President - Mark Urwiller
Vice President - Dan GlomskiSecretary - Jay Rasmussen
Treasurer - Tracy Glomski
Webmaster - Mark Urwiller
Astronomical League Correspondent (AlCor) - Jay Rasmussen
The Platte Valley Astronomical Observers was formed in the Spring of 2000. It is comprised of amateur astronomers primarily from the cities of Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney Nebraska. Some of us have our own private observatories, many of us are just beginners. We are united in our fascination for astronomy! We welcome anyone who shares interest in this wonderful hobby!
The Platte Valley Astronomical Observers meet at 7:30 PM on the 4th Thursday of every month. Our meeting location is Audubon Rowe Sanctuary south of Gibbon Nebraska. You can use this Goggle Maps link to help find it: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=217703664407841425143.0004c5a8c9a9f780bb627 Our meetings are not bogged down with lots of club business, rather we welcome novices and concentrate on hands on observing or sharing entertaining programs. If you would like to join us or simply attend a meeting to see what it's all about, check out our "Club News" page for club activities and directions or e-mail us!
Special club observing sessions are sometimes scheduled. These sessions are often located at one of the private observatories owned by members or at Sachtleben Observatory in Hastings, or we may choose a location near you - to share the hobby with the public. Again, further information can be found on our "Club News" page, or, sign up for our listserv and get notified automatically about club events. See below.
The Platte Valley Astronomical Observers share a listserv with the Kearney Earth and Natural Science Club and the Kearney Camera Club. Our club distributes our monthly newsletter via the listserv. You don't have to be a member to sign up for the listserv, but we hope that after sharing the wonders of the sky with us you will soon want to join us in sharing it with others! Here is a page which lists the benefits of membership with the PVAO.
The link below will take you to the web page that allows you to subscribe to the list. In spite of the many options you will see, all you really need to do is provide your e-mail address in the appropriate blank and click "submit" below. You will then receive a list confirmation message from "astronomy". It will contain a hyperlink. Click the hyperlink and you will be confirmed! Once you have confirmed, you can send a message anytime to the list at: firstname.lastname@example.org It would be great if you would send a message introducing yourself, particular interests in astronomy, and what equipment you own - if any. You are welcome to participate in discussions with the other groups on the list. Don't be shy or intimidated! We all start out as beginners! Welcome!
Mark Urwiller - Web Page Administrator
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