The mission of the Rose City
Astronomers is to provide opportunities for our members, as well as the
general public, to pursue their education and interest in astronomy.
This mission is shared by countless amateur astronomy clubs and groups
throughout the United States and around the world. We all share an
interest in the night sky, and we love to share it with others. At the
same time, we are eager to enjoy viewing the splendors of the night sky
only seen from other parts of the world.
Building upon independent
efforts of club members, RCA has established a Sister Club Program “for
the purpose of sharing mutual astronomical interests and resources” with
astronomy clubs in far-away places.
Current Sister Clubs:
• Grupo de Astronomos
Mendocinos Aficionados (GAMA), Mendoza, Argentina [see: GAMA History]
Recently, RCA has joined the
Astronomers Without Borders club pairing
program which offers another exciting way for RCA and our members to
develop relationships with other amateur astronomers and clubs around
the world. We look forward to working with global clubs on common
interests such as public outreach, growing our clubs, and sharing
cultural and astronomical experiences. While some of these
relationships may evolve into a formal Sister Club relationship,
others may remain as informal friendships and exchange of visits. As
the world grows more intertwined, we are happy to participate in
whatever form of friendship may develop with our fellow astronomers,
where ever they are.
If you would like to find out more about the RCA Sister Club Program, or
have an interest in exploring a relationship with RCA, please contact
Margaret McCrea, RCA Sister Club Program Coordinator at
RCA Sister Club guidelines