Two of Our Own to Fly on SOFIA!


ed10-0182-01SFAAA members Nathan Mahoney  and Héllen Távora have been selected to become Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors aboard NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).  This is a huge honor – for its cycle 2 program NASA selected 12 teams from 10 states.  Only one team of two people was selected from the entire State of Florida, and both members of the team are members of our club!  After their flight opportunities, our Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors will take what they learned back to their classrooms and into their communities to promote science literacy.

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MEADE LX-200 10″

NEW TELESCOPE IN THE DOME            MEADE LX-200 10″      Club President Monroe Pattillo making final adjustments on the installation of our newly donated telescope.  The telescope and accessories were graciously donated by Ely Silk a past member of the SFAAA.

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park This preserve protects one of the largest remaining stretches of Florida dry prairie, home to an array of endangered plants and animals. While driving the five-mile-long road into the park, visitors can enjoy sweeping vistas of grasslands reminiscent of the Great Plains of the Midwest. The park offers excellent seasonal birding opportunities and is […]