Photo of the Month
The board meeting will be on Wednesday Jan 8th at Anser Charter School in Garden City at 7:00pm.
The general meeting will be Jan. 10th at 7:00pm at Answer Charter School. This is our annual "I got a new telescope for Christmas... Now What?" event! All are welcome to bring in new and old telescopes to have some of our members guide you through how to use them.
"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"
click the image for more info and previous photos.
Our monthly Board and Membership meetings are scheduled for, respectively, Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00 pm and Friday, January 10th at 7:00 pm at Anser Charter School, located at 202 E 42nd St, Garden City. All BAS members are welcome to join us for the Board meeting. We will continue to work on our plans for the 2020 season. We already have dates for the Bogus Basin Star Party (July 11th), Ponderosa Star Party (August 14th & 15th), and of course Idaho Star Party™, which is scheduled for September 18th and 19th.
Our January meeting is our annual telescope lab, “I got a new telescope for Christmas, Now What?” As usual we expect a large turnout and we would appreciate available members to please help us out with this event. Note: we are meeting in the Gym and access is through the north door like last year. Our format this year will be different to best benefit the public.
We have only one scheduled Star Party for this month on the 25th. The GO / NO-GO message will be posted to our Groups.IO message board and to our Facebook page.
Lastly, as I mentioned last month, we are 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 out of your club dues). You also receive a membership in the Astronomical League, which not only entitles you to get copies of the quarterly publication The Reflector but also allows you 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.
Get out there, explore your universe.
David Olsen, President
Boise Astronomical Society