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Members only Star Party

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

June 12 2021 Members only Star Party.

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Message to ASN Members - 05-30-2021

Posted: Sunday, May 30, 2021

June 8, 2021, Meeting; outside Planetarium in the circle.  Please bring your own chair.

6:30 – 7:00 social        7:00 – 8:00 business meeting.

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ASN Officer Nominations & Transitions

Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A recent letter from the ASN President outlines the upcoming plans to conduct ASN Officer nominations and makes an official announcement that the acting president will be stepping down due to moving plans. Included is a response to the news by acting ASN Treasurer, Robbin Scholl.

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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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Galena Campfire Program Star Party

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

Join the ASN for a star talk by Mike Hopper and some star gazing on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Galena Campfire Program.

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Upcoming Star Parties

Posted: 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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Markleeville Community Star Party

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

ASN members and their guests are supporting the Markleeville Community Star Party on Saturday, August 24th, 2019.

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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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