July Meeting Recap

Thank you for all coming to the July meeting.  We had a great time and a very informative talk by Mark Prouty about new theories concerning the formation of solar systems.  It is interesting how the new extra-solar systems that we are finding are really challenging our thoughts on this.  I am sure more theories…

Logan Valley Star Party was a success!

The results are in and it was a success!  The 2019 dates are already up here! Logan Valley Star Party 2018 Summary Weather: Monday, June 11, 2018: clear, perfect transparency Tuesday, June 12, 2018: clear, perfect transparency Wednesday, June 13, 2018: clear, perfect transparency Thursday, June 14, 2018: cloudy – clear after 1 AM, perfect…

New Silver Master

     Congratulations to Jeff Hoffmeister, our first Kitsap County member to receive the Master Observer Silver award and tenth overall from the Astronomical League. Jeff was the first of our society to utilize the Astronomical League’s observing programs, earning his Messier Certificate and pin on November of 1998.  Since that time, he has completed…

Port Gamble star party cancelled

The star party at Port Gamble is cancelled for tonight as the site is still closed. Some of us are going up to Hurricane Ridge if you care to join us. The night sky looks like it will be amazing and it doesn’t look to cold although there are still snow patches. 

NEW STAR PARTY OPPORTUNITY

We have a new opportunity for a star party in June.  Our friends John Benham and Chuck Barnard want to invite you to Logan Valley Star Party in Oregon, south of John Day.  It is in the beautiful Malheur National Forest with plenty of room.  Click here for more information! 

February Banquet Recap

We would like to thank Dr. Kim Bott from the University of Washington for her great talk about Polarimetry last night.  It is an amazing thing to learn about science as it develops.  To be able to detect what type of atmosphere there is on extra solar planets would be an amazing thing. Thank you…