ALCON 2023 is in Baton Rouge, LA
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Benefits of MERAL and Astronomical League membership
The Reflector - you will receive a copy of The Reflector, the quarterly magazine of the Astronomical League.
Observing programs - earn pins and certificates by logging observations of various celestial objects. Not only will you earn a nice pin and certificate, you will become a better observer.
Regional events - join fellow astronomy enthusiasts at star gazing and educational events. These events are held at dark sky locations and provide educational opportunities on all astronomical topics.
National convention - attend the annual national convention of the Astronomical League.
Astronomy Day - participate in Astronomy Day, "Bringing Astronomy to the People".
Savings on purchases - enjoy discounts from participating vendors.
Astronomical League store - observing aids, books, clothing, etc.
And perhaps most importantly, you will be a part of the local, regional and national community of amateur astronomers!