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The board meeting will be on Wednesday August 7th at Anser Charter School in Garden City at 7:00pm. The Idaho Star Party meeting will be at the same location starting at 6:30pm.
The general meeting will the 9th at Anser Charter School at 7:00pm.
The Idaho Star Party is coming soon. For more information please see us at our ISP Site
Click the image below for more a pdf print out on the Bogus Basin Star Party in July
click the image for more info and previous photos.
The monthly board meeting will be on Wednesday, the 7th of August at Anser Charter School. We will be holding our Idaho Star Party™ pre-planning session beginning at 6:30pm and then the regular board meeting at 7:00pm.
On Friday, the 9th, of August, the monthly meeting will be held at 7:00pm at Anser Charter School located at 202 E. 42nd St. in Garden City. This will be our annual Idaho Star Party Observers Challenge presentation.
The Bogus Basin star party was held on July 20th. We got off to a rough start, but we finally had a successful evening. Probably the main attraction of the show was Leif Edmondson’s 20” Obsession telescope. For the first time BAS did a PR booth and it was very successful.
There is a star party for those who would like to attend in Stanley on the 23rd. This is in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. More information is found on page 9 or you can talk to V.P. Jim McMillan.
We have a star party scheduled for August 24th and at Dedication Point and a star party scheduled for the 31st at Idaho City / Granite Creek. As always a GO / NO-GO message will posted on BAS1 Yahoo group and on facebook letting you know if you would like to attend.
The Idaho Star Party™ will be held over the weekend of September 27th and 28th at Bruneau Dunes State Park. The theme for ISP this year is “Shadows of Earths” and we will be welcoming Dr. Jessie Christiansen with NASA to speak about Exoplanets. If you have not reserved a campsite for ISP, you will need to contact the Idaho Parks department and reserve an open site in Loop B of the Eagle Cove campground. Also we are taking early registration forms at this time. After August 1st, the rates for registration as well as the price for the World Famous Star-B-Que will go up. In addition, you will not be able to order hats or t-shirts after that date.
Lastly, please consider helping out this summer at the observatory at Bruneau Dunes. They are open every Friday and Saturday evening through the summer and are always seeking volunteers to operate telescopes. If you are interested, in volunteering please call the park directly at (208) 366-7919. When you call please make sure they need you for the evening and the weather looks good. You will also need to log your hours with the observatory in the BAS logbook.
Clear skies until next month
David Olsen, President