This month’s meeting will feature a discussion of basic photography of the night sky – the tools needed and the methods required. Do you have a DSLR and a tripod? Then you can probably take photos like this one (taken last year at Fishtrap) and that’s just the beginning.
The weather is just a bit too crazy and SFCC has closed the campus as of 2pm Friday. See you next month! Watch our Facebook page and / or mailing list for updates.
It is the holiday season again and the Spokane Astronomical Society will be having their Annual Potluck Dinner on Friday Dec. 2nd. See the event page for more details.
October’s general meeting will take place at the SFCC Planetarium. Check out the event page for more info, including directions.
August’s meeting will be at Riverview Retirement Community in the community center building. (same place as last year). We’ll be discussing telescope collimation as well as other astronomy related topics! Bring your questions!
If you hadn’t heard yet, our local utility company, Avista, is in the process of installing hundreds of blue-white LED streetlights in the Spokane area. These lights are, for the most part, far brighter than they need to be. To make matters worse, the lights are on the blue side of the spectrum which is terrible for dark-adaptation. What can we do?
- Research! Here’s a couple of recent articles and news stories about the issue:
- Let the your city council rep know what you think.
- Let Avista know what you think
If enough of us voice our opinion (respectfully!) there’s no doubt in my mind we can make a difference here.
This Saturday, May 2nd is Astronomy Day. We will be at the Hillyard Library from 11am to 5pm. Lots of fun stuff happening – telescopes, solar viewing, soda rockets and more! See the event page for more info. See you there!