Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society

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Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society

March 11 Meeting: See You in Orbit? A look at the History and Future of Space Tourism by Alan Ladwig

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Alan Ladwig is the Chief of To Orbit Productions that provides consulting services and lectures on space policy, as well the creation of art projects based on space themes. Ladwig is also serving as the Executive Vice President of Communications and a member of the Board of Directors of the Star Harbor Space Academy, a R&D, space training, and education startup company.

He served three terms at NASA Headquarters. During the Obama Administration he served as the head of Public Outreach. Under the Clinton Administration Ladwig established, and was Associate Administrator, of the Office of Policy and Plans. From 1981 to 1989 he was a civil servant and managed a variety of programs for the Office of Education, the Office of Space Flight and the Office of Exploration. He managed both the Shuttle Student Involvement Program and the Space Flight Participant Program. He also served as COO of the Zero Gravity Corporation during its start up phase.


Join Berks Astronomy every 2nd Thursday meetings and 4th Thursday hangouts at 7:30 PM!


Online Meetings 4th Thursdays

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Due to my need to share my love of AstroStuff, we will add 4th Thursday catch-ups via Zoom at the same 7:30 PM meeting time.

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Meeting are held the 2nd Thursday of every month.


Clear Sky Clocks

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Clear Skies Clocks for BCAAS Observers

Pulpit Rock Astronomical Park
Near Hamburg, PA
Pulpit Rock Clear Sky Clock

Bret Cadmus Homestead Observatory
Near Wernersville, PA
Bret Cadmus Homestead Observatory

Carpenter Observatory
Carpenter Observatory

French Creek State Gamelands
Near Douglasville, PA
French Creek




BCAAS Web Links

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Here you will find a wide variety of web-links related to the club.  Some are personal websites for club members, others are great sources of astronomical knowledge.

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Some helpful links for your Astronomical experience:
Light Pollution Map:…
Meteor Logs:
Carpenter Observatory Clear Sky Chart:
Orbital Rocket Launch Schedule:
CN Astronomical Community:


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