Hi all.

The LVHS Astronomy Club is offering many community presentation and telescope observation nights leading up to the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse (very rare event as you most likely know).

Click here for the most up-to-date schedule  (dates are also posted on the Events Calendar)

Friday 23rd: Our guest presenter (and helper of the club at times) is former NASA engineer Michael Rondot.  He is the dad of one of our club members, and is very generous in sharing his expertise and time.  This is a repeat presentation (as we wanted more people to have the opportunity to experience this) on his career with NASA, followed by what NASA is up to along the lines of getting people to Mars. Please come for this amazing presenation and man!  If clear, the astronomy club will have a star party later in the evening.

These are offered to the Lander community free of charge.  The goals are to raise awareness of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, increase interest in astronomy in general, and to educate the community on a variety of astronomy-related topics.  Presenters will be facilitated by me (Joe Meyer), an  LVHS math teacher and Astronomy Club advisor.  Students will primarily be presenting, but club sponsors and cosponsors may as well be involved with presentations.

These will be held in the LVHS auditorium, with telescope observations out on the football field to follow (pending clear skies of course).  Two club members presented last month,and our next presenter is former NASA engineer (and father of one of our club members) Michael Rondot.  Dr. Rondot is presenting on a few topics, including his experiences with NASA, as well as prospective human travel to Mars.

The next of our several events will be on Monday evening, March 20, starting at 7:15 pm in the LVHS auditorium. If skies will be clear, club members will have telescopes out on the foot all field anticipating your arrival immediately following Michael Rondot's presentation.

For each subsequent presentstion, students and adults will be presenting on a variety of astronomy topics (some solar eclipse related, others not), each presentation followed by (if not cloudy) a community observation on the football field using our club's telescope equipment.

I will do my best to update you preceding each of our events.  My email at the high school is

Please consider attending if you have an interest in astronomy and our night skies!  We hope to see you at some of our events!


Mr. Meyer, LVHS