15480 Empire Rd. Benson, AZ 85602 hm ph: 520-586-2244 Thanks, AJ, for getting the word around on the various Arizona listservers about the upcoming Astronomical League Convention (ALCon) to be held in Tucson from 24-26 June 2010. It has been a long time since there has been an ALCon in AZ and it promises to be a good one! Although the ALCons always have a good slate of speakers with interesting presentations, we in the southwest should have an excellent lineup to offer. Tucson (and all of AZ, really) has an especially good selection of astronomical sites for astro-tourists to see. Meeting people from around the country with your same interest is a definite plus to these get-togethers which usually attract a couple hundred attendees. There will be a good number of vendors to visit, too. As mentioned in the email below, a nice location on Tucson's east side has been chosen for the main event of the ALCon, but it will be awhile before the agenda is set so that if you're interesting in giving a presentation please contact the organizers named in the email below. Clear skies, Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) Chair, Western Region of the Astronomical League ---------- Original Message ---------- From: "AJ Crayon" <acrayon@xxxxxxx> To: "AZ Observing" <AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "SAC Forum" <sac-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [AZ-Observing] Fw: TAAA event Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 08:22:23 -0700 I saw this on the EVAC mailing list and thought someone on AZ Observing or SAC might be interested. Enjoy and thanks Howard! AJ Crayon Phoenix, AZ ----- Original Message ----- From: Howard Israel To: EVACONLINE Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 9:30 PM Subject: [EVACONLINE] TAAA event Hi all, I'm not sure if anyone is aware of this so I am posting FYI. Howard ALCon 2010 to be Held in Tucson, AZ The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, the International Dark-Sky Association, and the Astronomical League will be jointly hosting the annual convention of the League from June 24 until 26, 2010 at the Tucson Hilton East. We are planning for great speakers and exciting tours. The AL holds its annual awards banquet, and it presents major national awards during the conference. Among others, the National Young Astronomer Award will be presented. In addition, astronomy vendors from across the USA will display their latest products. We also expect leaders in IDA's dark sky movement to participate. Keith Schlottman, VP of TAAA, and Bob Gent, a past president of the Astronomical League, are the event's co-chairs. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for additional updates. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. ____________________________________________________________ Click here to find the perfect banking opportunity! http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL2141/fc/BLSrjpTMLukarPg6QKveEVqSSzpK9TVkpWoDSBHCRrKLIK77nLLH7DCUtDy/ -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.