Apollo Rendezvous 2017
The Miami Valley Astronomical Society
The 47th Annual Apollo Rendezvous
Apollo Rendezvous is one of the noted annual gatherings of amateur astronomers in the Midwest. Each year, amateur astronomers join with friends and colleagues from around the world at the birthplace of aviation, Dayton, Ohio.
Saturday kicks off at 9:00 AM, at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, with presentations scheduled throughout the day. The day continues with vendors, planetarium shows, door prizes and raffles. Weather permitting, the evening will wind down with a BBQ and star-gazing at John Bryan State Park Observatory.
This year's vendors, committed to fill your astronomy needs.
Food and Drink
A box lunch will be available for purchase in advance. Please see the Box Lunch Order Form for choices.
Apollo Rendezvous once again offers great door/raffle prizes. Many vendors have supplied us with great astronomical items to be given away. You must be present to win. Donations from:
Stargaze and BBQ
Apollo Rendezvous concludes with a star gaze and BBQ on Saturday night for all who attend the daytime session. Both activities are held at our dark sky site, John Bryan Observatory, inside John Bryan State Park. Bring your scope or check out the views from the many club scopes on display--weather permitting of course.
Camping at John Bryan Observatory
There will be NO camping at John Bryan Observatory on Friday night. If you wish to camp, you may do so at the park's campground located on the right as you enter the park. Check with the Park Office upon arrival. Reservations can be made online here.
"Robots in Space - The Exploration of Our Solar System"
"Recent Adventures with Hubble Space Telescope"
Speaker: G. Fritz Benedict
"23 Years of Amateur Astronomy"
Speaker: Charlie Warren
"Clear Skies – Forecasting the Final Frontier"
Speaker: Tara Hastings