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THE ALACHUA ASTRONOMY CLUB, INC. (AAC)
located in Gainesville (county seat of Alachua County) in North Central Florida, USA, is a publicly supported, not for profit organization of people who have a common interest in astronomy.

FirstLight

FIRSTLIGHT, AAC's bimonthly newsletter, is now only available on-line as pdf files (archived since Dec 2006/Jan 2007).

Current Issue of FirstLight Latest: 2011 Mar/Apr

On-line issues of 2011 FirstLight available
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Note: Beginning 2009 Jan/Feb, current on-line issues of FirstLight available only to paid up AAC members


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Monthly Meetings
Free & open to public
2nd Tue of month (ex. Dec) 7:00 p.m.
(See meeting page for location)

Monthly Star Parties
Learn the sky (no equip. needed)

Amateur Telescope Making (ATM)
Learn to observe/build/operate astro equip.
3rd Tue of month, 7:30 p.m.

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We can do star parties, large or small,
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NOTE: The Alachua Astronomy Club, Inc. is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. See AAC information page for our statement of purpose, other club info and details on club activities. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll-Free (800-435-7352) within the State (or 850-488-2221 from outside of Florida). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. Note: Our tax exempt listing is shown in IRS Publication 78, a comprehensive list of all approved organizations in the United States.


WEATHER, TIME AND ASTRONOMICAL INFORMATION

Light Pollution Map Light Pollution Map for North Florida
(Adapted from The Night Sky in the World)
Credit: P. Cinzano, F. Falchi (University of Padova), C. D. Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder). Copyright Royal Astronomical Society. Reproduced from the Monthly Notices of the RAS by permission of Blackwell Science.


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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Star Parties (Click for more info) STAR PARTIES
    See Following for Calendars:
    – Club Star Parties
    – Public Star Parties
    – School Star Parties


    Monthly Meeting! (Click for more info) APRIL MONTHLY MEETING
    Date: Tues., Apr. 12, 2011
    Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Location: Powell Hall, Fla. Museum of Nat. Hist., UF Cultural Plaza, GNV
    Speaker: Tippy D'Auria
    Title: Amateur Astronomy: Frustrations and Rewards
    More Info/Maps: Click Here


    ATM Meetings (Click for more info) APR. ATM-OBSERVNG MEETING
    (Amateur Telescope Making
    & Observing)

    Date: Tue., Apr. 19, 2011
    Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Location: Rich Russin' House
    1018 SW 143 St, Newberry, FL (Map)
    Topic: Eyepiece Shoot Out
    Cookout/Potluck/Brownies &
    Burgers/Hotdogs Provided
    Bring Something to Share & Drink
    Goal: Compare Eyepieces in Different Scopes
    Bring Your Favorites!
    or Just Come — All Welcome
    Will Have Some Good Targets
    (Think How to Evaluate)


    Council Meetings! (Click for more info) MAY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
    Date: Tue., May 3, 2011
    (Meetings Usually Odd Months)
    Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Location: United Church of GNV
    (Seminar Room of Church)
    1624 N.W. 5th Ave.
    Gainesville, FL 32603
    (352) 378-3500
    Google Map: Click Here


    Monthly Meeting! (Click for more info) MAY MONTHLY MEETING
    (Open to Public)
    Date: Tues., May 10, 2011
    Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Location: Powell Hall, Fla. Museum of Nat. Hist., UF Cultural Plaza, GNV
    Speaker: Francisco Reyes, Assoc. Scientist, Dept. of Astronomy, UF
    Title: Radio JOVE
    More Info/Maps: Click Here


    Monthly Meeting! (Click for more info) JUNE MONTHLY MEETING
    (Open to Public)
    Date: Tues., June 14, 2011
    Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Location: Powell Hall, Fla. Museum of Nat. Hist., UF Cultural Plaza, GNV
    Speaker: TBA
    Title: TBA
    More Info/Maps: Click Here




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