Hello CloudyNights EAA Community! You're invited to join us via Zoom for the October Gathering of the CloudyNights EAA Team on Saturday night, Oct. 2nd, for two hours beginning at 8pm Pacific time in North America. We'll have several team members with their scopes ready to show "live sky-views." Come meet your CloudyNights Community and be a part of the gang. The registration link is below. (Note that we register in advance so we can help the group understand who might be "live" with a scope and what topics we might be able to cover/request. So the link below is to register in advance - then you'll receive a personalized link from Zoom -- more like registering for a webinar in advance.)
This gathering springs from the CloudyNights team-based Messier Marathon we staged this past March. To get an idea of what our previous meeting was like, watch this recorded Zoom meeting:
Group Discussions have helped us design a rotating schedule that favors a different region of the community, allowing participants from each region to have at least one "prime-time viewing" slot each quarter. The current discussion favors a schedule something like this:
Europe on a Saturday night,
West Coast USA on a Saturday night,
East Coast USA on a Friday,
Australia/Asia participants on a Saturday night in Sydney, Australia
Then we repeat the four-month cycle. So we just did the meeting that favored Australia. This one favors Europe.
To figure times in your own time zone, see if this will help:
To register, just click to the link below. We hope you can join in the fun! We'll view objects and give everyone on the call a chance to introduce himself/herself. If possible, each participant will have 5 minutes or so to "show and tell," or ask questions about areas of development in the astro hobby. And it's all free!
Please register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you don't see it fairly soon after registering, please check your spam filter or folder (or a "social" tab) to see if it went there by mistake. If for some reason you don't receive this link please send a CloudyNights direct message to EmeraldHills for help and we'll make sure you receive it. We've created a forum thread to discuss this meeting.
(Please be kind enough not to message this thread with discussion about the meeting itself. This thread is for announcements only and your reply will be deleted by hard-working, underpaid [volunteer] moderators who are trying to keep the forum organized. We're very grateful for their tireless service and we honestly don't want to create more work for them. : ) )
The gathering will be recorded so you can watch it later if you're unable to attend in person. To receive a copy of the recording link, just register for the event but please specify, "can't attend; Please just send the link," to the question asking if you actually plan to attend.
Hope you can come!
Doug and the 50+ members of the CloudyNights EAA Team!