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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."

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SMAS Meeting @ 7:30 PM on 9 Nov

This Friday's meeting will start at 7:30 PM in room 223 of the Lamar Alexander Bldg at Pellissippi State Technical Community College.


  • 7:15 Doors open
  • 7:30 Call to order by Lee Erickson
  • Club business: Discussion on Cades Cove Star Party on Nov. 17
  • Treasurer's report
  • Program: Astro Sketching Workshop presented by Lee Erickson


Cades Cove Star Party Rescheduled

The NPS-hosted star party in Cades Cove has been rescheduled for 5:30 PM on November 17th.

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