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July 13-17, 1999
The Astronomical League Convention
Sponsored by the Spokane Astronomical Society

A Thousand Years 
of Stars & Space

Astronomy in the Inland Northwest
Bill Nye the Science Guy
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Astronomy in the Inland Northwest

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WAASTROCON 99, hosted by the Spokane Astronomical Society, took place on the campus of Eastern Washington University, in the small town of Cheney, Washington, 20 miles southwest of Spokane, during the week of July 13-18, 1999. Over 300 enthusiastic amateur astronomers laughed at the antics of Bill Nye the Science Guy, thrilled at the space photos of astronaut F. Storey Musgrave, and were awed by the superb three-color images of Australian astrophotographer David Malin. Dynamic speakers, exciting displays, and well-stocked astronomy vendors made the convention a big success.

Read our report of all the goings on, from Council meetings, to guest speakers, to night-time observing sessions. Then, join us again as we continue to expand our coverage of this great convention.

Ed Flaspoehler
Vice-President, AAAA

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