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Various Acronyms Used by RCA Members

AAVSO = American Association of Variable Star Observers
AL = Astronomical League

ALPO = Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers
AMS = American Meteor Society
ASP = Astronomical Society of the Pacific

BEAS = Boeing Employees' Astronomical Society
BPA = Battle Point Astronomical Association on Vashon Island, WA

EAS = East Side Astronomical Society in Bellevue, WA
EAS = Eugene Astronomical Society
EAS = Everett Astronomical Society

FPMO = Friends of Pine Mountain Observatory 35 miles SE of Bend, OR

GSSP = Golden State Star Party Near Adin, CA

HVA = Heart of the Valley Astronomers in Corvallis, OR

IDA = International Dark Sky Association
IOTA = International Occultation Timing Association
ITS = Indian Trail Spring home of the OSP 50 miles east of Prineville, OR

JPL = Jet Propulsion Labs

LGGGN = Local Galaxy Group & Galactic Neighborhood AL program sponsored by RCA

MTCC = Mt Hood Community College has a planetarium
MBSP - Mt Bachelor Star Party hosted by the SNRO

NASA = National Aeronautical and Science Association
NS45 = Night Sky 45 club in Salem, OR
NWAG = Northwest Astronomy Group in Vernonia, OR
NWRAL = Northwest Region of the Astronomical League

OMSI = Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
OSP = Oregon Star Party held 50 miles east of Prineville, OR

PMO = Pine Mt. Observatory

S&T = Sky & Telescope Magazine
SNRO = Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory south of Bend, OR
SPU = Spousal Permission Units (trade of favors for permission to buy new equipment)
SWS = Southwest Washington Stargazers in Battleground, WA

TAS = Tacoma Astronomical Society
TMSP = Table Mountain Star Party northwest of Ellensburg, WA

VSA = Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers

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