David H. Levy is an astronomer, science writer and discoverer of comets and minor planets, who co-discovered Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 in 1993, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994. His talk will be entitled “Talk, Text & Tunes: A Nightwatchman’s Journey.”
Bryan Cogdell is an astro-photographer & telescope expert with 18 years’ experience in the consumer telescope industry. Bryan is currently Product Manager for astronomical telescope products at Meade Instruments. He specializes in “weekend warrior imaging” and is always traveling to the best dark skies. He has given night sky tours & astrophotography talks around the world, and has recently been a featured speaker at the Sequoia National Park Dark Sky Festival and the Northeast Astro-Imaging Conference. Bryan loves sharing his knowledge & enthusiasm with others. You can find some of his work here on stellarscapes.net.
This year’s RTMC Astronomy Expo will be held May 24-28, as planned. However, starting in 2019, the RTMC will no longer be held at Camp Oakes on Memorial Day weekend. Camp Oakes has informed us that after this year, they will use that weekend for other events. As an alternative, they are offering weekends in late summer. This will affect our guests and vendors, so we want to inform you in advance. As the RTMC board of directors considers our options, we welcome your input. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com. Martin Carey, RTMC AE President
Welcome to our 50th RTMC! Our engaging speakers will talk on a variety of subjects. If you are a beginner, we have programs with our Beginner’s Corner. Around the camp you will enjoy solar observations during the day and an awesome star party at night featuring large telescopes under mostly moonless skies. Of course, our vendors will tantalize you with their incredible products. So come and be part of the RTMC tradition and experience the sky with friends.