Outreach and Observing Information

SCAN is a group that is dedicated to observations and Astronomy Outreach. We utilize the AMOV, Astronomy Mobile Outreach Vehicle, built and operated by Michael Overacker, one of the founding members of the Star City Astronomy Network.

Previous Outreach Events

Outreach with Mountain Lake Astronomy Elderhostel Outreach with the Roanoke Valley Master Naturalists
Outreach with North Cross School SCAN has many Outreach Events scheduled for 2016
Outreach with the Blue Ridge Council of the Girl Scouts Outreach with the University of Scouting with the Boy Scouts

Upcoming Outreach Events

SCAN will be working with the Lynchburg College Belk Observatory

Upcoming Observing Weekends

SCAN lets the group know of upcoming weekends that can be conducive to darker skies for Deep Sky Observing. SCAN usually observes at the SCAN observing site at Milepost 139 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Cahas Mountain Overlook. Observing starts just after sunset on each respective night. Please be aware that these are nights that have the possibility of SCAN members observing. We WILL NOT be at all of these observing nights due to weather, or other member responsibilities. If you want to know if we will be observing on any particular night, contact us and ask.

 

2016 Scheduled SCAN Observings

Friday, December 11, 2015 and Saturday, December 12, 2015  
Friday, January 1, 2016 and Saturday, January 2, 2016 Friday, July 1, 2016 and Saturday, July 2, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016 and Saturday, January 9, 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 and Saturday, July 30, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016 and Saturday, January 30, 2016 Friday, August 5, 2016 and Saturday, August 6, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016 and Saturday, February 6, 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 and Saturday, August 27, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016 and Saturday, February 27, 2016 Friday, September 2, 2016 and Saturday, September 3, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016 and Saturday, March 5, 2016 Friday, September 23, 2016 and Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016 and Saturday, April 2, 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 and Saturday, October 1, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016 and Saturday, April 9, 2016 Friday, October 21, 2016 and Saturday, October 22, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016 and Saturday, April 30, 2016 Friday, October 28, 2016 and Saturday, October 29, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 Friday, November 18, 2016 and Saturday, November 19, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016 and Saturday, May 28, 2016 Friday, November 25, 2016 and Saturday, November 26, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016 and Saturday, June 4, 2016 Friday, December 23, 2016 and Saturday, December 24, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016 and Saturday, June 25, 2016 Friday, December 30, 2016 and Saturday, December 31, 2016