Photo Of The Month
Photographer: Burton Briggs Photo: NGC 7023 Taken with 12.5 inch RC Optical Guidance scope and Canon 70d Camera. 23 X 10 minute subs, with darks and flats. Processed in Images Plus 6.5 and PhotoShop CS5. The photo will be updated monthly and voted the during the prior board meeting. Members are welcome to come vote for photos. If you would like to submit a photo please email it privately to the webmaster.
The club calendar can be found here.
The board meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 6th, at Anser Charter School, 202 E. 42nd St., Garden City at 7:00.
There is no membership meeting this month due to the Idaho Star Party. See You all at next month's meeting and watch for the BAS1 emails about the "BAS in photos" theme of the meeting.
The first scheduled star party for the month on Saturday the 15th at Dedication Point. Also the weekend of the 15th is the Idaho Star Party. It is finally here! Click on the ISP tab up on the top of the page or Click here for more info.
The second star party will be at Dedication Point on the 23rd. For directions go to maps
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. SkyWatcher2017.9.pdf 1.3 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.
The Idaho Star Party™ is officially upon us and once again we venture to Bruneau Dunes for our annual event.
This year our guest speaker is Dr. Tanya Harrison, PhD, Director of Research for Arizona State University's Space Technology and Science ("NewSpace") Initiative. You may read about her profile on page 14 of this newsletter. .
There was no monthly meeting this month since we have ISP this month and we will be having our annual Star-B-Que in lieu of a potluck. The Star-B-Que tickets will still be available as will registration if you haven’t already done so at the Eagle Cove Campground Pavilion. Just look for Becky Nielsen or Jeffery Creed our co-coordinators for this year’s event to finalize registration. Don’t forget your packet as it contains your ISP Challenge information as well as registration information.
The final note I would like to add is, bearing unforeseeable circumstances, our past president and emcee for the past Idaho Star Party™ Mr. Art Martini will return to ISP from Las Vegas, NV where he now calls home and will once again emcee our door prize give away.
Hope to see many of you there.
See you there,
David Olsen, President
Boise Astronomical Society
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.