[AZ-Observing] ALCON 2010 Update

  • From: "Keith Schlottman" <keith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <taaaforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <haclist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 22:48:05 -0700

The Astronomical League, Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, and
International Dark Sky Association are hosting ALCON 2010 in Tucson, June
24th - 26th.  In addition, Lunt Solar Systems will hold their annual Arizona
Solar Conference, and IDA will hold their Annual General Meeting at the same
This will likely be the largest amateur astronomy event in Arizona for many
years - you don't want to miss it!

ALCON has everything you can ask for:

-Outstanding speaker lineup;

-Plenty of well-known vendors showing and selling their products;

-Editors from the major astronomy magazines in attendance;

-Opportunities for star parties, banquets, and social fellowship;

-Solar observing through various specialized telescopes;

-inexpensive registration fees;

-Free youth admission;

-Discounted college student admission;

-Very cool T-shirts and other swag;

-Some very nice door prizes including telescopes;

-Silent auction for astronomy equipment and accessories;

-and much, much more!

All this right here in Arizona.

We will be accepting registrations right up until the convention, but I
encourage everyone to sign up asap.  There will be a price increase after
June 1st, so you should take care of it before then.

Note that the convention hotel is already sold out (this is going to be a
big convention!) - if you need hotel rooms, contact us for nearby

To register now, or for more information, visit the ALCON website at:


Also - if you represent a non-profit astronomy club, you may be eligible for
a free exhibit table - contact us for more information.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding this to anyone who may be

See you all there!

Keith Schlottman

Co-Chair, Astronomical League ALCON 2010

Vice-President/President-elect, Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association



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