All PAS Members are invited to this private event:
New event added to the PAS Calendar, with Signups now open.
Have you been wanting to learn the night sky?
Maybe you want to learn what filters enhance your
viewing pleasure through your telescope?
Or, maybe you are thinking of purchasing a new
eyepiece.... or other accessories for your telescope...
This is the event for you!!!
Bring your scope, accessories, make sure you RSVP at the above link, and
sign up as a Student who is attending to learn about the night sky and how
to enjoy it more.
All PAS members are welcome, but keep in mind that if you attend with the
hopes of seeing a lot of objects this night, that is not the purpose of
Here's a brief idea of what to expect at this class.
1) We will meet for a potluck at 5pm. If you can not make it to the potluck
and wish to arrive after the potluck has concluded, you may arrive as late
as sunset at 6pm. All attendees must be present by 6pm for set up of the
Please park in designated parking areas..
1) if you are bringing a scope and plan to set it up, you may park at the
back of Mike's house. Please park side by side, rather than parallel around
his back driveway.
2) If you do not have a scope, or you are not bringing one, you can still
attend, enjoy the views, socialize, and potluck, but please park at the
front of Mike's house, or if that area is full, then park in the Wash below
At about 6pm, after we have filled our tummies, we will set up our
equipment, pull out all the chairs needed for the event, and start
observing the planets that are availble at this time, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars
before they leave the night sky.
At 7pm we will begin the class, unless eveyrone who RSVP'd to attend, is
there, and set up before 7, and then we will start when everyone is ready.
Ready = your scope is set up and aligned. It might not be perfectly aligned
but it is ready to start hunting for objects together.
We will first tackle Jupiter and Saturn, maybe Mars, so that we can check
alignment and share eyepieces and filters.
Then as it get dark, we will have a sky tour by Eric or me. If Eric is
there, i prefer he does it, as he is very good at it and more informative
than i am.
Sometime during the night, we will see Orion Nebula and do a comparison of
filters and eyepieces. And if someone has a scope big enough to, I'd like
to see Uranus during this event. It is near the Eastern horizon at 7pm, so
we might want to wait until about 10pm before we tackle Uranus in someone's
This is also a star party for those who want to borrow Mike's dark sky
location and share their views of the night sky. However, for the star
party portion, i'd like to have that start at 10pm after the class
concludes. So those setting up for the class, and the star party, can set
up with everyone else. Those for only the star party, could participate in
the class to help out, even if you set up your scope, and then cover it
until 10pm or until we get to an object you wish to share with the group.
Make plans to attend today!
RSVP now at the above link.
Terri, Event Manager
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