Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tonight's Telescope Training Workshop is CANCELED

[COLOR="Red"][B]Due to the Weather,
The Telescope Training Workshop
at PV Park from 6pm to 10pm
has been canceled!
Have a super evening!
We will reschedule!

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society

Friday, June 13, 2008

July Newsletter Deadline

The Deadline for submissions for the newsletters is Thursday June 19. I would appreciate your getting articles to me as early as possible as I need to get the newsletter out Monday June 23rd.

Don Boyd, PAStimes Editor
Phoenix Astronomical Society

Phoenix Monsoon Season

I heard on the news last night that the official dates of start and end of the Phoenix Monsoon Season are June 15th to Sept 30th.
Those are the dates in which, at the drop of a hat, PAS may need to cancel star parties. Please keep that in mind as to why we ask everyone to RSVP to attend PAS events. Especially in the summer time.

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thursday 6/12

A High Pollution Advisory for Ozone has been issued for Thursday, June 12, 2008 by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society

PVCC star party tomorrow 6/12

PVCC STAR PARTY by the Telescope Domes
6/12 6pm to 10pm

Everyone welcome. Weather Permitting.
If you haven't already RSVP for this event.

Park in the North Lot and walk over.


In the case of this star party, the star party will happen
because it is also for the PVCC students. So, we have this
one even if we have no PUBLIC RSVP'S.

However, the weather may not be cooperative. According to
the weather man last night, there is a storm heading in and
should arrive, when? YES THURSDAY!

That may cancel this event.
You can either look to this PAS Digest Blog for a cancel notice by 4pm,
or check the PAS website calendar
and see if it has been canceled before you drive over.

My favorite weather website shows 6mph winds, that's ok,
no clouds, and no rain in sight. That's awesome. So, if that
stays true as the forecast, then the star party will happen.

If you are watching the weather put in the zip code of 85032 because
that is the zip of PVCC.

We hope to see you there.

RSVP is with Rod at

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society

USS Space Telescope

Received this link from my hubby, William:

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mars Worm & ISS Flyby

Space Weather News for June 10, 2008

DOUBLE FLYBY ALERT: Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled
to undock from the International Space Station on Wednesday
morning, June 11th, at 7:42 am EDT. This means many sky watchers
will be able to see the two spaceships flying in tandem, separate but
closely-spaced points of light, gliding among the stars on Wednesday
night. Double flybys will continue on Thursday the 12th and to a lesser
extent on Friday the 13th, with Discovery returning to Earth on Saturday.
Southeastern parts of the United States (e.g., Miami and Atlanta) are
favored with some particularly good apparitions. Check our Simple
Flybys tool to find out when you should look:

MARSWORM: Meanwhile on Mars, Phoenix has photographed a
worm-shaped object near one of its feet. No, it is not a Marsworm.
Visit to find out what really lies at Phoenix's
feet and to view the latest 3D images from the Red Planet.

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society