The CAA OTAA convention will be held at the Letha House Park building and grounds the afternoon and night of July 30, 2011. Registration starts at 3 p.m. There will be an Observatory demonstration session at 4 p.m. to learn about our new “Push To” equipment. Potluck dinner at 5 p.m., followed by a door-prize raffle, and then our speaker Jay Reynolds at 8 p.m. The subject of Reynolds’ talk will be the Cassini Saturn mission. The Club will provide hot dogs, brats, and lemonade. Bring a dish to share for the potluck!
In addition to reserving our observatory site and the excellent new Letha House building for the day, we have also reserved the pavilion area across the road. The pavilion features an open shelter with picnic tables, plenty of parking space, and a large open area suitable for setting up telescopes. The pavilion area may be even darker than the space around our observatory, which is unfortunately affected by the headlights of cars driving past on Spencer Lake Road and by outdoor lights from a house across the road. With both sections of Letha House Park reserved for our use, we will have plenty of room for telescopes. Now all we have to hope for are clear skies. See the flyer for further details (click here for PDF).