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New Website Launch!

The updated website has been launched! We hope that you find our new website design to be easy to navigate and informative. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the RAC WebMaster.  If you are looking for our previous website, it can be found HERE. Cheers!
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Monthly Outreach

In Summer 2016 Mike Carlin and myself, we decided to organize public observing on monthly basis. The first event took place at Peace Plaza, whre joined us as well Jack. It was fun. So many people stopped by, many of the for the first time sow Moon through telescope. We had great discussions with locals as well with many foreigners. […]
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Mercury in front of Planetarium

On Thursday March 22nd, 2018 there was a class at Mayo High School Planetarium ending at 8 PM. Three members of the Rochester Astronomy Club – Jeff, John & Josef – came few minutes earlier to set up their telescopes. There was high on the sky Moon in the phase of the first quarter. On West horizon there was bright […]
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Public Night Sky Observing Event 3/23

Salem Glen Winery 5211 60TH AVE SW, Rochester, MN 55902 Friday 3/23 8:00-10:00 PM Public Sky Observing of the young Moon, planet Venus, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club. Observing will be on the patio and parting areas at Salem Glen Winery. In case of a cloudy weather there will […]
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Next Outreach Meeting 3/15@ 6:30 PM

Time: Thursday 3/15 2018 6:30 PM Location: Collider at Conley-Maass Building   (Large Conference Room) Address: 14 4th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902 https://goo.gl/maps/6QRGJXWvGX62 Meeting instructions: Please, enter by back door of the building on opposite side of the restaurant Bleu Duck Kitchen. Door will be open at 6:15 PM. If closed call 507-319-0641
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The 32nd Annual Okie-Tex Star Party is September 12 – 20, 2015.

by Dean Johnson Go to http://www.okie-tex.com/ for more information. Last September five of us from the Rochester Astronomy Club traveled to the Okie-Tex Star Party, one of the biggest in the nation and we did it in style. Club President Randy Hemann lined up a very nice RV that his neighbor generously donated for a small fee and Vice President […]
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Humanity Star

On January 21, 2018 rocket Electron on it’s second test launch from New Zealand successfully reached orbit. One of the payload was satellite Humanity star, which should be visible on the sky for less than a year. Wikipedia says: Humanity Star is a passive satellite, a geodesic sphere similar to a disco ball about 1 metre (3 ft) in diameter, […]
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Reflections on Star B-Q 2014

Published at http://rochesterskies.org/aNew/newsletter/rac-newsletter-2015-q1.pdf by Josef Chlachula On Saturday, October 25, 2014, it was a beautiful day in Rochester; quite warm with an azure blue sky. It was a perfect day for garden work in a T-shirt. That afternoon I decided that I would spend the upcoming night at a Star B-Q. If I understand it correctly, it was already the […]