AAA President Message – July

Greetings Amateur Astronomers!
June was an active month despite some cloudy nights for our public observing events. A shout out to Rori Baldari. She played point on coordinating two large events: Spring Starfest with help from Tom Habaerle and World Science Festival.
It is great to see our newsletter filled with reports from many of these June events like School Outreach, dark sky trip, and public stargazing. I appreciate how you all contribute with practical tips and techniques, as well as, explain science and history in a level appropriate for the amateur astronomer.
In July, be sure to attend Astro Answers with our special guest from the UK, Russell Parry,  to talk about a special meteorite. The Tanabata festival is on 07 July mixing Japanese folklore and customs with AAA stargazing.
Check out the Events on the Horizon for July. If you think there is something of interest, even non-AAA events, let the Editor in Chief know so it can be included in future issues.
The most current place to check happenings is the AAA website. The homepage has Upcoming Events and will display if an event is canceled. Consider linking the AAA Calendar (Google) with yours to see what’s up and have details at your fingertips.
With hot, hazy, and humid days already started, let your interests in astronomy and nature take the edge off. Cooler evenings with gentle breezes, outdoors with friends, is a great way to spend some time.
I hope to see some you soon.
Keep looking up!
Peter

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