Hello everyone, I have been reading many posts here and have learned a great deal from this great community.
I am interested in starting an astronomy club here in western North Dakota. I reside in Tioga, ND, and yes, the oil industry has brought a lot of light pollution to the area but there are still some pretty good skies to be had. Winters can be brutal, but I am currently looking into obtaining some property in a darker sky area up here to place a few observatories and a general use building for meetings and such.
I would like to provide outreach programs for both Adults and our Youth. So if you are in Western North Dakota or Eastern Montana and would be interested in becoming a part of a group of like minded individuals, please let me know. I am also working to obtain a couple of scopes and such that can be "checked out" by members. This is just in the starting stages, but I think we can build a pretty good club and provide a nice atmosphere for young and old to learn about astronomy and the wonders of our Universe.
So please, if you can be of help, or would be interested in joining me to bring the wonders of space to our communities please let me know.
Thank you all, and have a great day.