VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES OF THE PRAIRIE ASTRONOMY CLUB:

While there are no requirements for membership other than the yearly dues, many members of the club on occasion serve as a guide or goodwill ambassador for Astronomy. Members often donate their time to the following activities:

-Volunteer club members help run the HYDE MEMORIAL OBSERVATORY during regular public nights and for special groups throughout the year.

-The club stages ASTRONOMY DAY each year to inform the public about Astronomy as a hobby, and the progress of Space Exploration.

– Other organizations such as the Cub, Boy, or Girl Scouts and camp groups often call on the Prairie Astronomy Club to provide outdoor “Sky Tours” for their members. Also, scientific organizations occasionally ask for observations of certain astronomical events from our members for research purposes.