On October 22, the Little Colorado River Valley Astronomy Club invited the cadets of Show Low Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol to enjoy a night of education and observation. Astronomy Club members presented educational programs to the cadets about coordinate systems, telescope design, telescope mounts, astronomy planning and a basic orientation of the sky. The club then provided 8 telescopes for viewing and observation. Among other sights, the cadets were able to see a satellite reflect sunlight, a comet and Jupiter and several of its moons.
The Little Colorado River Valley Astronomy Club meets twice a month. One meeting is an indoor meeting at EWS Hobby in Show Low and the other is an outdoor observation meeting. The club has approximately 25 members and is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and education of astronomy and related subjects to members and the general public. The club is interested in promoting astronomy in the schools by providing an educational program similar to that presented to the Civil Air Patrol Cadets. Anyone interested in the club or in arranging for an educational program can visit their web site at LCRVAC.org.