will have pictures and additional information about the convention available shortly. We hope to see you in Des Moines, Iowa on July 18-19, 2008 (more information will be available soon).
The Astroleague Store is now open! You may now conveniently purchase items securely online with your favorite credit card. There are several new items available so be sure to check it out.
Terry L. Mann
President Astronomical League
WATCH The Universe Tuesdays at 9pm/8c only on The History Channel ™® .
From the planets to the stars and out to the edge of the unknown, history and science collide in the new series The Universe. Fifty years have flown by since man first ventured into outer space, but the heavens are only now yielding their greatest secrets. Robotic rovers give us eyes on the red rock of Mars. NASA probes slam into comets at hyper speed. Deep space telescopes capture violent images of the birth of stars and their collapse into black holes. All of these have significantly changed the way we look at ourselves. As our own planet churns with the effects of global warming, it's natural to look into the heavens and wonder about the rest of the real estate. Is there anywhere else out there that that can support life? Or, is there truly no place like home?
Using cutting-edge computer graphics, this series brings the universe down to earth to show what life would be like on other planets, and to imagine what kind of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres. Each episode will examine how the discoveries were made and the fascinating stories of the scientists and explorers who dared to venture into the uncharted territory of the universe.
Observing Club News
April 2007 World Astronomy Day
Would you like to take a look at what Astronomical League members around the world were doing during this April's Astronomy Day? Then take a few moments to check out our new page devoted to our members and their excellence in outreach!
A Message for Our Regional Officers
Want to maintain your own section of the regional information pages on the main website ? Regional officers, read this important announcement.
Changes for Roster Updates
The Astronomical League database maintenance function is now being handled by Mitch Glaze in our League Office. Please contact Mitch at ALOffice@earthlink.net
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