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Friday April 19th Meeting



This month Paul Patterson will

regale us with tales of his recent

adventures in the wilds of western

America. Come follow the epic

adventures of the Nomad Astronomer

as he seeks the elusive clear skies.

Paul is a GAC member and

retired from IBM. He purchased an

RV a couple of years ago with the

goal of attending star parties

throughout the United States and

imaging deep sky objects. Paul came

to North Carolina in 1996 from

Kansas and has made NC is home


The Cosmic Campground is

located in southwest New

Mexico in the Gila National

Forest. Club Member, Paul

Patterson, had the opportunity to

stay at this dark sky destination

in October 2018. Paul will share

his experiences at the

campground, it's history and how

this camping experience has

changed how he will choose

future RV road trips in search of

dark skies to image from. The

Cosmic Campground is free and

open to the

As always, GAC members are

invited to gather for dinner prior to

the meeting at the Golden Corral on

Lawndale Dr. at 6:00.