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2018 SMAS Officers:

    President: Lee Erickson Vice President: Jim Sanders    
    Treasurer: Jae Park Secretary: Mike Tenbus    
    The Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society (SMAS) is an Astronomical League-affiliated club for astronomy enthusiasts in the East Tennessee area. SMAS provides monthly meetings at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, star parties at several locations, and a members-only Yahoo group. SMAS also has several loaner scopes for members including a 10-inch dobsonian, a 127mm Burgess Optical achromatic refractor with an LXD55 mount, and our newly refurbished 20-inch Dobsonian we term "Sasquatch."

Would you like to join SMAS? Click here for instructions. Please feel free to visit with us at our monthly meetings or scheduled star parties. We welcome visitors!

First time at a star party? Please be sure to review our suggested star party etiquette.

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Next SMAS Meeting May 11th, 7:30 PM

Join us at PSTCC Hardin Valley campus in Room 223 in the Alexander Building for our next regular club meeting.

  • Jammey Church will speak about his approach to astrophotography. He will introduce us to the type of equipment he uses as well as his image capture and processing techniques.
  • Duane Dunlap will cover the upcoming “Opposition of Mars” event as well as other interesting facts about Mars.
  • Lee Erickson will provide an update on events regarding the Heritage High School Planetarium.
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