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04-04-2018 10:06 AM
Last post by Terri Finch
04-04-2018 10:06 AM
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Tonight's PAS Meeting + the rest of June events
May 10, 2018 - 1:21 PM - by Terri Finch
Happy PAS Meeting Thursday Night May 10th!!!

It's sure hot outdoors. Why not come spend a few hours indoors tonight, in a nicely air conditioned meeting room at PVCC Main Campus in Room LS-203 for our next Fantastic PAS General Meeting with a tremendous Guest Speaker?

Here are some details about tonight's event, and the rest of the Public Events for the months of May and June...

May 10 Thursday: PAS Meeting at PVCC Main Campus 7pm to 10pm:

May 19 Saturday: Public Star Party in Carefree 6pm to 11:30pm

June 16 Saturday: Free Public Star Party in Carefree 6pm to 11:30pm

June 23 Saturday: Public Star Party at Bookmans 7:30pm to 10pm

June 30 Saturday : Public Lecture in Carefree 6pm to 11pm

More events are being added all the time, so watch the PAS Calendar for more Free Public Events you can attend this summer Please always RSVP in case the Phoenix Monsoons cancels the events with bad weather.

Terri, Event Manager
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Tonight's Star Party May 3 at BMC is a GO!
May 03, 2018 - 1:00 PM - by Terri Finch
Awesome day to all,

PAS is planning to provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure at BMC on May 3, 2018 TONIGHT. Here is the link to more details about this event:

As of today 5/3, the weather looks promising. My Weather Watcher team checked 8 different weather forecasts for tonight at BMC. The Forecasts average 11 % clouds 6 mph winds and 0% rain. Should be a nice night for stargazing. Tonight's star party is a GO.

The BMC Huge Star Party of May 3rd has two parts to it (you don't have to feel obligated to attend both parts. Your RSVP to with the number in your party, is for the Star Party portion).

1) 6pm to 7:30 we have hands on activities indoors in the Aquila building with the making of Light Sabers, Meteorites you can touch and feel,
some other great demos, and other activities put on by the PVCC faculty and students, plus some lectures having to do with what you may see that night while looking through the telescopes.

2) 7:30pm to 9:45pm - Viewing thru the telescopes. PAS will have Many telescopes attending and setting up for your viewing pleasure.

Please follow 2 rules:
1) Please do not touch the telescopes
2) Please no white light (this includes the light from your phone when the screen is on) in the observing area.

We will see you there!
Next event like this one is in October 2018.
Bring your Family and Friends to tonight's event!

Terri, Event Manager
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PAS Upcoming Summer 2018 Events
Apr 09, 2018 - 12:01 PM - by Terri Finch
Awesome Monday to you!

I'm setting up the Summer 2018 PAS Events.
Here are the ones I have set up today. Please always RSVP during the Summer months, for all events.

Check out these and other fun events on the PAS Calendar: RSVP where requested to On the PAS Calendar, “Private” means the event is for PAS members only. If you wish to become a PAS member and attend the private events, please download a membership form here:

During the Summer months, the Phoenix Monsoon (May 15 to Sept 30) season cancels many of the Outdoor Events PAS hosts. This is why RSVP is highly requested for all events in June, July, August and September.

May 26: Bookmans Sidewalk Astro Event: Event is from 7:30 to 10pm.

June 2: Private PAS Members Field Trip:

June 3: Bookmans Telescope Workshop: Event is from 3:30pm to 5:30pm and RSVP is Required. See Calendar listing for what to send me in your RSVP, please.

June 23: Bookmans Sidewalk Astronomy Event: Event is from 7:30pm to 10pm.

July 3: Private Event for PAS Members Fireworks, Ice Cream, Movie Night:

July 22: Bookmans Telescope Workshop: Event is from 3:30pm to 5:30pm and RSVP is Required. See Calendar listing for what to send me in your RSVP, please.

July 28: Bookmans Sidewalk Astronomy Event: Event is from 7:30pm to 10pm.

Aug 19: Bookmans Telescope Workshop: Event is from 3:30pm to 5:30pm and RSVP is Required. See Calendar listing for what to send me in your RSVP, please.

At the time of completion of this list, several more events were in the planning stages and could not be listed as “Scheduled” until they are definitely happening. Please see our online calendar for more events that didn’t make it into this list.

All Outdoor events with PAS are Weather Permitting. That means if these conditions exist, the event becomes cancelled:
1) High winds of 10mph+
2) Any precipitation: If predicted above 20% chance of rain
3) Lack of Telescope or PAS Member participation
4) Excessive thick clouds and / or 50% predicted cloud cover

Terri Finch, Event Manager
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Apr 5th PAS Meeting
Apr 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM - by Terri Finch
Awesome day to everyone!

Tonight, Apr 5th, is the next PAS Meeting. We have a great line up of Guest Speakers. Yes, i did say Speakers - as in more than one for tonight.

Please Read about the Guest Speaker in the April 2018 PAStimes Newsletter at this link:

1) We have Sonny Shug, a long time PAS Member, sharing his knowledge about Astrophotography.
2) We have Gene Hanson bringing us info and a discussion about the Wisconsin Astronomy Club and what they do, what they provide, and other details that might be good for PAS Members to know.

Bring a Snack to Share, or donate to the Snack Fund, please.
Bottled Water will be provided by Bruce Wurst, PAS Member.
Read about the PAS Meeting here:
No RSVP is needed. We would just love to have you attend.

And we have a Dinner prior to the Meeting at Chili's at 4:30pm.
The RSVP for dinner will be placed at 1pm today, so if you didn't get in on Dinner and would like to, drop me an email right away at with the number in your party.
Read about Dinner here:
RSVP is required to attend dinner with PAS.

We would love to have you come join us at the meeting and dinner. See you there! As always, bring the Family and Bring a Friend!

Terri, Event Manager
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PAStimes NL of April 2018 is HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Apr 04, 2018 - 2:32 PM - by Terri Finch
Please help yourself to the newest Newsletter in the collection...
The April 2018 PAStimes

Terri, Event Manager
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