Photo of the Month
The board meeting will be on Wednesday Oct. 2nd at Anser Charter School in Garden City at 7:00pm.
The general meeting will be Oct. 11th at 7:00pm at Answer Charter School.
"The Wizard Nebula (NGC 7380), a very faint emission nebula and star cluster in Cepheus. This is a 12 hour exposure evenly split between H-alpha, OIII and SII filters. Captured from my yard in Eagle with a 6" achromat refractor (Astro-Telescopes 152 f/5.9) and a ZWO ASI183MM Pro camera."
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Fall is once again upon us as the weather is most certainly cooler. For those in attendance at the Idaho Star Party this year it was one of the coldest we have experienced in quite sometime. Now that it is October and the Idaho Star Party is once again behind us the board, which met on October 2nd, has voted to next year’s dates for ISP 2020. If you want to make note of when our next star party will be we have chosen September 18th and 19th 2020 and yes, we will be meeting at Bruneau Dunes once again.
To those of you who participated at ISP this year and helped with the Star-B-Que and the clean-up, I would like to say thank you.
We still have a couple of weeks left in the season and can still use volunteers for the remainder of the year. If you would like to help them out please contact the park before the weekend and let them know you are attending.
I will have another announcement regarding Bruneau Dunes State Park at the October meeting, which is scheduled for the 11th. This month Education Co-Chair Ciera Partyka-Worley will have a presentation on the Juno mission. Come join us at 7:00pm at Anser Charter School 202 E. 42nd in Garden City.
As we approach the end of 2019, it’s time to start looking at who will lead BAS into the coming year and
beyond. Volunteers are what has made BAS a success for many years. All of our elected officers and
appointed board members are volunteers who enjoy the hobby and sharing it with others. Yes, it does
take some time and effort but I feel that every minute I’ve spent working for BAS has been time well
spent. With the annual club elections coming up at the December 2019meeting, I’d like you to think about
all that BAS has done for you over the years and how some of you might be able to make it even better.
I’m sure we have other club members willing to step up to the challenge. Keep this in mind over the next
couple of months as we begin to wind down 2019. Attending a board meeting might help if you are
uncertain about what goes on and the board would most certainly welcome your attendance.
Clear skies until next month
David Olsen, President