¶ Consider nominating yourself or another reliable TVS member to serve on next year's board. See page 2.
¶ Stellafane's famous dark sky site is in danger of light-pollution washout. Jay Ryan explains on page 7.
¶ Jane Houston invites TVS members to the Sonoma County Star Party, September 11 and 12. Read her letter on page 7.
¶ Andrew Fraknoi teams NASA Ames, Foothill College Astronomy and LINC Programs, ASP, and SETI in a series of six astronomy talks. Check it out on page 8.
First light from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory captured a 320-year old supernova remnant in Cassiopeia A, believed to have been produced by the explosion of a massive star. See Prime Focus on the web for a color version of this image. (NASA/Chandra)
Remember those back-to-school essays, when your teacher asked you to write all about your summer vacation? Well, TVS does, and we believe that adults tell (Continued on page 6)