The club calendar can be found here.
The board meeting will be Wednesday, May 1st, in the Birthday Room (Classroom #2) at the Discovery Center of Idaho at 7:00pm. There will be a Idaho Star Party Planning meeting at 6:30, just before the Board meeting in the same location.
The membership meeting will be Friday May 10th, at the Discovery Center of Idaho, in the Birthday Room (Classroom #2), at 7:00 pm.
There will be a club star party on May 4th at the Dedication Point Dark Sky Site.
The second club star party for the month will be on May 11th at the Dedication Point Dark Sky Site.
Watch the BAS1 group for last minute star party information.
Watch BAS1 for Go/NoGo updates.
The May club news letter is now available for download. SkyWatcher2013_5.pdf 822K
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, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Classroom #2 at DCI. We will continue to discuss the various activities and have planned for the year. Prior to this meeting we will hold the 2013 Idaho Star Party planning meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m. All BAS members are welcome to join us.
At our next membership meeting on Friday, May 10, we will have a presentation on Astrophotography by Joe Robbins and Christopher Corkill. Both will share their experience and knowledge on the subject. We will meet at DCI in Classroom #2 at 7:00 p.m. We will also update the membership on upcoming BAS events.
Prior to the meeting, we will hold the next class in our "Beginning with the Basics" series for BAS members. This month we offer a telescope workshop to our new members. Bring your telescope with you if you'd like assistance from experienced BAS members on how to set up and operate it. The class runs from 6:00-6:45 p.m.
We will be participating in Zoo Daze on May 19, were we will be providing opportunities for attendees to observe the sun. If you're interested in helping out, contact our Education Liaison, Dr. Paul Verhage for more details.
We have scheduled the 2013 Idaho Star Party for the weekend of September 6-8 at Bruneau Dunes State Park. We have secured our guest speaker for the event, Dr. John Bieging, Professor at the University of Arizona, a specialist in Radio Astronomy.
At this time, all of the campsites in Eagle Cove Loop "A" for ISP have been reserved and anyone wishing to attend will have to make a reservation in Eagle Cove Loop "B" through the Idaho Parks Department. We are accepting registrations, Star-B-Que and T-shirt/hat orders at this time. Be sure to take advantage of the 50% discount on early registration by the July 12, 2013 membership meeting deadline.
We are again taking nominations for the BAS Mary Schneider Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award. This annual award goes to the BAS member who has gone above and beyond to promote the goals of our society to the general public. The recipient receives a framed certificate as we as a complimentary membership to BAS for the following year. The award will be voted on by the membership at our July Pizza and Ice Cream Social on July 12.
The weather is getting better so get your scope ready for some great star parties!
Randy Holst, President
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.