Saturday, April 5, 2008

New Link on Blog - PAS Meeting 4.3.08


Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

New Link - PAS MOM 3/27/08

Good morning,

A new link has been added to the links to the right of the PAS Digest Blog web page. It is the photo from last Thursday's Meeting of the Minds. We were assembling bags and having a good discussion on our trip up to Mayer Apr 12th. You missed a great time if you didn't attend. See the photos through that link or here

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society

Monday, March 31, 2008

Sunset Ridge Star Party Apr 11th

My contact at Sunset Ridge needs a head count. If you are attending, and planning to help out, let me know so she can know how much pizza to order for us.

She is also collecting tips again which will be good to split among the telescope operators.

And we are setting up at 5pm for viewing of the Sun.

Then it gets dark around 7:30 for evening viewing.

And we are packing it in at 9pm.

If you have to arrive late, just let me know ahead of time, but feel free to arrive when you need to.... And if you have to leave early, that is up to you. I prefer every stay until 9pm so that we all take down at the same time.

Remember, this is the star party with the stairs you have to come down to get into the field. It wasn't a super long walk but a walk and if your scope isn't small, you may wish to ask for help moving it.

RSVp as of 9:30pm 3/31 is:

P.S. I haven't finished going through all my mail, so this may not be all attending.


Rod & Sue

Frank C.

Terri & William




I will miss the volunteer help of Jane VonSchilling this time. She was of great assistance at this star party last year. She has moved out of state. Hopefully she can visit PAS sometime in the future.

RSVP if you aren't on this list, and if you haven't already. A confirmation email will come your way if I got your RSVP.

Please have a super evening!!! See you at Sunset Ridge!

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society

Sunset Ridge Elementary School Star Party Apr 11th

Good morning,

I've convinced them to bring in pizza for this star party. Remember last year? It was good to have the food there so some of us could show up earlier for the star party.
RSVP is requested from my TEAM. So, drop me an email right away.

This star party is Apr 11th.
We are arriving and setting up around 5pm.
They have said we could take it down about 9pm or 9:30, they aren't sure when.
I told them we have a big event the next day and would like to pack it in about 9pm.

We are also getting tips and splitting them equally among the telescopes that are there.

There will NOT be a treasure hunt this year, as I don't have the prizes for it. All the prizes I would have given are going to the Mayer event. So, no treasure hunt, just show an object that no one else is on....

Moon, Saturn, Mars and Sun are our highlights for that evening.
Your attendance is welcome and appreciated.
Let me know you are coming.

If you need the map, it is in the newsletter, or if that one isn't that good, put the address into MapQuest and seek it out. This is a very worth while star party. We enjoyed it tremendously. The kids attending are 7th Graders. It isn't a large bunch but with all the parents there and siblings we had about 50 in attendance last time.

Come have fun with us.
RSVP right now.

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society