Club Events

The club calendar can be found here.

The board meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7th, at 7:00 PM at Ling & Louie's Asian Bar and Grill, 3210 E Louise Dr, Meridian, ID. The ISP planning meeting will be in the same location at 6:30PM.

The membership meeting will be Thursday, September 8th at 7:00pm. It will be in the Boise Public Library, in the Marion Bingham Room on the third floor.

Star Parties

The first star party for the month is on September 3rd in Idaho City . For directions look on the Maps and Photos link

The second star party will be at the Dedication Point location on September 24th. For direction look at the Maps and Photos link.
Watch the BAS1 group for all last minute star party information and Go/No-Go updates.

Sky Watcher

The club news letter is now available for download. SkyWatcher2016.9.pdf 1.5 Mb


Want to volunteer out at the Bruneau Dunes Observatory? Don't know what do do or what it requires? Open or download the Volunteering pdf to learn more.

Observing Program

BAS is sponsoring an observing program, the Deep Sky 101. For more information, or to get started check out the program page here.

President's Letter

The BAS board will meet on Wednesday, September 7th, at 7:00 pm at Ling & Louieís Asian Bar and Grill, 3210 E Louise Dr, Meridian, ID, to continue planning for the year. The board meeting will be preceded by the ISP Planning Committee meeting at 6:30 pm. All BAS members are welcome to join us (buy your own dinner).

Our next BAS membership meeting will be held on Thursday, September 8, 7:00 pm, at the Boise Main Library, 715 So. Capitol Blvd. in the Marion Bingham Room on the third floor. This monthís guest speaker will be long time BAS member and Master Observer, Steve Bell, presenting the 2016 Observerís Challenge for the Idaho Star Party on Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 at Bruneau Dunes State Park. If you have yet to participate in the ISP Observerís Challenge, this will be an informative introduction to a fun event and a great way to get involved in observing lists. Registered participants will earn a certificate and a gold star hat pin for successfully completing the Observerís Challenge List.

Our last BAS event, the Ponderosa Public Star Party in McCall was a limited success, in that we were clouded out on Friday evening but Saturday night was quite good. We had a full compliment of BAS members in attendance with over 100 other park guests coming by to look through our scopes. As usual, the BAS pot-luck dinner on Saturday evening couldnít be beat and we all got stuffed.

This monthís BAS star parties are scheduled for September 3rd at Idaho City and September 24th at Dedication Point. With the recent wildfires and resulting smoke, there is a possibility that the Idaho City star party may be moved to a different location. Any changes will be announced on the BAS1 Yahoo Group.

The Bruneau Dunes Observatory is in full swing and is hosting 100+ guests most every Friday and Saturday evening. Even though the Bruneau campgrounds arenít full, many people are coming down just for the observatory experience. They could really use our assistance with volunteers.

The 2016 Idaho Star Party is coming up Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, at Bruneau Dunes State Park. This yearís guest speaker will be Dan McGlaun, veteran of 12 solar eclipses. You can find his web page here: Eclipse 2017 As of August 1, 2016, early registration by mail is closed. If you still have not registered for the 2016 ISP, you will have to register on-site at the event, at the full price.

Randy Holst
President BAS

SOHO EIT 304 Latest Image (click image for larger view)

Courtesy of SOHO/EIT consortium. SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.
The SOHO project home page can be found here.