• CANCELED Meeting for Board Meeting

    Event on 2013-11-17 posted over 6 years ago

    The SAS Board has canceled the November board meeting on 17th November.

  • 11/9 Canceled for Paramount Park Star Party

    Event on 2013-11-09 posted over 6 years ago

    Due to unfavorable weather conditions the Paramount Park Star Party scheduned for Saturday, November 9th is canceled

  • Board Elections on Nov. 20

    posted over 6 years ago

    Reminder:  The November 20 general meeting is the annual SAS board election meeting.  We are still in need of candidates for board positions.  We currently have no candidates for President, VP Activities, and VP Membership.  Please contact the SAS President or any other board member for questions and/or to volunteer for one of the positions.

  • SAS Donates to Theodor Jacobsen Observatory Project

    posted over 6 years ago

    The SAS has donated $300 to support a project to create an historical exhibit in the old office of Theodor Jacobsen at the observatory.  

    The SAS has long supported public outreach events at the observatory, and we encourage all astonomy enthusiasts, whether SAS member or not, to consider donating.

    Please read more about the project here:  

  • Call For Volunteers for Nathan Hale High School Star Party

    Event on 2013-10-09 posted almost 7 years ago

    This is an ORBIT event seeking the volunteer assistance of interested amatuer astronomers.  The below are the learning objectives.  Note, you will be working with the assistance of participating astronomers.

    1. Students are to become familiar with the observing equipment provided, i.e. types of telescopes & binocular.
    2. Students are to make observations of the Moon in order to compare current phase to phases observed on other nights and to detect a pattern.
    3. Students are to become proficient in use of star charts including Skymaps (October).
    4. Students are to attempt to locate asterisms & constellations including the Summer Triangle, the Big Dipper & the Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Bootes, Hercules, Pegasus and Andromeda.
    5. Students are to be able to find these 1st & 2nd magnitude stars in the sky: Polaris, Arcturus, Deneb, Vega and Altair.
    6. If viewing condition and time of night permit, students will learn to "star hop" with binoculars and view the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, the Pleiades, M45 and the Coat Hanger and view them through a telescope.
    7. Students will observe stars of different colors, star clusters, binary/double stars and nebulae. Participating amateur astronomers should be prepared to provide assistance for one or more of the learning objectives above.