August meeting recap

I would like to thank Mark Prouty for his great talk about the road to the moon!  If you weren’t there, you missed a good one!  Also, thank you to Dean Kelley for sharing his amazing astrophotos of the sun!  Enjoy the pictures below!

Lunar Party a great success!

Our Lunar party up at Hurricane Ridge was full of great people and fantastic night sky. I have to say that it fills my heart to show all the people their first look at Saturn and Jupiter. Many of them had never seen the Milky Way. They had such awe in them! And for them…

FALL CAMP DELANY 2019 SIGN UP FORM

Camp Delany sign up form   We are so excited for our upcoming fall Camp Delany, September 25th through the 29th!  RV spots are limited so contact Jeff if you are interested in bringing an RV but plenty of bunkhouse space available!  If you have any questions, please email Jeff at campdelanycoordinator@olympicastronomicalsociety.org.  Hope to see…

Annual Picnic Recap

Thank you to Jim and Ruth for a lovely picnic this past Saturday! We had around 20 people and the weather was wonderful. You can see by the pictures how beautiful the venue was! We had great eats and thank you, Jeff, for the wonderful seafood! We look forward to next year!

50TH ANNIVERSARY FOR APOLLO 11-SPECIAL LUNAR OBSERVING

WHEN:  JULY 20TH WHERE:  HURRICANE RIDGE NATIONAL PARK The Olympic Astronomical Society will be joining the Olympic National Park Dark Ranger, John Goar, at Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center for special lunar observing on July 20th in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! The moon will be rising at approximately 11:15…

Camp Delany Recap

Once again, we had an excellent spring Camp Delany Star party.  We had around 50 friendly people and 1 not so friendly (just kidding)! We had several nights of great viewing.  The first night we had wind to deal with but the second night was much better, leading folks to stay out until dawn!  As…

50th Annual Banquet

     Thank you so much to all who made our 50th anniversary banquet a success.  Our speaker, Dr. Tyler Nordgren, was so passionate about our dark skies in the National and State Parks.  We thank him for all his work in trying to keep them that way! It was amazing to learn of the…