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NAME

Umpqua Astronomers

ADDRESS

3150 W. Military Ave.
Roseburg
Oregon 97471 USA

CONTACT

Paul Morgan

PHONE

541-673-1081

URL

http://www.umpquaastronomers.org

NUMBER OF MEMBERS

22

CLUB DESCRIPTION

Founded in May 1986, after the return of Comet Halley. At first, a handful of astronomy enthusiasts gathered to share a common interest in stargazing. The new club was the only active group in Southern Oregon at that time. Blessed with nearby dark skies, the club emphasized observing and learning the sky. As the club gained new members, community outreach and regular monthly meetings were added. The club has members throughout central Douglas County from Glide, to Oakland, to Yoncalla, to Myrtle Creek and down to Canyonville and Tiller. Monthly club meetings keep members attuned to the latest news in astronomy, upcoming must see celestial events for the next month, and a wide variety of month programs about telescope making to black holes.
Interested in Astronomy, want to learn about stargazing or how to use a telescope or meet
a local group of astronomy enthusiasts.Come on the Second Tuesday of the Month to Umpqua Community College, Wayne Crooch Hall.  Club members hold star parties at the college's Morgan Observatory for club and public events.  Check out the club website or Facebook page to learn more about upcoming events and meetings.

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Oregon USA