Yosemite Glacier Point Star Party 8/29-8/31, 2014

The last call for the Yosemite Glacier Point Star Party is upon us.
The Star Party nights are:

Friday Aug 29
Saturday Aug 30
Sunday Aug 31Yosemite 2014

Those are also the days and nights that Yosemite will cover your park admittance and camping fees, with Labor Day Monday being a bonus day to visit the park.

This event is open to any SVAS member in good standing. To register contact Walt Heiges by the 25th of Aug and provide Your Name and Number of Guests.

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Posted: August 5, 2014

Star-B-Q July 25th & 26th, 2014

Don’t miss our annual Star-B-Q held at HGO Blue Canyon on July 25th & 26th! Great raffle, good food, and friends! The July general meeting will be held here, and it’s a great chance to talk to the SVAS Officers and Board about club activities and operations. Check with Tim Tingey or Richard Sandler for info on the Messier Marathon.  Star-B-Q Rules can be viewed here: Star-B-Q Rules

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Posted: July 22, 2014

SVAS Joins International SUN-day!

From SVAS Vice President Walt Heiges:

Pam Shivak, the coordinator of International SUN-day organization, and I have been coordinating efforts to present this event. I have made the SVAS a participating partner with their event. She has announced our participation on their Facebook group and has put the SVAS logo on their web page with a link back to the SVAS group.

In exchange, we will receive free solar glasses. We ask you to visit their website,and I encourage our members to not only join the International SUN-day Facebook group, but Stephen Ramsden’s CBSAP Facebook group as well. Links to both are below.

We look forward to you sharing your plans and pictures with the SUN-day group and I thank you again for your participation. Sounds like it will be a great event to share with the folks in Sacramento Valley.

Here are the links:

To the SUN-day Facebook group where you will also find the EVENT where you can accept the invite and say you are GOING.

Here is the link to the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project facebook page. Please try to add at least 10 astronomy friends to this group:

Also, please visit www.solarastronomy.org for more information.

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Posted: February 23, 2014

2014 Star Party Dates

NGC 364, credit: NASA

The 2014 Star Party Dates have been posted to: http://www.svas.org/event-calendar/

Contact Observatory Director Perry Preston Porter for more information.


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Posted: November 27, 2013

SVAS Newsletters

For the latest SVAS news, check out our newsletter page at: http://www.svas.org/newsletter/

On this page, you can download the second-most recent edition of SVAS’s newsletter, The Observer,* and browse an archive of newsletters going back to 1998!

*Note: The most recent edition of The Observer is for members only, and is distributed to them via email.

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Posted: August 3, 2013