The American Association of Amateur Astronomers
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December 17, 2000 -- By decreasing light pollution and getting youth involved in the hobby/profession of astronomy, we will help ensure the future of astronomy, as we know it. The Astronomical League is sponsoring the Youth Activities Committee to help in this area. The American Association of Amateur Astronomers is supporting the YAC and its members in their goals.
This yearís Leonid meteor shower was the greatest meteor experience and one of the best astronomical events I have ever witnessed. Photos and Observing Report by AAAA Member Ron Zincone.
It titled this article "The aurora no one else saw" for a special reason: no one else saw it. Most likely someone else saw it, but no one I knew saw it. Moral of the story: if you think it might possibly kinda look like aurora, take a picture. Observing Report by AAAA Member Brenda Culbertson.
Keeping Telescope Optics Clean - Download our PDF file: Cleaning Procedures for Telescope Mirrors
Book Recommendations for Young Astronomerfs by Brenda Culbertson. Itís not too late to get that last minute Christmas book from Amazon.com.
The American Association of Amateur Astronomers has had an active presence in the amateur astronomy community since 1996. As the AAAA continues to grow and expand, it is having a wider and wider influence among amateur astronomers, and continues to refine the use of the internet as a tool to promote amateur astronomy to the widest possible audience. Through the medium of its own web page, an online store devoted to carefully chosen astronomy merchandise, our own quarterly newsletter, reciprocal links with other astronomy web sites, the creative use of online resources such as eGroups, Listbot and banner advertising, affiliate programs such as Amazon.com, and partnerships with well recognized astronomy organizations such as Sky Publishing, Kalmbach Publishing, Bushnell Sports Optics and the Astronomical League, the American Association of Amateur Astronomers has become an important source of astronomy information on the World Wide Web.
For More Information Contact:
American Association of Amateur Astronomers
P.O. Box 7981
Dallas, TX 75209-0981
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