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2013 Schedule

8/03/13 CVAS 50th Anniversary Star Party (check their website for details)
8/03/13 CAA in Spencer, OH
8/10/13 MVAS in Warren, OH
9/07/13 BRAS - Birmingham, Ohio
10/04-6/13 Hidden Hollow - RAS - Mansfield, OH


WHAT IS THE OHIO TURNPIKE ASTRONOMERS ASSOCIATION?

The OTAA was formed in 1956 by four astronomy clubs that were located near the Ohio Turnpike. The organization was intended to open communication between astronomy clubs by setting dates for Ohio clubs to hold their conventions. Members of OTAA are astronomy clubs and institutions, it is not open to individuals. Members of the clubs that belong to OTAA are all considered to be members of the OTAA. Today, the OTAA clubs are not all located on the Turnpike. Our activities include our yearly conventions-produced by our member clubs and special activities such as setting up observing sites for special events like eclipses.

It is our hope to unite all the clubs of Ohio, by co-ordinating the dates of conventions to avoid conflicts and by keeping the lines of communication open between our members and amateurs astronomers. The first item listed as the purpose of the OTAA is to promote interest and activities in astronomy and related science. Most of our members have similar statements in their own by-laws. Special activites may be undertaken by the OTAA (determined by the executive board) if the activity is intended to further the progress of astronomy and/or public education.

If you would like to become a member of OTAA, then you are urged to become a member of one of our member organizations. Use the following list to find the club closest to you.

ASTRONOMY CLUB OF AKRON
704 S. Sharton Circle
Akron, OH 44319
CUYAHOGA ASTRONOMICAL ASSN
P. O. Box 868
No. Olmsted,OH 44070
BLACK RIVER ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
19951 Mosher Road
Wellington,OH 44090
CHAGRIN VALLEY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 11
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
MAHONING VALLEY ASTRON SOCIETY
1076 State Rte 534 NW
Newton Falls, OH 44444-9514
TUSCARAWAS ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
1315 East High Ave.
New Philadelphia,OH 44663-3201
RICHLAND ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Warren Rupp Observatory
5127 O'Possum Run Road
Mansfield, OH 44901-9998
WILDERNESS CENTER ASTRONOMY CLUB
P.O. Box 202
Wilmot, Ohio
Rest in Peace
MIDWEST SPACE DEVELOPMENT CORP
Disband November 1999
GREENBELT ASTRONOMY CLUB
58-D Crescent Rd.
Greenbelt,MD 20770

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