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Upcoming Star Parties

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Find the latest information on local star parties in Sparks, Markleevile,  and Galena, as well as information on August's Lassen Volcanic National Park Dark Sky Festival. To help with your plannig, also included is informatiopn on campgrounds, eateries, and motels.

 

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The 88 Constellations and Their Brightest Stars

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

This project, created by Mitchell Barrick, includes the 88 IAU recognized constellations, what they represent, where and when you can see them, and we've even visually identified their brightest stars.

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Astronomical Photos by Dave Radosovich

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

View these excellent astrophotographs taken by ASN member, Dave Radosovich. 

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Dark Sky/Light Pollution Map

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

Regarding light pollution, Nevada is exceptional for its dark skies. This light pollution mapping application displays VIIRS/DMSP/World Atlas over Microsoft Bing base layers. 

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Star Parties & Events

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

There are several good lists for Star Parties and other astronomical events. Some are kept up-to-date more than others. Check out these lists.

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Our Amazing Universe

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

Incredible images gathered from many astronomy sites, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory, the European Southern Observatory, NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope, and more.

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Time & Date Information

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

For many centuries, temporal measurement was considered the work of astronomers.

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Astronomers in History

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Submitted by Robbin Scholl

The Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society has collected biographies of ancient and Renaissance astronomers.

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Fleischmann Planetarium

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The emphasis is on education for enthusiasts of all ages, providing educational shows, presentations and scientific exhibits that correlate with K-12 Next-Generation Science Standards.

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