Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Upcoming Events + Links

This is your email issue of TICKET TO THE STARS,
provided to you by the Phoenix Astronomical Society


March has a nice spread out line up of events for PAS Members & Guests to enjoy.

Mar 3
: PAS Meeting in G-147. Guest Speaker is Dennis Young. Topic is Astro-Scenic-Photography & more. 7pm to 10pm. Special Show & Tell by Pete Morrisey & Night Sky Network Awards Ceremony. Bring a Friend!
Mar 4 & 5: Messier Marathon at 2 Trees site N. of Sedona. For more info & to attend, contact Dennis Young
Mar 5: Cuttin' Edge Observatory Star Party in Mayer. RSVP is with Chris PAS Members only. Please arrive prior to sundown at 6:15pm.
Mar 6: PAS FREE Telescope Workshop at Bookman's, in back room. RSVP is required with Terri Time is from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Bring scope, learn how to use it. Open to all ages.
Mar 8: Cancer Treatment Center Star Party. PAS Members only. 7:30pm to 9:30pm, RSVP is with Joe by day before. This is a Paid event. Be sure you are on the PAStimes Star Tours Team so you get paid for this event. PAS Volunteers welcome.
Mar 10: Indoor / Outdoor Astronomy Event & Star Party at PVCC by Telescope Dome & G-147. Come enjoy hands on activities & handouts in G-147, while a star party takes place outside. Weather Permitting. RSVP is requested with Terri
Mar 11: Astrophoto Meeting in G-147 at PVCC 7pm.
Mar 19: 1st Annual PAS Moon Marathon. Read about this event in the Newsletter (link provided below) on page 4. Everyone Welcome. RSVP is REQUIRED.
Mar 22: Cancer Treatment Center Star Party Back Up Date. PAS Members only. 7:30pm to 9:30pm, RSVP is with Joe by day before. This is a Paid event. PAS Volunteers welcome.
Mar 24: PVCC Telescope Workshop 7pm - 10pm. Meet in G-147 to learn to use your telescope by daylight, then move outdoors, and learn to use it at night. When you RSVP with Terri, please provide the number in your party, and what scope you will bringing that night so we have a teacher available to assist you with your scope. Handouts & Meteorite Man will most likely be provided as well. This is also a PAS STAR PARTY. PAS Telescope Volunteers needed.
Mar 26: Virtual Star Party at Chris's home in Goodyear. RSVP is required with Chris Time frame for this night's session will be 7pm to 1am. Bring a snack & Drink to share. PAS Members only.
Mar 26: Desert Botanical Garden PAID Star Party 7pm to 9pm. PAStimes Star Tours members are invited to sign up to assist at this event by day before. Sam is RSVP
Apr 7: PAS Meeting in PVCC Library. Guest Speaker is Richard Hill. Topic is TBA. 7pm to 10pm. Bring a Friend! ***

The March PAStimes Newsletter is ready for download and can be found at this link:

PAS Speaker Line up for rest of Spring 2011

Apr 7: Richard Hill - Topic: TBA
May 5 in G-147: Dolores Hill + Pizza Party + Elections + Moon Marathon Awards Ceremony - Topic: "Meteorites: Keys to Understanding the Solar System"
May 19 in G-147: Robert Piccioni + Party + Messier Marathon Awards Ceremony - Topic: "Einstein for Everyone"

Here are some links of interest for your enjoyment....

New Record! Telescope Finds 19 Asteroids in One Night
Received this link from Matt.

space shuttle launch viewed from airplane
Received this link from Leah

Have a super day!
See you at tonight's meeting!

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society