Located Southeast of the Oklahoma City Metro area, Ten Acre Observatory (TAO) is open for use by the area public schools, civic organizations, astronomy students, and the general public at no cost. TAO has a 100' X 200' observing field that is completely surrounded by trees. TAO is the primary viewing site of the Odyssey Astronomy Club. Services at TAO include "Guided Tours of the Night Sky" (using the observatory's 13" Odyssey Telescope) and instructional sessions. All services will be provided By Appointment Only. The Odyssey Astronomy Club is an organization of local amateur astronomers who are interested in participating in the science of Observational Astronomy and in sharing their considerable knowledge of astronomy with anyone wishing to learn. The club meets twice monthly on the two Saturdays closest to the last quarter and the new moon. Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings regardless of membership or access to a telescope. The Odyssey Astronomy Club is a member of the Astronomical League. For information or to let us know that you are coming out to visit, call TAO at (405) 899-4016 Contact Information Ten Acre Observatory: Nick Lazzaro (Owner) - orion2c@aol.com Odyssey Astronomy Club: David Wrenn (Pres.) - dwrenn@cox.net International Year of Astronomy 2009 The United Nations has declared 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy and the Odyssey Astronomy Club and Ten Acre Observatory are scheduled to participate in the monthly events during the year. Anyone interested in helping out with these events please contact Nick at 899 - 4016. For more information check out www.astronomy2009.org. The Odyssey Astronomy Club is composed of Oklahoma City metropolitan area amateur astronomers interested in participating in the science of observational astronomy and in sharing their considerable knowledge of astronomy with anyone wishing to learn. The club meets at the Ten-Acre Observatory for stargazing sessions twice a month -- on the two Fridaysclosest to the last quarter and the new moon. Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings regardless of membership or access to a telescope. The Odyssey Astronomy Club is a member of the Astronomical League. Both Ten-Acre Observatory and the Odyssey Astronomy Club endorse and promote the goals of the International Dark-Sky Association. LINK: http://hometown.aol.com/orion2c/tenacreobservatory.html