ALLIANCE FOR ASTRONOMY INC
August 18, 2010
I have been involved with ASEM activities since few months now, and I am already
on my way learning many new things. Started with Basic Observing class, I got
used to the Astro-terms very quickly. This organization has lot of resources for
the members to use. To begin with the club has a wonderful observatory site on
the western outskirts of St Louis, and some good telescopes - 10" and 16" ones.
With 32" already under way and equipments to do astrophotography, this club
offers ample opportunities to grow as a amateur astronomer.
The club is headed by Jim Roe and is supported by many others who are well-learnt
and well experienced in this field. When I joined the club, all the members
warmly welcomed me and allowed me to learn at my own pace. There are monthly
meetings which are very useful in keeping abreast of latest happenings in the night
skies, many community outreach activities like volunteering for scouts, schools, etc.
The club also undertakes special class like the recent beginning digital imaging.
The members of this club comprises astronomers with different knowledge and skillsets,
from mere observers to beginner telescope users and advanced astronomers who work on
deep sky astrophotography. Anyone involving with this group will amply benefit from the
members' experience and resources this club has to offer.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
(1) Has brought me closer to my childhood passion
(2) Allowed me to grow as a amateur astronomer
(3) Meet new fellow astronomers
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Learning the skies and equipment, ablity to use club equipment and take digital photos.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
The poeple are extremely warm and welcoming. They are absolute good company.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
outgrow as one of the best astronomy clubs in midwest US.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Active member of this club.