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…

March Meeting Recap

We had a great time last night with our special guest, Lynn Powers, from the Southwest Montana Astronomical Society. She brought samples of rocks from the Moon and gave a great talk about the landing sites of the Apollo missions!  Thank you so much, Lynn!