SaddleBrooke Skygazers

Rita Fletcher

You’re invited to the SkyGazers monthly meetings and star parties! All meetings are held in the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center. On February 11, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. a talk by Charlie Walker an American engineer who flew on three Space Shuttle missions in 1984 and 1985 as a payload specialist for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation. He was the first non-government individual to fly in space.

March 11, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Venus Unveiled” by Richard Spitzer.

A look at the discoveries made about Venus from earliest historic times through the space race and current observations.

Spitzer is a retired science/computer teacher who taught high school astronomy.


Held at the SaddleBrooke Softball Field

February 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Beehive star cluster, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Double Star Cluster

March 19, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Moon, Mercury and Venus, Moon, Pinwheel Galaxy, double star Castor, Crab Nebula

April 11, 6:50-7:30 p.m., No moon, Venus, Bode’s Galaxy

May 17, 7:16–8:00 p.m., three days old Jupiter, Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

June 12, 7:31–8:00 p.m., No moon Jupiter, Ring Nebula

Membership is $10 per individual; please make check payable to SaddleBrooke SkyGazers and mail to Sam Miller 62930 E. Silkwood Way, Tucson AZ 85739. Members enjoy discounted trips, socials, sale items and a members’ only website.