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Galena Campfire Program Series: Star Gazing with the Astronomical Society of Nevada

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2022

Weather permitting ASN will have a presentation of the “Summer Triangle”. Several telescopes will be setup to view the presentation live.

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Ophiuchus is the Name, The Zodiac is My Game!

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2022

Ophiuchus is sometimes called the 13th Zodiac. Oh Boy astrology! Yet there are many good deep space targets in the constellation, Ophiuchus. Many open and closed clusters, with several Messier objects.

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ASN Presentation: Leo the Lion

Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

On Saturday April 30th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. the Astronomical Society of Nevada will be giving a presentation on the constellation Leo the Lion. 

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Astronomy Day 2022

Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Join us! Everyone is welcome. Astronomy Day 2022 will be at the Chinese Pagoda Pavilion, Rancho San Rafael Park, 1595 N Sierra Street Reno, NV. There will be many fun and exciting activities, including solar viewing, free NASA swag, and a FREE Raffle for a telescope!

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Full Moon Celebration

Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2022

Oh, what a night! Temperature in the upper 30’s. Full moon and near total overcast. What a heart break.  And yet, 50 yes, fifty plus people showed up with their lawn chairs and blankets.  Galena Creek Regional Park set the night into positive adventure...

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The Winter Circle and the Great Orion Nebula

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2022

Meet at the Galena Creek Visitor Center for a nighttime AV presentation on the Winter Circle and the Great Orion Nebula. 

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Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade

Posted: Monday, January 17, 2022

The Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade was on Saturday December 4, 2021, in Victorian Square, a good time had by all.


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An Introduction to Amatuer Spectroscopy

Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

This Zoom presentation is by special guest, Tom Field, founder and president of Field Tested Systems and contributing editor at Sky & Telescope Magazine. The video offers an insightful introduction to spectroscopy, the study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation. 

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Watch the Transit of Mercury

Posted: Monday, November 4, 2019

From NASA: The sky will put on a stellar show on Nov. 11, 2019, as Mercury crosses in front of the Sun. From our perspective on Earth, we can only ever see Mercury and Venus cross in front of, or transit, the Sun, so it's a rare event you won't want to miss!

For local viewing: View the Mercury transit at Sparks Marina (west peninsula) on the morning of Monday, November 11, 2019 from 6:50 am to 10:00 am. A solar telescope will be available for safe viewing. The transit is visible beginning at sunrise, about 6:50 am at the Sparks Marina.

Photo Credit: NASA

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Markleeville Community Star Party Images

Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Markleeville Community Star Party was a great way to end a beautiful August this year.

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