The club calendar can be found here.
The board meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 4th, at Anser Charter School.
The membership meeting will be held on Friday, January 6th at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be held at Anser Charter School. For directions check out the BAS1 directions
DUE TO WEATHER "SO I GOT A NEW TELESCOPE FOR CHRISTMAS, NOW WHAT?" WILL BE DELAYED TO FEBRUARY 10.
There is only one star party scheduled for the month and it will be at the Dedication Point location on January 28th. For direction look at the Maps and Photos link.
Watch the BAS1 group for all last minute star party information and Go/No-Go updates.
The club news letter is now available for download. SkyWatcher2016.12.pdf 1.5 Mb
Want to volunteer out at the Bruneau Dunes Observatory? Don't know what do do or what it requires? Open or download the Volunteering pdf to learn more.
BAS is sponsoring an observing program, the Deep Sky 101. For more information, or to get started check out the program page here.
I would like to take a moment to thank the membership for electing me their BAS President for 2017. Continuing on as elected board members will be Vice President, Matt Affenita; Treasurer, Becky Nielsen; and newly elected to the position of Secretary, Diane Bagley. The BAS board will meet on Wednesday, January 4, at 7:00 pm at Anser Charter School 202 E. 42nd St. Garden City to begin planning for the 2017 calendar year and start working on the Stanley Star Party and Solar Eclipse 2017; August 18 - 21, the Idaho Star Party™; September 15 - 16 and affirm the non-elected board members. All BAS members are welcome to join us.
Our next BAS membership meeting will be held on Friday, January 6, at the Anser Charter School, 202 E. 42nd St. Garden City, ID, at 7:00 pm. (Map: Anser Charter School link below). This month’s meeting will feature our annual "I got a Telescope for Christmas, Now what?” event. This is a beginner telescope workshop open to the general public. We’d like to have as many BAS members as possible attend this event and help out potential future astronomers in learning how to set up and operate their telescopes. Members will be paired up with guests who possesses telescope types with which they are familiar. The workshop will take place in a heated and well illuminated room. (Winter weather will preclude outdoor observation.)
In addition to the Idaho Star Party™ and the Solar Eclipse of 2017, we will have another busy year with:
Messier Marathon at Bruneau Dunes State Park, the weekend of April 21 - 22.
Farewell Bend Public Star Party, the weekend of June 16 - 17 near Huntington, Oregon.
Ponderosa Star Public Party, the weekend of August 25 - 26 at McCall.
Monthly Star Parties (schedule to be posted soon).
I would like to take this moment to thank long term Vice-President and President, Randy Holst; for his years of unselfish service and dedication to the Boise Astronomical Society. Randy, was one of the first people (along with Barb Syriac) to convince me to join the Boise Astronomical Society as the newsletter editor, which I was already doing for the Magic Valley Astronomical Society. I was immediately befriended by Randy and made to feel very welcome in the club. So, once again, I thank you Randy for everything you have done both for the Society and for me personally.
SOHO EIT 304 Latest Image (click image for larger view)
Courtesy of SOHO/EIT consortium. SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.
The SOHO project home page can be found here.