Club Events

The club calendar can be found here.

The board meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd, at 7:00 PM at the TNT's Dynamite Grill and Bar, on 16 12th Ave. So., Nampa. All members are welcome to this but it is a buy your own dinner event.

The membership meeting will be on November 9th at 7:00PM at the Boise Main Library, 715 So, Capitol Blvd. in the Marion Bingham Room on the third floor.

Star Parties

The first star party for the month is Dedication Point on November 19th. Check BAS1 for any go/no-go news.

The second star party will be at the Dedication Point as well on November 26th. 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.

Sky Watcher

The club news letter is now available for download. SkyWatcher2016.11.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.

Observing Program

BAS is sponsoring an observing program, the Deep Sky 101. For more information, or to get started check out the program page here.

President's Letter

The BAS board will meet on Wednesday, November 2, at 7:00 pm at TNT's Dynamite Grill and Bar, 16 12th Ave. So., Nampa, ID, to continue planning for the remainder of 2016 and start working on 2017. All BAS members are welcome to join us (buy your own dinner).

Our next BAS membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9th, 7:00 pm, at the Boise Main Library, 715 So. Capitol Blvd. in the Marion Bingham Room on the third floor. This monthís guest speaker will be long time BAS member Richard Beaver, presenting ďWater in the Solar SystemĒ. Also, Steve Bell will be presenting the 2016 Idaho Star Party Observerís Challenge awards. For those members who completed and turned in their log sheets at ISP, be sure to attend this meeting to receive your certificate and gold star.

This monthís BAS star parties are scheduled for November 19th and 26th at Dedication Point, weather permitting. These will be the last scheduled club star parties for 2016 so keep your fingers crossed for good weather forecasts.

As we approach the end of 2016, itís time to start looking at who will lead BAS into the coming year and beyond. Volunteers are what has made BAS a success for many years. All of our elected officers and appointed board members are volunteers who enjoy the hobby and sharing it with others. Yes, it does take some time and effort but I feel that every minute Iíve spent working for BAS has been time well spent. With the annual club elections coming up at the December 2016 meeting, Iíd like you to think about all that BAS has done for you over the years and how some of you might be able to make it even better. I will not be running for re-election because of some medical issues that need attention but Iím sure we have other club members willing to step up to the challenge. Some new blood and new ideas will be a welcome addition.

Randy Holst
President BAS

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