My Astro Activities

 
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I have been a member of the Riverside Astro-nomical Society since 2001, and Chairman of its Board of Trustees since 2005. With over 300 members, it has become one of the largest astro clubs in the West. Link to RAS.

GMARS is the RAS dark sky site near Landers, California. I have been its Site Director since late 2003. Thousands of hours of volunteer effort have created a great venue for all forms of amateur astronomy. Link to GMARS.

Honestly, my involvement in this legendary event (long known as the Riverside Telescope Makers Conference) is pretty limited, but I help with the telescope check-in and have been a speaker. Link to RTMC.

I have been the Chairman of Nightfall since 2005.
It is a unique, three-night star party held each October at the Palm Canyon Resort in Borrego Springs, California that usually attracts upwards of 200 participants. Link to Nightfall.