Amateur Astronomers Association of New York – Amateur Astronomers Association of New York
Taras Hnatyshyn was an avid member of this group and as his widow I kept his email and Flickr pro accounts active. A few weeks ago he was contacted by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and two of his astronomy photographs Uranus and Neptune will be used in their educational materials. I don't think an amateur astronomy photographer could achieve anything higher than this and I am so proud of his work. Literally millions of viewers will now see his photographs with his name credited.
Our mission statement: to bring astronomy to the public and provide astronomy resources to members expresses our commitment not only to serve our members, but also to educate and inspire the public. Amateur Astronomy is about helping others, learning, doing, and having fun! Reach for the Universe! Over the years our activities have grown with our membership.