FALL CAMP DELANY SIGN UP FORM IS HERE!

Here it is!  What you’ve been waiting for!  Our 26th annual Fall Camp Delany sign up form!  We still have plenty of bunkhouse space and even a couple of RV spots if  you are interested!  For RV attendees, please email Jeff at campdelanycoordinator@olympicastronomicalsociety.org before sending your payment to make sure there is still room!  Hope to…

July Meeting Recap

Thank you to Dr. Bjorn Nilsen for his great talk about Electromagentics!  So very interesting and he had great visuals! We are looking forward to next month’s part 2!  We also talked about the upcoming Hurricane Ridge Star Party.  It is our 20th year up at the ridge and we are excited to be there…

June Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting this June.  We learned about how to read star charts and star party etiquette. Congratulations to Cliff and Jeff for earning their pins a certificate from the Astronomical League Sketching Program!  You have to sketch a minimum of 75 of the 110 objects on the list, so Cliff and Jeff…

Camp Delany Astrophoto

Check out this amazing astrophoto of NGC 7023, the Iris Nebula, a bright nebula in Cepheus.  There is a lot of cosmic dust surrounding the massive young stars in it’s center!  Thank you Al Tuttle for sharing.  See more of Al’s amazing photos at:  http://www.alberts-astro.com/astro/Astropics/2014-2017/index.html  

Spring Camp Delany Recap

 As always, we had a wonderful time at Camp Delany this spring.  We had several clear nights but only Friday was an allnighter as Wednesday and Thursday were quite windy and Saturday night was cloudy but there was only little spits of rain and no bugs!  We very much enjoyed the company, seeing many of…

Lecture Opportunity

Bob Abel, Astronomy Professor at Olympic College, is giving a talk in the OC Rotunda May 4 at 6 pm entitled “Searching for Martians”, about the possibility of life on Mars in the past, present and future. Spots may fill up fast, but if it is full, Bob will have a 2nd talk at 7 pm.…

Impromptu Star Party

We had a great impromptu star party at Port Gamble on April 15th.  Several people showed up and there were 5 telescopes set up. We had good seeing and transparency until about 10:30 when the clouds started in. It was good to get a little practice in before Camp Delany next week!  Hope to see…