Photo of the Month
The board meeting will be on Wednesday Sept. 4th 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.
THERE IS NO GENERAL MEETING THIS MONTH.
The next general meeting will be October 11th.
The Idaho Star Party is the 27th and 28th of this month! For more information please see us at our ISP Site!
"This is the brightest of emission nebulas that we can see with our bare eyes in dark skies. It’s estimated to be between 4,000-6,000 light years from earth and 110 by 50 light years across in dimension. The nebula contains a number of Bok globules (dark, collapsing clouds of protostellar material), It also includes a funnel-like or tornado-like structure caused by a hot O-type star that emanates ultraviolet light, heating and ionizing gases on the surface of the nebula. This is just over 2.5 hours of data from my driveway here in Boise. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out! Ha- 33x120” Oiii-45x120” Explore Scientific 127CF EQ6R-Pro Astronomik filters ASI1600"
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The first star party will be held on the 21st at the Dedication Point location.
The second will be on the 28th in Idaho City
If you plan on attending a star party we HIGHLY suggest arriving before sunset.
The Idaho Star Party is coming up soon on Sept. 27th and 28th.
Watch for go/ no go messages on facebook and BAS1
Click here for maps
The waning days of summer are upon us, and that means the Sun is setting earlier now. The nights are certainly getting cooler and that usually means warmer clothes for observing sessions. Speaking of observing sessions, the Idaho Star Party™ is upon us. The last weekend of September (27th & 28th) at the Bruneau Dunes State Park featuring our guest speaker Dr. Jessie Christiansen and of course our world
famous Star-B-Que. Let’s not forget that shorter days means longer times at the eyepiece enjoying one of
the oldest and most ennobling, as well as the most enjoyable and relaxing of all pastimes.
There is no meeting this month as most of the members are attending the Idaho Star Party™. If you are
not one of the ones attending ISP please consider supporting Boise State University’s First Friday
Astronomy Event. You may find more information and the times of the event on page 11 of the newsletter.
As school has resumed once again the Society will be called upon for volunteer activities and star parties.
If you want to help out please look for announcements from our education co-chairs when they announce them.
Volunteers are still needed at Bruneau Dunes Observatory. We are short on hours this year and if you are
able to help out call the park and then go!.
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