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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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The ASN Newsletter

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

This page includes links to some back issues of the ASN Newsletters. 

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Getting Busy with ASN

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Read a first hand experience of why it's fun becoming an ASN member.

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