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The board meeting will be on Wednesday February 6th at Anser Charter School in Garden City at 7:00pm.
The general meeting will the 8th at Anser Charter School at 7:00pm.
There will also be the Astronomy 101 meeting at 6:00pm.
Boise State Physics First Friday is on February 1st at 7:30pm in the Education Building, Room 112. Guest speaker is Dr. Samuel Howell of NASA's jet propulsion lab.
Robert Van Vugt
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Welcome to 2019. I first want to take this opportunity to thank the members of the BAS board for their
service to our society in 2018. I especially would like to thank Steve Allen for his service as club treasurer
over the past year and welcome Tamara Hunter as our new club treasurer. I want to also thank Scott &
Cindy Lee who chaired the Education Liaison position together and have now stepped down from the
The BAS board will meet on Wednesday, January 9th at 7 p.m. at Anser Charter School 202 E. 42nd. St.
Garden City. We will appoint the remaining members to the 2019 BAS board as well as continue to
discuss our plans for the year. If you are interested in serving on the BAS board this year please let a
current board member know. We have a need for Education Liaison. All BAS members are welcome to
At our next membership meeting on Friday, January, 11th we will be holding our annual “So I got a new
telescope for Christmas, now what?” event for the general public. We will meet at Anser Charter School
at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium on the north side of the building. I want to encourage as many of our
members as are available to come to this meeting and help out potential future amateur astronomers
learn how to set up and use their equipment. You will be paired with someone who possesses a type of
telescope that you are experienced with in terms of setting it up and locating objects in the sky, all within
the warm confines of the Anser Charter School. We will also discuss the many activities that BAS is
scheduling for the coming year, as summarized below.
We have already scheduled the 2019 Idaho Star Party™ in Stanley, ID. We are still in the process of
inviting a guest speaker for this event. As you know, this is a great event and well worth the time and
modest expense to attend. Besides ISP, we are also planning a full 2019 event schedule including the
Messier Marathon at Bruneau Dunes SP; a total lunar eclipses later this month; the Bogus Basin star
party in July along with star parties at Ponderosa State Park in August; and many other school and club
star parties throughout the year.
We continue to accept membership dues for 2019. The dues remain $25/family for the year. You may
now pay via Credit Card at the meetings, the cost for the credit card use increases the dues to $26/family.
Make sure you keep receiving all of the benefits that come with being a member. Those 2019 members
who don’t renew by the end of next month will be dropped from our membership list.