Boise
 Astronomical
  Society





December

Club Events

The club calendar can be found here.

The board meeting will be Wednesday, December 3rd, in the library at the Discovery Center of Idaho at 7:00pm.

The membership meeting will be Friday, December 12th, at 6:30pm in classroom #2 of the Discovery Center of Idaho.



Star Parties

There will be a club star party at Dedication Point on Saturday, December 13th. Please watch BAS1 for updates on location and Go/No-Go information.
There will be a second club star party at Dedication Point on Saturday, December 20th.
Watch the BAS1 group for last minute star party information and Go/No-Go updates.



Sky Watcher

The October club news letter is now available for download. SkyWatcher2014_12.pdf 1.7 Mb



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

BAS was scheduled to hold a membership meeting on November 14, but Mother Nature had other ideas. As a result of hazardous driving conditions and bitterly cold temperatures, we canceled that meeting. We will reschedule my talk on observing the Sun for early 2015.

The BAS board will meet on Wednesday, 03 December at 7 p.m. in the library at DCI. We will continue planning our club's schedule of activities for 2015 at this meeting. All BAS members are welcome to join us.

This month's membership meeting is our annual Christmas/holiday potluck dinner. We will meet at 6:30 p.m. (note earlier start time) on Friday, 12 December in Classroom #2 at DCI. This is a members-only event, but we do accept 2015 membership dues at the door (see below for details). The club will supply a ham (and I will make my famous baked ziti) and we encourage everyone to bring along a favorite side dish or dessert to share with the group (either homemade or store-bought). In addition to the dinner, we will have our entertaining voluntary gift exchange. If you wish to participate, please bring a wrapped gift, worth no more than $10 and preferably astronomy-related in some fashion. Each gift you contribute allows you to pick one gift from the assembled contributions. Lastly, we will also hold our election of officers for 2015. If you are interested in running for President, Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer, please inform a member of the current board so we can place your name in nomination. Each family membership gets one vote for each of these positions.

We continue to accept club dues for 2015. These continue to be $25/family living at the same address. If you are a new member, you can pay at the membership meeting and that will include membership for the rest of 2014 as well as all of 2015.

Dr. Irwin Horowitz, PhD.
President BAS


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.