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Monthly Society Meeting

The next VBAS Monthly Meeting is on Friday, April 12 at 7:30 PM.

Please note the meeting date change to avoid conflicting with Good Friday.

Join us for our April monthly meeting on Friday, April 12! Pizza at 7:00 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM.

The Astronomical League Observing Programs and the Messier Marathon

This month VBAS’s Jeff Delmas will present a program on the various Astronomical League observing programs and the upcoming Messier Marathon.

Jeff DelmasJeff Delmas, Observatory Director

As members of VBAS, we are also members of the Astronomical League (AL), a consortium of societies. Besides the quarterly publication, Reflector, the AL offers many other benefits. Among those benefits are the many Observing Programs. These programs set goals for observation and once a member completes the requirements of a program, they are eligible to receive a certificate of achievement and usually a pin. Jeff will present information on the AL observing programs, what they are and how to attain the goals and receive the benefits of the programs. Special emphasis on the Messier Certificate and the role that our annual Messier Marathon plays in achieving this award will also be included.

Beth Bero

Vice President

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