Astronomical League Presidential Citation Certificate
Carroll Iorg presented Astronomical League Presidential Citation Certificate
to Okie-Tex Chair Mike Dennis honoring us for our twenty-eight annual successful star party.
Larry Beatty receives the Club's President's Award
For extraordinary service to the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club
Awarded December 12th, 2008 to Vice President Larry Beatty for his singular work in the creation and development of Cheddar Ranch Observatory. Because of his remarkable example, the members of this club rose to the challenge with ideas, time, labor, inspiration, materials, and funds, to make this observatory a reality.
The club hereby expresses its everlasting gratitude to Larry for his great leadership in bringing CRO into being.
Christian Bruggeman receives th place in the 2008 Mable Sterns award.
Norman North Astronomy Classes & Club
received an Honorable Mention for their National Astronomy Day efforts
Travis Swaim Receives First place in the Astronomical League Webmaster Award.
Christian Bruggeman gets fifth place in the Astronomical League's Mabel Sterns Award for
Mary Masterman won the 2007 Intel Science Talent Search held in
Washington, D.C., and received a $100,000 college scholarship!!!!!
Mary Masterman wins 2007 Taiwan
International Science Fair2007 Taiwan International Science Fair
Our 2006 Young Astronomer of the
Year continues to amaze us one and all. After winning the Intel Science
Fair last year Mary was invited to fly to Taiwan and compete in the
International Science fair held there.
Her airfare and hotel was paid for and naturally she won again!
John went with her.
Here are some links with information about the event:
Mary you continue to amaze us. Congratulations from all of us at the
July 10, 2006
With the help of many members of the OKC Astronomy Club, Norman North
High School Astronomy Classes & Club has been awarded the Sky and
Telescope Astronomy Day Award for being the "Organization That Did the
Most for its Size". We have been invited to receive our certificate at
the ALCON meeting in Arlington, Texas on August 4-5th! No money for CRO
guys but it's a start. Thanks to all who helped! In spite of the clouds,
our afternoon at the Norman Library was a hit! I keep running into
people who have been with us or have heard of our adventures. We've had
good crowds this June and July for our Dome Shows. 43 (!) kids and
adults showed up for our 3:00 p.m. shop on Friday, July 7th (and we ran
more kids thru earlier and later. Our only problem was the library was
freezing and we all needed blankets or sweaters. On to bigger and better
things next year with the cooperation of Mother Nature and Library
thermostats! The winner of the $250. was the Iranian Astronomical
Society in Tehran, Iran. Thanks again especially to Chad, David, Glen,
Steve and Pete! Your help and support from the Cloud Jinx is
Norman North High School Astronomy Classes & Club has been awarded the
Sky and Telescope Astronomy Day Award
July 7, 2006
I just got the word down last night that of the 200
plus Astronomy Clubs eligible, our own Rebecca Alestick placed fourth in
this year's competition for the best newsletter editor.
Mabel Sterns Award for Newsletter Excellence- Rebecca Alestick
This is something I think we can all be proud of here in the OKCAC and I
wanted to congratulate Rebecca on this recognition of her efforts to
bring us the news and information that keeps our club running.
When you see her, make sure you congratulate her on this award and thank
her for all of her efforts.
June 10, 2006
Travis Swaim - AL Webmaster Award Second
I want to take
this opportunity to congratulate Travis Swaim for the outstanding work
he has done both with our website and with all of the quartermaster work
he does for us.
He is officially the Astronomical League's second place winner of the
2006 best Astronomy Club Website!
Congratulations Travis and thanks for all the great work you do for us.
March 18, 2006
Mary Masterman wins the 2006 National Young Astronomer Award
my great pleasure to announce to you that our own Mary Masterman has
finished first in the Astronomical League's National Young Astronomer
I am sure that each of you share the pride that I feel in knowing that
such an outstanding young lady is associated with our organization and
wish her the very best.
She got a call this afternoon from Bob Gent, the president of the
Astronomical League to inform her of this honor and she will presented
with her award at the ALCON convention in Dallas this August.
We are all very proud of you.
Sky and Telescope article
Astronomy magazine article
Debbie Hipp Wins Second Place in the Mabel Sterns Award for Newsletter
Debbie is in her first full year as
newsletter editor of the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club's publication, the
Her ability as editor to draw contributions from a
number of gifted colleagues and blend these contributions into a crisp,
organized and pleasing package has been remarkable. She has done this
outstanding job while being temporarily relocated out of the immediate
area because of her job.
The newsletter is available in print form as well as
an enhanced version available online.
A recent issue of the newsletter, submitted for the Sterns program,
included a practical article entitled "Building Setting Circles for your
Dob," which describes an inexpensive way to add ALT/AZ setting circles
to a Dobsonian telescope.
Other informative components of that sample newsletter
included Minutes and the financial report from their last Executive
Board Meetings as well as articles of recent observing by members,
including astronomical photos of their observations. Another article
entitled "The Electromagnetic Spectrum"was sparked by the author's
interest in infrared light and how it works in conjunction with night
text from the Astronomical League's Mabel Stern's page