Celebrating our one-year anniversary 
of ODSI's 'First Light'
In 2018, the 'First Light' dedication ceremony was held at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center, an outreach program in South Phoenix operated by the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (aka The Phoenix Zoo).
Star Party on 9/21 Reaches Youth, Young Adults and Families!
Thanks to all our great club members who helped with making the event on September 21 a terrific one, filled with amazing viewing and learning!

Additional thanks to our NASA Space Grant Scholars from ASU - Kara, Ethan, Julian, and Brielle!

All-Arizona Star Party
Evenings of October 25 and 26 - All Arizona Star Party

Hovatter Airfield - map found at the bottom of this webpage.
Upcoming Meetings
October 5 | 6 - 10 p.m. | Meeting and Private Star Party 
Family and Friends invited to celebrate our 6 month anniversary of SMAC! If you want, please bring a snack to share.

November 2 | 6 - 9:30 p.m. | Regular Meeting 
Join us for a stimulating conversation with John Malloy, whose research at ASU focuses on the universality of life, here on Earth and for other planets.

December 7 | 6 - 9:30 p.m. | Regular Meeting
SMAC T-shirts Available!
We will have
TWO STYLES of SMAC t-shirts 
for our club! 

Gray with glow-in-the-dark graphic will be $10 and white with animated ODSI will be $18.  Choose yours at our upcoming meeting!

Upcoming Outreach at SMEEC
November 7 | 5 - 8 p.m. 
Stargazing at Phoenix College STEAM event (off-site)

November 23 | 6 - 9 p.m. Public Star Party at SMEEC
Please come bring your scope, help provide short public talks, or help run our astronomy activities for youth! 
Other Ways to Help With SMAC
  • Recruit others who have that curiosity and wonderment that makes our club special!
  • Take on an open Steering Committee position - contact Lisa to learn more, or come for our next meeting at 5:30 on September 7.
  • Know a Potential SMAC Sponsor? There are benefits for businesses and organizations who'd like to participate - let's talk!
  • Help with Club meeting presentations!
NEW: Learning Community for SMAC Members!
Let Alex know if you would like to be included in our new astronomy learning group! Your participation will mean receiving special learning prompts, links, and suggested reading, and also invite you to join in on discussions about books, articles, current events, etc.
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