2019 SARA Western Post Conference Comments

Well, I had a great time at the SARA West conference. Everyone was really nice and welcoming, and there were many amazing presentations. Honestly, I didn't know quite what to expect. I've done a little bit, a very little bit, of radio astronomy with my students: some Project Jove, some meteorite detection using ionospheric reflection. But mostly, my astronomy work has been with neutrinos on the IceCube neutrino detector at the South Pole, and the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, and “regular” optical astronomy using telescopes that look like telescopes.

SARA at the Orlando HamCation 2019

SARA was once again represented at the Orlando HamCation.

Tom Crowley and Dennis Farr attended the show and displayed IBT and SuperSID while giving out membership and grant information brochures.


2019 Tenth SARA Western Conference

The 2019 (tenth) SARA Western Conference will be held at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Center Green conference facility in Boulder, Colorado on March 23 to 24, 2019.  UCAR is the management organization that manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) for the National Science Foundation. Information about UCAR and NCAR is available here: https://www.ucar.edu

BOK Academy in Lake Wales, FL announces the installation of their Radio Telescope

Bok Academy offers a unique educational opportunity that exemplifies and honors the life of the philanthropist Edward W. Bok, who in the 1920’s, created a sanctuary of beauty, serenity, and peace in Lake Wales. Bike trips to Bok Tower Gardens enable our students to really connect with the legacy of the Bok family.

The project took a lot longer than anticipated due to hurricane Irma, which in 2017 destroyed the dish they had installed and one of their main buildings.

SARA at the 9th Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall

The Astronomy Festival on the National Mall in Washington DC is an annual event sponsored by Hofstra University and organized by Dr. Donald Lubowich,  Coordinator of Astronomy Outreach. This year the even was scheduled for Saturday June 23th from 6 to 11 pm, to feature solar, optical, and radio telescope observations of the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn; hands-on activities, demonstrations, hand-outs, posters, banners, and videos...


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