For this piece, I had the pleasure of meeting with a local astronomy club called the Crystal Coast Stargazers. I found them to be truly enthusiastic about all things astronomy and a very knowledgeable group of people.
They have a formal meeting once a month but go out on viewing excursions whenever the weather allows, setting up their telescopes and cameras to enjoy the sky themselves or allow others to see nature’s wonders up close for the first time. Some of the members have special cameras and lenses they attach to their telescopes allowing them to capture breathtaking photos as seen in the article.
The club is a member of the Nigh Sky Network which allows them access to NASA materials for their own use as well as training other amateurs new to the hobby. They were truly a wonderful group to meet and from just one meeting, it was easy to see they were more like a small family than a club.
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