[phxastronomypublicevents] Free Public Astronomy Events for August / September / October 2013

  • From: Terri <cosmicstarstuff@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Terri Finch <events@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:54:01 -0700 (PDT)

Public PAS Events 2013

events: http://www.pasaz.org/forums/calendar.php  

is a list of the upcoming PAS Events for 2013. These PAS Events are FREE& open 
to the public. Please be sure to RSVP where requested.
Bring the whole family to these events! RSVP for these events by
email Events@xxxxxxxxx.
If event is at Mike's home in Carefree, RSVP is with Mike at Primefactory@xxxxx.
If event has potluck, please sign up in PerfectPotluck.com site. See
calendar listing for password. Links go to our calendar listing for
these events & provide additional info about each event. It is
advised that you read the additional info so you know what to expect
at these events.  

for a scope for sale? Ads for scopes are found at the end of this
email. You might find the dream scope you have been looking for in
your price range. Good Luck! Another location to watch for scopes for
sale is the PAS Forums at this link: 
http://www.pasaz.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5 And once in a while, I send 
out a scope for sale to this list. Not
interested? Just delete it.  

have successfully moved all the emails, about 550 of them, from my
yahoo account to a new List Serv. If you are receiving this list, you
are on that list serv. Feel free to come and go as you please. We
hope you stay on this list, as it is your link to FREE Public
Astronomy Events in Phoenix.  

TheMay 2013PAStimes Newsletter is ready for download. Please help yourself to a
copy. http://www.pasaz.org/index.php?pageid=newsletter 

the Newsletter download section of the site 
http://www.pasaz.org/index.php?pageid=newsletteryou will find three new 
newsletters. “Special
“ Summer,”
and “Venus
(completing this one as I write this). These three issues were just
produced this summer. Feel free to download and enjoy them. The next
issue “September” will be available around Sept 1. Watch for it's

Summer Events

2013 PAS Events

10: Mike's
Perseids Meteor Shower & Star Party with Potluck at 6pm,
observing at 8pm. Bring a Main dish and sign up in Perfect Potluck.
All details can be found at this link: 
is required with Mike at PrimeFactory@xxxxx.

Mike's last Summer Lecture “Galactic Jets & Cosmic Evolution.”
Potluck is at 5:30pm and Lecture starts promptly at 7pm. You can
attend 1 or the other event. When you RSVP, mention your attendance.
For the Lecture, arrive by 6:30. RSVp is required with Mike at 
More details at this link: 

2013 PAS Events

5: PAS
Meeting. Everyone welcome. Member's Night – come share or learn
about Astronomy. Sign up with Terri if you wish to do a mini
presenation about astronomy to the group. Doors open at 7pm in Room
LS-201 at the PVCC Main Campus. Meeting begins at 7:30pm.
a friend and bring a snack to share! Water provided by President
Bruce. More details at this link: 

12:FREE Telescope Workshop at PVCC Main Campus by the Telescope Dome &
G-147, 7pm to 10pm. RSVP is required with Terri. No public RSVp's
could cancel this event. When you RSVP, please include the Make and
Model of your telescope and the number in your party. RSVP at Events@xxxxxxxxx.
More details at this link: 

22: Bookmans
Telescope Workshop 3:30 to 5:30pm in Musical Instrument Section of
the store. Free workshop. RSVP is required to attend with Terri 
Events@pasaz.organd leave your first name and make and model of scope you need
assistance with. More details in the Calendar listing for this event. 

PAS Indoor / Outdoor Astronomy Event with FREE Telescope Workshop.
Bring the whole family. We meet at PVCC Main Campus from 7:30pm to
10pm in and by room G-147 and the Telescope Dome. RSVP is required
with Terri at Events@pasaz.orgto attend. If you are attending for the Telescope 
Workshop, send an
RSVP email to Terri with Name, number in party and the make and model
of your scope you need assistance with. Outdoors will be a Star
Party. Indoors will be hands on activities, demos, etc. Everyone

PAS Meeting. Everyone welcome. Guest Speaker: Rick Tejera “Beyond
M42 (What to look at after you've found all the easy stuff)” Doors
open at 7pm in Room LS-201 at the PVCC Main Campus. Meeting begins at
7:30pm. Bring a friend and bring a snack to share! Water provided by
President Bruce. More details at this link: 


have an awesome line up for the rest of the PAS meetings of 2013. You
won't want to miss a meeting! Come hear about:

M42 (what to look at after you've found all the easy stuff)”
Up? The night sky and basic celestial mechanics.”
of the Cosmos”

presentations are the line up for Fall 2013. We hope to see you at
all PAS events, and especially at our PAS Meetings. Bring a friend!

you curious about upcoming PRIVATE events? Consider joining PAS.
There are a bunch of really awesome private events for just PAS
Members, that may interest you.  

the Phoenix Astronomical Society and be part of something Spacial!

a description of some of the Private events you might want to attend
(as PAS Members):

– Night Sky Training Sessions. It was decided that several PAS
members are interested in learning how to find objects in the night
sky. So, PAS is starting these events on nights that we are at Mike's
home in Carefree, with the intent of helping fellow PAS members learn
how to find objects in the night sky. Watch for these events to be
listed in the PAS Website Calendar as NSTSin the title of the event. You must 
be a current PAS Member to be
involved in these events, and we need Teachers as well as Students to
make these events a success. So, even if you know a lot of objects in
the night sky, don't feel you need to stay home when we can use your
expertise to learn more about the night sky. Please read about these
events in the forums at this link: 
http://www.pasaz.org/forums/showthread.php?t=732- Member's only link.

