The National
Deep Sky Observers Society

Founded in 1976, the National Deep Sky Observers Society has become a world-wide organization. With a strong presence in the U.S. and Canada, NDSOS members also hale from such countries as France, Spain, Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia.

There are many national and international astronomical societies, but the NDSOS is the only organization dedicated to serving the needs of those who scan the skies for galaxies, nebulae, and clusters ... the amateur deep sky observer!

Benefits of membership in the society include the following:

Betelgeuse - The Journal of the National Deep Sky Observers Society is a quarterly which publishes regular observing columns, including perspectives from north of the equator as well as the southern view from "Down Under", member observations, Society news, and articles of interest specifically tailored for the deep sky observer.
The Practical Observer - Members receive a discounted subscription to TPO , an independent commercial quarterly that focuses on observing techniques, product reviews and opinion articles for the amateur astronomer.
Data Services - The NDSOS Data Coordinators facilitate access to a variety of professional databases and catalogues (many of which are now out of print or hard to find). Data, charts and images are provided for research, object identification, observation verification, as illustrations for articles, etc.
Networking - The NDSOS publishes yearly membership rosters which include addresses and areas of interest to help members with similar interests share experiences and information. All articles published in Betelgeuse include the addresses where authors may be contacted.

Discussion Topics
What is Deep Sky Observing? World of Astronomy
Some Challenges Globular Clusters
Galaxy Clusters Open Star Clusters

Membership in the NDSOS

$24 in the U.S.
$27 in Canada or Mexico
$29 All Others

Membership Application

What's Up?

The next issue of BETELGEUSE will highlight:
Observing globular clusters in M31 (with finder chart) - Alan Goldstein,
The 12 least observed Messier objects - Colin Butler,
A small group of galaxies in Antlia - Jenni Kay,
Some "new" asterisms - Bruce Kelsey,
Some autumn galaxy groups - Alan Goldstein,
Double stars in Taurus - Gy Okeson and more.

The National Deep Sky Observers Society

1607 Washington Boulevard,
Louisville, KY 40242, USA

or e-mail: deepskyspy@aol.com

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