AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS' ASSOCIATION
Member of the Astronomical League.
For information on club programs,
email Dr. Wooten at email@example.com
and ask to be put on the email notification list.
Escambia Amateur Astronomers' Association is a non-profit educational
organization which was founded in 1976 (a resurrection of a previous
incarnation that began in the early 60's and died when the majority of its
members went off to college), and was revived to continue to serve the
Florida panhandle and south Alabama area. EAAA is a member of The
Astronomical League, SERAL (Southeast Region of the Astronomical League)
Memberships include both local club membership and correspondent memberships
for those outside of the Northwest Florida area.
Membership benefits include: subscription to the monthly newsletter,
certificate eligibility for the EAAA Education Program, "loan"
equipment for $1.00 per month, activities and informational meetings that
advance knowledge of astronomy and equipment use, and membership and benefits
as accorded to members of the Astronomical League and SERAL (the South East
Region of the Astronomical League) which includes certificate programs in
their "Observe" programs and subscription to any publications such
as the AL "Reflector" or the SERAL newsletter.
Membership benefits include a subscription to the monthly EAAA newsletter,
and Astronomical League membership with the above mentioned subscriptions and
observing program certificate benefits.
Regular and Family Membership.....$24.00
Student and Senior Membership.....$12.00
if you are planning a visit to the Pensacola /
northwest Florida area, and would like to participate in a stargaze, you are
welcome to join in any EAAA activities, including stargazes at dark sky
sites, or club meetings.
Maps of the location of Pensacola State College and the PSC Planetarium can
be provided for those who might be visiting Pensacola at a time when the club
is having a general meeting or a publicized event. For a map locating
Escambia Amateur Astronomers' Association, please send an SASE to:
Dr. Wayne Wooten
1000 College Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32504
EAAA activities include: regular stargazes at dark sky sites; hosting the Fort
Pickens Sky Interpretation sessions bi-weekly each summer; school
presentations; Astronomy and Space Exploration Merit Badge counseling for Boy
Scouts of America; organized, public lunar or solar eclipse watches; Young
Astronaut Chapter 1578; comet watches (when practical); Earth Day/Astronomy
Day displays, and various other activities which include two social events
per year--a Perseid picnic in the second week of
August, and a December Christmas party that includes a "covered
dish" social and the distribution of presents to children age 12 and
Occasionally, the EAAA has been asked to take pledges for Public Television as a community
service. The club occasionally takes on humanitarian or educational
The EAAA also has a valuable Education Program
that introduces new amateurs to basic astronomical concepts, and is a good
beginning for a workable knowledge of astronomical procedures. After
the initial open book test, points are awarded for participation in various
activities to advance through the various levels and attain the corresponding
certificate of completion.
monthly newsletter, The Meteor, is distributed to a membership approaching 200,
and to approximately 200 correspondent clubs, schools, civic and scientific
organizations, and individuals. The subscription cost
is $10.00, and may be mailed to club Treasurer, Jim Larduskey at 4660 Shannon Circle, Pensacola, Florida
One of EAAA's most popular
features is its collection of various telescopes and equipment which may be
checked out by club members for the low price of $1.00 per month. This
loan program allows newer members who do not have equipment to experiment
with various styles and sizes of telescopes, and determine what they would
prefer to purchase. The 8" Celestron may
only be checked out by those who have completed Level III of the EAAA
Education Program. It also allows members who have very large telescopes
to participate in star gazes without having to transport the large, unwieldy
Do I Contact?
For a free copy of the current newsletter, send your name and address and
request to Dr. Wooten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to the monthly newsletter, the "Meteor" ($10.00/year)
EAAA annual dues:
$24.00 for regular and family memberships
$12.00 for seniors (age 60 and up)
$12.00 for student memberships (must be currently enrolled in a course of
study at any institution)
Send checks payable to EAAA at:
4660 Shannon Circle
Pensacola, FL 32504
ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE LIAISON:
(Astronomical League Correspondent) and Editor of the "Meteor"
Dr. Wayne Wooten
(850) 484-1152 (voice mail)
MUNSON OBSERVING COORDINATOR:
OKALOOSA-WALTON OBSERVING COORDINATOR:
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