Boise
 Astronomical
  Society





February

Club Events

The club calendar can be found here.

The board meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 1st, at Anser Charter School. This is our "So I got a new telescope for Christmas, now what?" meeting. Members and the public are welcome to bring telescopes to have questions answered.

The membership meeting will be held on Friday, February 10th at 7:00 PM. This meeting will be held at Anser Charter School. For directions check out the BAS1 directions

Star Parties



The first star party scheduled for the month will be at the Dedication Point location on February 18th. For direction look at the Maps and Photos link.
The second star party will be at Dedication Point as well on February 25th.

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. SkyWatcher2017.2.pdf 1.5 Mb



Volunteering

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

For our first membership meeting for 2017 on Friday, February 10th, we will be holding our annual I got a new telescope for Christmas... Now what? event for the general public. We will meet at 7:00 pm at the Anser Charter School, 202 East 42nd St. Garden City, Idaho, in the gymnasium using the access on the Northside of the building. Map for Anser Charter School: click here.

Wed like to have as many members as possible to attend this event and help out potential future astronomers learn how to set up and operate their telescopes. Members will be paired up with someone who possesses a type of telescope with which you are familiar, for setup and locating objects in the sky, in a heated and well illuminated room. (Winter weather will preclude outdoor observation.)

This is always an interesting and fun event, giving us a chance to share our knowledge and experience with new and upcoming amateur astronomers. The response from the public has been good in the past and I expect the same again this year.

As always, our Treasurer, Becky Nielsen, will be on hand to accept new and renewal memberships for 2017. If you have not already done so, please take the time to renew your membership with the Boise Astronomical Society.

For those wanting to join the Boise Astronomical Society at this meeting for the first time there will be applications available for you to fill out.

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.