– Cuttin' Edge Observatory Star Parties. Chris is opening up his
remote Observatory in Mayer to allow PAS Members to do star parties
at that location. He and I will be setting up dates for these events.
Watch for them on the PAS Website Calendar marked as CEO
PAS Members only. Some additional info about CEO's can be read in
this forum thread: 
http://www.pasaz.org/forums/showthread.php?t=558&highlight=cuttin+edge– Members 
only link.  

– Virtual Star Parties. At the Meeting of the minds on Mar 28,
Chris mentioned and showed us new software that would make editing
astrophotos easier and more fun. He and I are working to set up the
next VSP's. Watch for them on the PAS Website Calendar listed as VSP
The first event will be at Chris's home in Goodyear. This type of
event has 2 parts to it. 1) learn to use the software to control
Chris's scope, to set up your photo session. 2) After you have
acquired the number of photos you wish to use to make your final
image, Chris will do classes on processing those photos, through this
new software, to help you achieve your best end result. Both session
are separate events, and will be listed as such. So the VSP event is
the acquiring of the images. VSP
TS (Private)will be the Training Session part of this type of event. And VSP
IP (Private)will be the Image Processing portion of the event. These sessions
will be a party so bring a snack to share, and a drink to share. They
could be some very long nights. These events can be held anyplace
that has a fast internet connection. PAS Members only. This link in
the PAS Forums has additional info about these events. You may wish
to read about it. http://www.pasaz.org/forums/showthread.php?t=322– Members 
Only Link.

– Estrella Observatory Star Parties. Yves and I have set up a star
party at Estrella Observatory for every month, except June, of this
year - 2013. They are listed on the PAS Website Calendar as EOSP
There is always a potluck before this event. PAS Members only.

Antenna's– What is Antenna's? Several PAS members ask me what this listing
on the PAS Website Calendar is for. Antenna's is a location that is
about 100 Miles from Phoenix in which serious observers with
telescopes will go to get away from the Phoenix light pollution. It
is a public location, as in no one owns it but it has been used by
many clubs in Arizona as a great dark sky observing location. If you
wish to attend, we ask that you talk to Eric or Sam about the event
before going to it. Why? Because Star Party Etiquette is a must.
Members of other clubs use this location to do astrophotography. They
are there to spend the night in total darkness. So, if you plan to
attend this type of event, we want you to be aware of what people are
doing down there at that location, plus use proper star party
etiquette, and prepare your vehicle not to have any white light come
on at all when you open the doors. It is advised that you arrive
before sundown and not plan to leave until dawn. There are no
facilities down there, so it is a bring your own everything event.
And it is not a PAS only event. The location is open to anyone. So,
check with Sam or Eric before heading down there, and be courteous to
other dark seeking observers. These events are listed on our calendar
as Antenna's as not to draw too much attention to these events. But
those who do this event on a regular basis, know what to look for on
the calendar.  


to stay in touch with PAS:

PAS online Calendar is a great source for all upcoming events, public
& private. Above is listed the Public events. To attend Private
events, you must be a PAS Member. You can join PAS from this link: 

You can keep in touch
with PAS through Facebook at this link: 

You can sign up to get
news from the PAS Blog at this link: http://pasaz-digest.blogspot.com/  

PAS will be changing
over from the system I am doing right now, of once a month sending
out email updates of PAS Public Activities, to doing it through the
PAS List Serve.  
What is a List Serve?
You can come and go as you please. Meaning, you sign up to receive
emails either in individual emails or a digest at the end of the day.
And anytime you want to, you can leave that list. But in the mean
time, you would get all the updates about the upcoming Public Events.  

Plus, if you wanted to
discuss anything about astronomy, we have several members on the list
to help you out. Questions are welcome. The list serve emails go to
everyone on the list. You can reply or just monitor what is being
shared. Here's how you get on this list.....  
        sign up: phoenixastro-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: subscribe
(requests will be automatically verified and added)

started a second list of those folk who were being emailed directly
from my yahoo account. Yahoo has put a stop to large amounts of email
and 550 people on several smaller lists, allowing only about 30 on a
list, was taking too long to get those emails out to everyone. So, I
created a list and put everyone on it, and here are the details if
you find a friend, interested in PAS events, and wanting to receive
emails about those events, just have them sign up for the list. We
appreciate it.  

having received this email today has been added to the new list.
This list is for the announcements of FREE upcoming astronomy events,
the discussion of those events, and the cancellation notices for
those events that Weather gets in the way. You can come and go as you
please from the list by using the below info. If you remove yourself
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Terri, Vice President & Event Coordinator for PAS ***

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