Photo Of The Month

Photographer: Jordan Ragsdale
Photo: Diamond Ring
Taken in Cascade, Idaho with an Orion ED80T CF and Nikon D5300. Also created was timelapse available at 2017 Total Eclipse Timelapse .

The photo will be updated monthly and voted on during the prior board meeting. Members are welcome to vote for the photos as well. Contact the webmaster, Bailey Nielsen, the current photos and for photo submissions.

Club Events

The club calendar can be found here.

The board meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 1st, at Anser Charter School at 7:00.

The membership meeting will be on Friday the 10th of November at Anser Charter School in Garden City.

Star Parties

The first scheduled star party for the month on Saturday the 11th at Dedication Point.

The second star party will be at Dedication Point on the 18st. For directions go to maps

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. SkyWatcher2017.11.pdf 1.3 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

Our November board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night, the 1st at Anser Charter School located at 202 E. 42nd St. Garden City. The board is still planning events for next year for a smooth transition into 2018. We have already scheduled most of the major star parties and will continue to work on getting more scheduled and of course we always appreciate your feedback.

Our next BAS membership meeting will be held on Friday night, November 10th, 7:00 pm, at the Anser Charter School located at 202 E. 42nd St. Garden City. This monthís guest speaker will be Karan Davis, presenting on Gravity Waves.

As November brings colder weather our overall plans must, of course, center on observing. It is still fall and the sky is offering the opportunity to transition from summer to winter in a single evening without wearing your heaviest parka. The summer Milky Way is still high at sunset and by late night the winter constellations are rising. The outer planets of Uranus and Neptune are visible well before midnight and Mars is an early morning target.

We have two star parties scheduled for the month, the first falls the night following our club meeting on the 11th of November at Dedication Point. The second will be the following weekend on the 18th. I also understand there was a successful impromptu star party held in October, so if anyone wishes for one in November (weather permitting) please post on our Yahoo group BAS1.

As we approach the end of 2017, itís time to start looking at who will lead BAS into the coming year and beyond. Volunteers are what has made BAS a success for many years. All of our elected officers and appointed board members are volunteers who enjoy the hobby and sharing it with others. Yes, it does take some time and effort but I feel that every minute Iíve spent working for BAS has been time well spent. With the annual club elections coming up at the December 2017 meeting. If you would like to run for office or be elected into a position please let a current board member know.

See you there,
David Olsen, President
Boise Astronomical Society

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.