I can't believe it has taken me this long to update the News section! My apologies. We have so much great stuff happening this year!
This will be our 6th annual Star Party - can you believe we've been doing this for six years? Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support!
Nicole Gugliucci, Pamela Gay and Derek Demeter will be returning. We'll have demonstrations and be using the planetarium more this year. It's really going to be awesome.
As always, we'll have telescopes set up outside so people can view. We also should be able to go into the big scope and look through that.
We also have a 'virtual' star party that will happen, where different astronomers from around the world will be connected via Google hangout and will show us what they are seeing through their scopes.
The Silent Auction:
We have a set of amazing items for the silent auction this year - handmade models, pieces of art, fun space and science-related toys, plus some local things like tickets to local theaters and football games. This year, we had more time and I got so many incredible donations!!
The auction is up here: http://www.32auctions.com/atlstarparty2014 and the detailed list of all items: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/8976/auctions/16754?reset_filter=1
There will also be some items that are only available at the party!
The Bottom Line:
Last year, we raised over $4,000. We are hoping to beat that goal this year but we need your help! Spread the word about this wonderful event and bring your friends along! This year, we're offering discounted student tickets as well!
There's so much fun stuff planned! I Hope you can make it!