The club calendar can be found here.
The board meeting will be Wednesday, March 5th, in the Birthday Room (Classroom #2) at the Discovery Center of Idaho at 7:00pm. Just before the board meeting will be a planning session for the Idaho Star Party, starting at 6:30pm.
The Membership meeting will be Friday March 14th, at the Discovery Center of Idaho in Classroom #2.
There will be a club star party at Dedication Point on Saturday, March 22th. Please watch BAS1 for updates on location and Go/No-Go information.
Watch the BAS1 group for last minute star party information and Go/No-Go updates.
The March club news letter is now available for download. SkyWatcher2014_3.pd 3.3 Mb
BAS is sponsoring an observing program, the Deep Sky 101. For more information, or to get started check out the program page here.
The BAS board will meet on Wednesday, 05 March at 7 p.m. in Classroom #2 at DCI. We will continue to discuss our plans for 2014. All BAS members are welcome to join us. Prior to this meeting, at 6:30 p.m., we will be holding a planning meeting for the 2014 Idaho Star Party. All interested parties are welcome to attend and get involved.
At our next membership meeting on Friday, 14 March, we will be hearing from Richard Beaver with a presentation entitled "Earth as a planet and the Goldilocks Zone." We will meet at 7 p.m. in Classroom #2 at DCI. We will continue to accept payment from our members for a campsite at the Idaho Star Party. Please read the article in the newsletter from Barbara for details regarding the reservation process.
The 2014 Idaho Star Party# will take place over the weekend of 19 - 21 September at Bruneau Dunes State Park. We have confirmed our guest speaker for this event. It will be noted astrophotographer (and Idaho resident) Thomas Davis. Mr. Davis has published many high quality astrophotos in popular magazines like Astronomy. As you know, this is a great event and well worth the time and modest expense to attend.
The Messier Marathon will take place over the weekend of 28 - 30 March at Bruneau Dunes State Park. If you are interested in participating in this weekend, you need to reserve a campsite at the Eagle Cove campground (Loop A) through the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. On Saturday the 29th, we will hold a potluck dinner and we invite all attendees to join us. I plan to give presentations both evenings at the Steele-Reese Education Center.
If you have not renewed your BAS membership for 2014, we have officially dropped you from the active rolls. We will be very receptive to our former members who remit their annual dues and return them to active status. The dues remain $25/family for the year. Make sure you keep receiving all of the benefits that come with being a member.
Dr. Irwin Horowitz, PhD.
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.