Photo of the Month
The board meeting will be on Wednesday Dec. 4th at Anser Charter School in Garden City at 7:00pm.
The general meeting will be Dec. 13th at 7:00pm at Answer Charter School. This is our annual Holiday Party. This is a members only meeting.
"M1, the Crab Nebula, a 1,000 year old supernova remnant in Taurus.
Astro-Telescopes 152mm f/5.9 + ZWO ASI183MM Pro
13h35m Total Integration Time"
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This month, the BAS board will meet on Wednesday, December 4th, at 7:00 p.m. at Anser Charter School in Garden City, located at 202 E. 42nd St. All BAS members are welcome to join us. We will continue to work on our plans for the 2020 season. We already have dates for the Idaho Star Party™ for 2020.
The monthly membership meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the gym of Anser Charter School (enter from the north side of the building! This is our annual holiday potluck dinner and is open only to current member families of BAS. We will be providing a ham along with the drinks and table settings. We ask each of you to bring along a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share with the group. There will also be an (optional) gift exchange. If you are interested in participating, please bring along a wrapped gift worth no more than $10. Gifts with some astronomical association are
We will also hold the annual elections of officers at this meeting. Each family gets a vote but you have to be present to cast your ballot! It has been a great privilege and honor to serve BAS in the capacity of President. Other elected officers are: Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
On the subject of star parties, we have two scheduled for this month, the first is on the 21
st and the second is on the 28th. The GO / NO-GO message will be posted to our Groups.IO message board.
Lastly, we have been collecting membership dues for 2020. We have kept these dues constant for several years, at $25/family. We want each of you to continue to enjoy the benefits that come with being a member of BAS. These include opportunities to participate in weekend campground star parties (like Ponderosa) as well as involvement in public and school star parties. In addition, membership includes the opportunity to attend member-only meetings like the July pizza & ice cream social and the December
holiday potluck dinner, as well as any meetings that take place at a local planetarium (entrance fees paid for out of your club dues). You also receive a membership in the Astronomical League, which entitles you to get copies of the quarterly publication The Reflector as well as to earn observing awards based on completion of League observing programs. There are many benefits of membership, and we encourage all of you to consider renewing for 2020.
Clear skies until next month
David Olsen, President