Join us at an ASN Members BBQ!

We invite all ASN members (and those who would like to join) to come down to Wilson Commons Park in Washoe Valley on Saturday, September 24th, for a potluck BBQ!  This will be a great opportunity to commune with your fellow ASN members in the daylight and place a face to those strange voices that you often hear in the dark.  We plan to kick off around 4pm and will have the club's Coronado Ha solor scope set up for those wishing to take a look at our own sun.  Have a telescope sitting in a closet at home that you don't know how to use?  This is a great opportunity to bring it out so we can help you set it up and get it ready for use later that evening (or at least give it our best try).  Bring meat to grill and a side dish for dinner; we will provide soda and water.  After dinner we will finish setting up for (hopefully) cloud-free sky observing of many later summer and early autumn objects like the Veil Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, Jupiter and many other member favorites.  Can't stay out that late?  That's OK, we'd still love to see you for dinner!   

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Become an Active Member!

Why be an active member? Because it is fun!! I cannot express the joy I feel when someone looks into my telescope and says “WOW!” You now have the interest of that person to your interest. You now have a common bond for the next 10 to 15 minutes on…

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Why we do school star parties...

Those of us that do school star parties know that they can be quite rewarding.  I believe the recent letter we received from a school teacher summarizes things quite eloquently:

"I wanted to thank you so much for your wonderful star gazing presentation at our school this past April.  It was enjoyed immensely by Fernley Elementary school students and parents alike.  I had many parents come and thank us for providing this opportunity.  At FES we strive to provide opportunities for parental involvement.  This created a great opportunity that everyone could enjoy.…

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Other Observing Opportunities...

While the ASN offers many activities, we know there may be times that you wish to go star gazing and we don't have anything planned on our calendar.  Fortunately, there are other organizations nearby that may have some observing events planned.  Following are some of the other observing opportunities nearby:…

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Star Parties -- Telescope viewing

Spring, Summer and Fall are typically the best observing times here in northern Nevada.  However, as you can see by the list of events to the left, we have events planned all the time.  Check out our calendar to see all of the events planned for this year.

 

We have events planned for all members of the community:

·         Public Star Parties. Redfield Campus,18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno NV each Friday. Sparks Marina, Sparks NV, 3rd Friday of each month. Nature Conservancy, 381 Genoa Ln, Genoa, NV, 4th Friday of each month. All star parties, (Telescopes viewing) start at sunset and last about 2 hours.  Only cloudy skies will cancel the event.…

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