The Prairie Astronomy Club was founded in Lincoln, NE in 1961 as a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the study of Astronomy and related subjects for the benefit of its members and the general public. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required to be a member. If you simply enjoy looking up at the night sky, we welcome you to become a part of the Prairie Astronomy Club’s amazing 52 years of Astronomy! Contact us to learn more.
The next public meeting is Tuesday June 30th and will be a solar observing party at Hyde Observatory.
The meeting will start at 7:30pm and the program will start around 8pm. Meetings are at Hyde Observatory and are open to the public.
Interested in becoming a member? Contact us or come to our next meeting and say hi!
REGULAR MEMBER – $30.00 per year. Includes club newsletter, and 1 vote at club meetings, plus all other standard club privileges. FAMILY MEMBER – $35.00 per year. Same as regular member except gets 2 votes at club meetings. STUDENT MEMBER – $10.00 per year with volunteer requirement.
Latest posts from our blog –
- April PAC Meeting Dave Knisely will present a program on Deep Sky Observing: techniques used for deep-sky observing including proper equipment, site selection, dark adaptation, atlases and books, magnifications, etc. PAC meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held at Hyde Observatory, 7:30pm, April 28th. Share this:FacebookGooglePinterestTwitter
- March PAC Meeting The next meeting is Tuesday March 31st. Jim Kvasnicka will describe the observing programs offered by the Astronomical League. He’ll talk about what is required for your observing logs and give some examples. He’ll also cover how to get started and what to do when you complete an observing program. He’ll also present a list of observing programs completed by PAC ...
- February PAC Meeting The program for the February meeting will be a video of the Orion Capsule Launch by Hap Griffin. The meeting will start at 7:30pm and the program will start around 8pm. Meetings are at Hyde Observatory and are open to the public. Share this:FacebookGooglePinterestTwitter
- January PAC Meeting The Prairie Astronomy Club will offer its annual free session: “How to Use Your Telescope” at Hyde Observatory, Tuesday evening January 27th at 7:30 p.m. Far too often, individuals receive a telescope as a gift or purchase it on their own. Instructions and manuals are never very helpful and the telescope may sit unused because the person ...
- November PAC Meeting Every holiday season people ponder buying telescopes as gifts, for their children, for their family or for friends. The few designs found in most department stores offer little information and clerks are rarely knowledgeable. Buying on the internet or home shopping channels without any help doesn’t inspire confidence. What if you had a chance to have help in making that ...
- October Meeting The October PAC meeting program will be a video update of the Rosetta Mission, plus club officer elections. The meeting will be held on October 28th at 7:30pm at Hyde Observatory. Meetings are open to the public. Share this:FacebookGooglePinterestTwitter
- September Meeting Don Cox – “Electric Cars and Radio Astronomers” Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular. Don will talk about electric car history, on reasons that electric cars are important, on important issues for electric cars, and some current examples. Also Don will talk about some Radio Astronomers that he knew and worked with. These include Robert (Bob) Wilson and Arno Penzias ...
- July and August Meetings There won’t be a July meeting due to overlap with the Nebraska Star Party (July 27-August1). The next club meeting will be Tuesday August 26th at 7:30pm at Hyde Observatory. Share this:FacebookGooglePinterestTwitter
- June Meeting The next PAC meeting will be on Tuesday June 24th at 6:00pm at Hyde Observatory. Instead of a program we will have our annual Near Star Party. Dave Churilla will have his new Lunt 60mm Solar filter there and he will set up Hyde’s new Coronado scope. Bill Lohrberg will also have his Dob set up with his white light filter. The ...
- May Meeting The next PAC meeting will be on Tuesday May 27th at 7:30pm at Hyde Observatory. Michael Sibbernsen will talk about high altitude balloons. As Special Projects Facilitator with Nebraska Space Grant, Michael creates and provides aerospace related activities such as public and private star parties, various space-science teacher training workshops, K-12 and higher education rocket workshops, high altitude ...
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