Welcome to the

Star City Astronomy Network

The Star City Astronomy Network (SCAN) is a group of astronomy enthusiasts that actually spend time observing the night sky. There are no "armchair astronomers" here. A requirement of being in this group is being active in observational astronomy and astronomy outreach.

SCAN does not have meetings. We meet when we observe.

 
SCAN has been working with locals schools in promoting and teaching astronomy. Would you like SCAN to help your school? Contact us for information.

SCAN is a supporter and partner in the CLASS Astronomy Outreach Program

SCAN is a supporter of the Astronomy Foundation

SCAN Outreach Events in 2016 - 14 Events Completed - 17 More Scheduled

SCAN Outreach Events in 2015 - 29 Events       

SCAN Outreach Events in 2014 - 26 Events        SCAN Outreach Events in 2013 - 16 Events
SCAN Outreach Events in 2012 - 12 Events       SCAN Outreach Events in 2011 - 14 Events
SCAN Outreach Events in 2010 - 17 Events       SCAN Outreach Events in 2009 - 16 Events
7 Years with No Dues for SCAN Membership SCAN Members have had FREE Membership to the Astronomical League from donations received for 7 straight years. All SCAN members have had their dues paid for the 2016-2017 year by SCAN.
SCAN Member, Michael Overacker, Achieves the Master Observer Award through the Astronomical League SCAN Member, Michael Overacker, completed ten observing programs organized by the Astronomical League. That achievement made Michael Overacker eligible for application of the Master Observer Award. Michael Overacker received award certificate #177 on 11/14/2015
6 Years Straight, No Dues for SCAN Membership SCAN has, once again, provided FREE Membership to the Astronomical League for SCAN members from donations received. All SCAN members have had their dues paid for the 2015-2016 year by SCAN. For those keeping track, that makes it six years straight of no dues for SCAN members and free membership to the Astronomical League.
5 Years Straight, A Benefit of SCAN Membership SCAN has provided FREE Membership to the Astronomical League for SCAN members from donations received from recipients of SCAN outreach events. All SCAN members have had their dues paid for the 2014-2015 year by SCAN. That is five years straight of no dues for SCAN members and free membership to the Astronomical League.  SCAN members have not had to pay club dues since 2010. Congratulations SCAN Members!!!
Michael Overacker, one of SCAN's founding members, was recently approved as a member of the International Meteorite Collectors Association. Michael is IMCA Member #7610. There are only around 400 IMCA Members in the world.
SCAN Member, Scott Overacker, received a Full Tuition Scholarship to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Scott will be studying for a degree in Engineering.
A SCAN Member's Photograph makes the National News SCAN Member, Michael Overacker, went to the Cahas Mountain Overlook to observe the skies, and watch for the launch of the Minotaur V rocket from Wallops Island. The rocket was carrying the LADEE mission vehicle to the moon. The photograph Michael Overacker took that night was featured on the NBC Nightly News on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Here is the broadcast image.

4 Years Straight, Another Great Benefit of SCAN Membership SCAN has, again, provided FREE Membership to the Astronomical League for SCAN members from donations received from recipients of SCAN outreach events. All SCAN members have had their dues paid for the 2013-2014 year by SCAN. That is four years straight of no dues for SCAN members and free membership to the Astronomical League.  SCAN members have not had to pay club dues since 2010. Congratulations SCAN Members!!!
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