2024 Cedar Amateur Astronomers Public Observing Event

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2024 Cedar Amateur Astronomers Public Observing Event

The Cedar Amateur Astronomers hosts Saturday Public Observing events featuring a guest speaker followed, if weather permits, by celestial viewings through telescopes at the facility. During viewing hours, society members will be available to answer questions and provide everyone with an opportunity to look through the Society’s telescopes.

Cedar Amateur Astronomers 2024 Public Event Schedule:
  • January 13, 7:30 p.m. – Lawrence Rudnick – Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota: “Odd Radio Circles and Even Odder Radio Cubes”
  • February 10, 7:30 p.m. – Mr. Mark Brown, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador: “Cellphone Astrophotography and Citizen Science”
    • This event will only be held virtually.
  • March 30, 7:30 p.m. – Professor Steven Spangler – Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa: TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • April 27, 8:00 p.m. – Charles E. Allen III, Vice-President, Astronomical League: TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • May 25, 8:30 p.m. – TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • June 8, 8:30 p.m. – TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • June 29, 8:30 p.m. – TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • July 13, 3:00 p.m. – Solar Saturday – TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • July 27, 8:30 p.m. – TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • August 31, 8:00 p.m. – TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • September 14, 7:30 p.m. – TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • September 28, 7:30 p.m. – TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • October 26, 7:30 p.m. – TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • November 23, 7:30 p.m. – TBD
    • This event can be attended either virtually or in person.
  • December 7, 7:30 p.m. – TBD
    • This event will only be held virtually.

The Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center is located at Palisades-Dows Nature Preserve and Observatory on the southeast edge of Palisades-Kepler State Park.  It can be reached by traveling south from Mount Vernon on Highway 1 past the bridge for the Cedar River. Directions to the observatory are indicated by brown State Park signs at the entrances to Ivanhoe Road on Highway 1 and near the observatory’s driveway at 1365 Ivanhoe Road.


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Date

Feb 10 2024
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Time

7:30 pm

Cost

Free

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Location

Palisades-Dows Observatory - Mount Vernon, Iowa
1365 Ivanhoe Road
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Organizer

Cedar Amateur Astronomers
Phone
319-848-2068
Email
[email protected]
Website
http://www.cedar-astronomers.org/

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