San Juan Stargazers to discuss nano-satellite project

By Joan Mieritz

Special to The PREVIEW

The San Juan Stargazers are very thankful for our amazing universe, but we will not meet on Thanksgiving. The Pagosa Springs Visitors Center conference room (Hot Springs Boulevard and the San Juan River) has been reserved for Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. for our monthly meeting.

We will be learning about one of the newest big projects in astronomy, sending nano-satellites to our nearest star, Alpha Centuri. This is the wild and crazy idea of Stephen Hawking and scientists are working to make his fantasy a reality. I invite you to join our wonderfully curious group to have a fun night of dreaming about this and the future of astronomy.

We have available beautiful 2017 astronomy calendars for only $10. They normally sell for much more and profits will go to our scholarship fund. Call our club number to place your order.

The San Juan Stargazers are part of the Astronomical League, which includes clubs from all over the U.S. We have a great website,, as well as an email address,, and a club phone number, 385-8286 to help communicate with the public.

Anyone interested in learning more about astronomy is invited to come to all our events.