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1997

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Jan---
4 . . . -21
11 . . . 12
18 . . . 82
25 . . . -94

Feb---
1 . . . -36
8 . . . 3
15 . . . 68
22 . . . -99

Mar---
1 . . . -52
8 . . . 0 . . . (Eclipse, Mongolia)
15 . . . 52
22 . . . 99
29 . . . -67 . . . Hale-Bopp at perihelion on 31-1

Apr---
5 . . . -3
12 . . . 35 . . . Astronomy Day
19 . . . 93
26 . . . -80 . . . (?SJAA Auction?)

May---
3 . . . -10
10 . . . 20
17 . . . 83
24 . . . -90 . . . RTMC
31 . . . -20

Jun---
7 . . . 9
14 . . . 69
21 . . . -97
28 . . . -32

Jul---
5 . . . 2 . . . Long weekend
12 . . . 53
19 . . . 100
26 . . . -46

Aug---
2 . . . 0
. . . Fremont Peak Observatory Assn. and AANC Star-B-Que 9 . . . 37
16 . . . 98
23 . . . -60
30 . . . -3 . . . Labor Day weekend (Possible Star-B-Que date?)

Sep---
6 . . . 22
13 . . . 90
20 . . . -75
27 . . . -11

Oct---
4 . . . 11
11 . . . 78
18 . . . -87
25 . . . -23

Nov---
1 . . . 3
8 . . . 64
15 . . . -96
22 . . . -39
29 . . . 0

Dec---
6 . . . 49
13 . . . 100
20 . . . -57
27 . . . -3

 


1998

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APRIL
4 . . . 64 . . . SJAA/Bay-Area Auction*
11 . . . 100 . . . AANC Workshop: The Search for Life in the Universe
18 . . . -57 . . . Astronomy Day
19 . . . AANC Board meeting; Lawrence Hall of Science; 1pm
25 . . . 0 . . . 8:30 PM Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association
? "The Search For Life On Mars and Europa"
? Dr. Chris McKay, NASA-Ames Research Center

? MAY
2 . . . 47 . . . Astronomy Day
7 . . . 98
9 . . . 98
16 . . . -71
23 . . . -4 . . . RTMC
8:30 PM Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association
"Sofia: A Far Infrared Look at Our Evolving Galaxy"
Dr. Jacqueline Davidson,
Universities Space ResearchAssociation
30 . . . 31

JUNE
6 . . . 92
7 . . . AANC Board meeting; Lawrence Hall of Science; 1pm
13 . . . -83
20 . . . -12
27 . . . 17 . . . ?8:30 PM Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association
"SETI: Science Fact, Not Fiction"
Dr. Jill Tarter, SETI Institute

JULY
4 . . . 80
11 . . . -92
18 . . . -23
25 . . . 7
. . . . ?8:30PM Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association
"Oxymoronic Astronomy" Norman Sperling, Morrison Planetarium
23-27 . . . Tri-Valley Stargazers sponsored High Altitude Stargazing in the White Mountains
AUGUST
1 . . . 66
8 . . . -98
9 . . . AANC Board meeting; Lawrence Hall of Science; 1pm
15 . . . -35
22 . . . 1 . . . FPOA/AANC Star-B-Que; Fremont Peak
8:30pm Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association
"Atmospheric Optics: Light And Color, Fire and Ice In The Sky"
Dr. Joe Jordan-NASA-Ames Research Center
29 . . . 50 . . . Labor Day weekend (Possible Star-B-Que date?)

