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…

A Very Merry Holiday Potluck!

Thanks to all for the wonderful time at our potluck tonight! We had about 30 friends there and had great food and some amazing music provided by Carissa and Tiana. These 2 ladies are so very talented at the piano and the music was beautiful! Happy holidays to all and we hope to see you…

Astrophoto from Camp Delany

  What an amazing picture of the Great Andromeda Galaxy taken at Camp Delany by our member Chuck Barnard with his Canon T3i full mod Asa 1600 9/300 sec lights 5 darks.  We had great skies at Camp Delany this fall!  Congratulations, Chuck, this is beautiful!

November meeting recap

What a great meeting we had tonight.  Thank you, John Goar, for talking about your experience this summer with the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program!  It is amazing all that the astronomy community is doing in Chile and quite an experience for all of us to learn about! Congratulations to Jeff Hoffmeister for receiving…

Congratulations are in order!!!

Congratulations to John Goar for working so hard and receiving 3 awards this last meeting! He received his Southern Sky Binocular award. He had to go to Chile for that, a talk is forthcoming on that one! Then he received the Carbon Star award, and lastly Stellar Evolution! Way to go John!