The ASN has a new Discussion Forum for members. It's just getting started, but the more we use it, the greater sense of community we will feel as astronomy enthusiasts. Through discussions, we can help to foster a love of learning and discovery. We can encourage engagement in astronomy research and outreach. And we can help to promote a deeper understanding of astronomy.
If you are passionate about astronomy, we encourage you to join the discussion forum and get involved. You will be glad you did!
Do you have some astronomy equipment you are no longer using? ASN is providing a Swap Meet section on the website where ASN members can advertise appropriate items.
This article lays out the rules and steps to take for members to advertise and donate.
This is the ASN's Constitution, revised on February 11, 2022, reviewed and approved on April 12, 2022, by the ASN Members present, and certified by James Fahey, ASN President. This revised document becomes effective April, 2022.
Join us! Everyone is welcome. Astronomy Day 2022 will be at the Chinese Pagoda Pavilion, Rancho San Rafael Park, 1595 N Sierra Street Reno, NV. There will be many fun and exciting activities, including solar viewing, free NASA swag, and a FREE Raffle for a telescope!
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