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Girl Scouts Space Odyssey 2023

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2023

April 15, 2023 at the National Automobile Museum. Setup is between 9-10 am. Viewing from 10 -2 pm. Come join the Girl Scouts Space Odyssey 2023. ASN will be providing special telescopes to view the sun! If you have not looked through a Hydrogen Alpha telescope, here is your chance. See prominences and flares coming off the sun. See how to protect your eyes and telescope for the October annular solar eclipse.

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Sparks Hometown Christmas Parade 2022

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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Middlegate Station Star Party

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

At the promting of Liongate TV Productions, after 8 months of planning, we held our star party at Middlegate Station, NV on November 14, 2022 for an upcoming TV show. 


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ASN Volunteers Needed

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2022

ASN still has a need for volunteers. 

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Markleeville Star Party Attendee Feedback

Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

The burgers were great, the lighting was perfect, and the weather cooperated. All in all a great evening! -- August's Markleeville Star Pary was a great summer success.

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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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