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The Arkansas Oklahoma Astronomical Society is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the public's awareness about the science of astronomy and to increasing the application of astronomical science in education. The AOAS primary focus is the region around Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The AOAS is a proud member of the Astronomical League, an association of member societies that all have the same mission - to promote the science of astronomy. The AL is made up of over 200 member organizations from around the United States, as well as individual members-at-large from around the world, who all wish to contribute to the same goal. The Astronomical League is well known as the administrators of nearly two dozen observing award certificates, including the Binocular, Messier, and Herschel Club certificates

The Arkansas/Oklahoma Astronomical Society is also proud to be a part of the Night Sky Network, an educational outreach program sponsored by NASA (National Aeronautic and Space Administration,) the JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory,) and the ASP (Astronomical Society of the Pacific.) The purpose of the NSN program and one of the functions of the club as well, is to make public observing nights available to the public and area school programs, to introduce the night sky to everyone interested in astronomy.

AOAS holds meetings on a monthly basis in Mountainburg, Arkansas. AOAS meetings are held at the Lake Fort Smith Visitor Center. Our meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 7:00PM and ending about 9:00PM. As always, all AOAS regular meetings, events, and observing nights (star parties,) are free and open to the public. And of course, families are always welcome.

Meeting topics include various aspects of late-breaking astronomy news, observing techniques, amateur telescope making, astro-imaging, and other subjects such as equipment tips & tricks, and upcoming technology for amateur astronomers.


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Become a card-carrying member of AOAS. Paying dues gives you several advantages over other registered users, including a subscription to the club newsletter, an AOAS.ORG e-mail address, use of club materials, including books and telescopes, and access to the Coleman Observatory facilities. On top of all that, you also qualify for a 20% discount on all books at any Books-A-Million location.

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