We invite you to join us at the 2010 meeting of the North Central Region of the Astronomical League (NCRAL). NCRAL 2010 will be held on April 16-17, 2010 in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

The event will be hosted by the Twin City Amateur Astronomers who will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the club.

The theme of the meeting is Generations: The Beginning and Evolution of Modern Astronomy

We will discuss the Beginings of Modern Astronomy with an emphesis on Galileo, his life, his instruments and his tragic end.

We will follow through the Evolution of Modern Astronomy discussing the developments in scientific instruments and their impact on our understanding of the universe.

We will try to give you a peek at the Future of Modern Astronomy discussing the current and planned developments astronomy.