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West Texas Astronomers                     

Midland, Texas                                   


West Texas Astronomers
c/o Blakemore Planetarium
1705 W. Missouri
Midland, TX 79701-6516
(432)683-2882   FAX: (432)570-7077

Star Party Indicator
Public Star Party Status:
October 3, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Star Party is ON
Observing Session Status:
October 24, 2014 07:07 p.m.
Observing Session will probably occur
Current Observing Conditions
Welcome to the home page of the West Texas Astronomers.This page is updated frequently, and new information will be added as time allows. We hope you check back occasionally to see what's going on under our West Texas skies!

The club meets every month on the 2nd Monday (except July, when we hold a picnic) at 7:30 p.m.at the Blakemore Planetarium at the Museum of the Southwest. Here is a map to the Planetarium.


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Tell me about the West Texas Astronomers. We always have a program at the monthly meeting and the public is welcome.
Want to JOIN the West Texas Astronomers?  Here is our Membership Form. Several times each year we host a Public Star Party at the Planetarium on Friday nights. Be sure to check the Star Party Indicator above to make sure we haven't cancelled because of weather.
Check out the latest Weather for our area. Links to astrophotography from some of our club members.
Information for Beginners.
Astronomy Links


Below is a list of the current club officers. Please contact any of them for information about amateur astronomy, or for questions about the club.
Office 2014 Officer E-mail
President Love SwimmingBear email Bear
Vice-President Charles Hemann email Charles
Secretary Jim Camp email Jim
Treasurer Don Ekerty email Don
Newsletter Jim Camp email Jim

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Club-related email for club members is handled through our Yahoo Group (westtxastro). If you are a club member but have not joined the Yahoo Group, enter your email address and click the Yahoo Groups icon below, or email Les for help so your email address can be added. The Yahoo Group is our primary means of coordinating viewing sessions and a great way to stay in touch with other club members between events.
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