Toby Martin

Toby passed away 3 Nov.  Toby’s wife relayed how much Toby enjoyed the OAS.  Toby will have a memorial service this Saturday, 27 Nov at St. Antony’s Episcopal church is Silverdale.  Toby was a beloved fixture in the OAS. We will miss him greatly.

December Night Skies

Celestial Events for December by Jeff Hoffmeister 3rd : New Moon. Solar Eclipse but not for us. Visible in Antarctica.4th : Venus at its brightest at magnitude -4.9 and 40 degrees East of the Sun.6th 5pm: A waxing crescent Moon passes just south of Venus. If it’s clear it should be quite a sight.7th 6pm:…

Spring Camp Delany 2022 Cancelled

Unfortunately, COVID is again thwarting our efforts to stargaze at Camp Delany! However, there is a silver lining to that cloud! The environmental learning center is set to open in late May, which gives us hope for a fall Camp Delany!! We miss all of you and very much hope we can get together again…

September Night Skies-Saturn and Jupiter

With September coming, we are also getting longer night skies. The constellations from summer are still around for us to see as we can view earlier. In summer, we can start viewing around 10 PM to 11 PM while, in September, we can start viewing at about 9 PM or even earlier! If you can…

August Night Skies-The Perseid Meteor Shower

Welcome to the last full month of Summer! Wow, is it that time already? August is a great month to get out and look at the night sky. Saturn and Jupiter will be shining brightly in the southern sky and the great constellation of Pegasus and Andromeda are rising in the east with the ever…

Hurricane Ridge Star Party Recap

We had an awesome star party up at Hurricane Ridge this last Saturday, July 10th. It was so wonderful to see the folks that came up! It has been so long since we have been able to see anyone in person! The viewing was very good. We had great views of Saturn and Jupiter! There…

July Night Sky

Woohoo, welcome to summer and some amazing star gazing. Now starts the time to look south to the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius and, straight up, we have the summer triangle! As the nights get longer, but it is still warm, the stargazing season is in full swing. Jupiter and Saturn are coming up in the…

Astronomical Leaque Programs: Alternative Constellations

Alternate Constellations, by Brad Young Orion, Leo, Scorpius are officially recognized constellations we are familiar with. But other cultures have formed their own star patterns in the sky. The Alternate Constellations program explores some of these, encouraging participants to think multi-culturally. If you are seeking a new, different way of looking at the night sky,…

Astronomical Leaque Observing Programs-Constellation Hunter

We have a great new tool to help understanding the Astronomical League observing programs. Our friends at the Astronomical League are producing videos by the program coordinators to help understand the programs. The first produced is about the Constellation Hunter with our own Cliff Mygatt. This program is a great jumping off point for beginner…