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Astronomical Society of Nevada Constitution

Monday, April 18, 2022
Submitted by Danne Polk

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. 

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Astronomy Day 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Submitted by Danne Polk

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!

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Watch the Transit of Mercury

Monday, November 4, 2019

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

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The ASN Newsletter

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

This page includes links to some back issues of the ASN Newsletters. 

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Dark Sky/Light Pollution Map

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

Regarding light pollution, Nevada is exceptional for its dark skies. This light pollution mapping application displays VIIRS/DMSP/World Atlas over Microsoft Bing base layers. 

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Star Parties & Events

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

There are several good lists for Star Parties and other astronomical events. Some are kept up-to-date more than others. Check out these lists.

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Our Amazing Universe

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

Incredible images gathered from many astronomy sites, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory, the European Southern Observatory, NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope, and more.

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Time & Date Information

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Submitted by Danne Polk

For many centuries, temporal measurement was considered the work of astronomers.

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Fleischmann Planetarium

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The emphasis is on education for enthusiasts of all ages, providing educational shows, presentations and scientific exhibits that correlate with K-12 Next-Generation Science Standards.

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Telescopes

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Using information gathered from Wikipedia, the SVAS details the differences between reflecting, refracting, and catadioptric telescopes.

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