Rose City Astronomers

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The official logo of the Rose City Astronomers
Rose City Astronomers is open to the public. The meetings are held the third Monday of every month at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. Parking is free and there is no charge for the meeting.

An informal social gathering time starts around 7:00 PM. The actual business meeting and announcements start at 7:30, followed by an astronomy or science-related presentation. The formal part of the meetings conclude about 9:00 PM with time for questions afterwards.



Membership dues support the work that RCA does in the community to promote the enjoyment and science of astronomy. Speakers, public star parties, classes and support for astronomy in schoolrooms, and outreach

programs just to name a few of the programs that membership dues support. There are also many programs for members only, such as:

Members can join in an Web Forum for timely updates and electronic discussions.

Monthly RCA newsletter, the "Rosette Gazette"

Discounts on astronomy related books, equipment and clothing.

RCA Book Library - many books, CDs and DVDs to borrow

RCA Telescope Library - members can borrow one of the club's telescopes for one month!

Reduced rates on magazine subscriptions to Astronomy and Sky&Telescope magazines

Membership in the Astronomical League.

Participation in the Astronomical League Observing Award programs

Check out the RCA Members who have completed the AL Observing Award Certificates

Quarterly newsletter from the Astronomical League, the "Reflector".

Membership in the International Dark Sky Association

Membership in the Night Sky Network with NASA and JPL

Haggart Observatory

Awards and Recognition

Awards for RCA Members

Astronomical League Awards

Astronomical League Observing Awards

RCA Galileo Award

Clubs and Certification Programs

The Observing Clubs offer encouragement and certificates of accomplishment for demonstrating observing skills with a variety of instruments and objects. These include:



For an update on information about club-sponsored meetings and activities check the RCA calendar

Great speakers at the General Meeting

Special Interest Groups in various phases of astronomy and cosmology

Beginner classes in astronomy and RCA activities

Rose City Astronomers Youth Program

Freguent RCA Star Parties

OMSI-RCA Star Parties

Outreach Star Parties for other Groups

Informal, spur-of-the-moment star parties

Periodic seminars, classes and workshops

Observing Site Fund Project

External Links

[h Rose City Astronomers Website]

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