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Christa McAuliffe Star Party
February 12th
(Please contact officers or web master for more information.)
Girl Scout Star Party!
February 13th, (time TBD)
Contact officers or webmaster for more information.
BAS meeting
Friday, February 26th, 8:00pm
F.I.T. Astronomy Lecture Series
"An Evening with Michael Shermer" (Gleason Auditorium)
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SATURDAY, MARCH 5th
Palm Bay Star Party at Goode Park
5-10pm
1300 Bianca Dr NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905
(click for map)
Eau Gallie Public Star Party (rescheduled)
Monday, March 14th at 7:00pm
(more details to come)

Moonlight Stroll
Saturday, March 19th!
(more information to come)

BAS
2017 Solar Eclipse Road Trip!!

(more info to come)


Stargazing
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EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922

Wednesday, February 3rd
Legends of the Sky: Orion 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Africa's Elephant Kingdom 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday, February 5th
Observatory - Dusk to 10PM
Skywatchers of Africa 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SolarMax 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
U2 Laser Show 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Saturday, February 6th
Observatory - Dusk to 10PM
More Than Meets the Eye 7:00pm-8:00 pm
Antarctica 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Jimi Hendrix Laser Show 9:00pm-10:00 pm

Wednesday, February 10th
Legends of the Sky: Orion 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Africa's Elephant Kingdom 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm


Friday, February 12th
Observatory - Dusk to 10PM
Skywatchers of Africa 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SolarMax 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
U2 Laser Show 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, February 13th
Observatory - Dusk to 10PM
More Than Meets the Eye 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Antarctica 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Jimi Hendrix Laser Show 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

You can check http://www.calendarwiz.com/planetarium
for the latest planetarium show times and titles plus descriptions of the shows.
Take a free look through the 24-inch telescope at the EFSC planetarium. The rings of Saturn are a fabulous sight visible all evening. You may also call the planetarium box office at (321) 433-7373 to hear the latest schedule information and prices.
2017 Solar Eclipse

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is fast approaching, and it's time for us to make arrangements to find your ultimate viewing site. Some of the Brevard Astronomical Society members are starting to plan a trip for this event. We should address this at our next BAS meeting in February, and discuss the desired location and reservations that we will need to make.

If you have any input, just e-mail everyone at BAS through the members e-mail address.

Here is a link to NASA for more information about the eclipse.

NASA ECLIPSE LINK

Orbitar & Fafnir

The Brevard Astronomical Society (BAS) is proud to announce that the names "Orbitar" (planet) and Fafnir (Star) that were submitted to the "International Astronomical Union" (IAU)  received the highest public vote internationally!

The votes are in — the names of 19 “ExoWorlds” (14 stars and 31 exoplanets orbiting around them)  have been chosen by public vote in the NameExoWorlds contest, and accepted by the IAU. Reflecting the truly international interest in astronomy, over half a million votes from 182 countries and territories contributed to the new official designations of the alien worlds.

The Brevard Astronomical Society
submission to the IAU.

Click here to watch Submission video


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