SEPTEMBER
5 . . . 100
12 . . . -49
19 . . . 0 . . . . 8:00 PM "NASA's Sun-Earth Connection
Dr. Isabel Hawkins, Center For EUV Astrophysics
26 . . . 33

OCTOBER
3 . . . 96
4 . . . AANC Board meeting; Lawrence Hall of Science; 1pm
10 . . . -64
17 . . . -5 . . . ?7:30 PM Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association
"The New Gamma Ray Astronomy"
Dr. Lynn Cominsky, Sonoma State University
24 . . . 19
31 . . . 87
NOVEMBER
3 . . . Is the End NEAR? Asteroids: The Real Impact; Dr. David Morrison, NASA Ames Research Center; Dr. Alan Harris, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Dr. Kevin Zahnle, NASA Ames Research Center; Tuesday, 11/3/98 7:30 - 9:00 pm; Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences; Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
7 . . . -78 . . . . NCHALADA Northern California Historical Astronomy Luncheon and Discussion Association's 47th meeting at Chabot Observatory, 4917 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Topics: 10 AM - 12:30 PM: "Ole Roemer". 2-5 PM: "Horizon Markers in Archaeoastronomy". Further details from: Norm Sperling, nsperling@global.california.com.
15 . . . IS ANYBODY OUT THERE?, Dan Werthimer, director, SERENDIP Program; and David Anderson, director, SETI@Home Program Tunes Network Inc. and UC Berkeley; 3:00 pm, Lawrence Hall of Science Auditorium
14 . . . -14
21 . . . 8 . . .Join the Women in Astronomy program at the Chabot Observatory & Science Center for the premier of: "Women Hold Up Half the Sky" Saturday, November 21, 1998 at 7 pm Chabot Observatory & Science Center, 4917 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Join Urania and her sister muses on an exploration of women's contributions to the field of astronomy. Featuring a sea monster, planets, comets, a river of stars and a journey through time and space. Seating is limited so please call Tamara Schwarz to reserve your free ticket, at 510-530-3480 x 22. An original planetarium show produced by and starring Oakland students and teachers, based upon work supported by the NSF under grant No. 9553488.
28 . . . 73

DECEMBER
5 . . . -91
6 . . . AANC Board meeting; Lawrence Hall of Science; 1pm
12 . . . -28
19 . . . 1
26 . . . 58

 


Year 2000

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Jan
1 ... -18Moon...
8 ... 5%Moon...
15 ... 68%Moon... EAS lecture
22 ... -94%Moon...

25 7:30 pm Benjamin Dean Lecture: Dr. Louis Frank--Small Comets and Our Origins: The Ecstasy and the Agony of the Scientific Debate--Are dark spots detected by orbiting spacecraft a "cosmic rain" of small comets entering our atmosphere or instrument malfunctions? Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. http://www.calacademy.org/planetarium/
26, 7-8:30pm-- Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture: Dr. Alexei Filippenko (U. of California, Berkeley) will describe "Einstein's Biggest Blunder: New Discoveries about Cosmic 'Antigravity'" -- work that Science magazine selected as the most important science story of 1998. At the Smithwick Theater, FOOTHILL COLLEGE, El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA. Sponsored by: NASA's Ames Research Center, Foothill College Astronomy and LINC Programs, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and the SETI Institute. A special 1-unit credit workshop for K-12 teachers will be offered in the late afternoon on the day before the evening talk. For more information, call the Lecture Series hot line at: (650) 949-7888. 29 -32

February
5 ...0
12 ...52%Moon...
19 ...100%Moon... EAS lecture
26 ...-49%Moon...

March
4 ... 1%Moon...
11 ... 37%Moon...
18 ... 99%Moon... EAS lecture
25 ... -66%Moon... AANC workshop

April

1 ... -8%Moon... 7:00pm Mt Tamalpais State Park Public Astronomy Program** -- NORM SPERLING--Science Editor, ALTAVISTA.COM -- "The Pull of the Planets" When the planets align who will be better off and who will be worse? What really happens and how can you can can you make it favorable for yourself?

8 ... -24%Moon... EAS lecture -- Astronomy Day
12 ... ... (Wed) 7- 8:30 pm SILICON VALLEY ASTRONOMY LECTURE SERIES -- Why Louis XIV Had Cold Feet: The Changing Sun and the Earth's Climate -- talk by Dr. Sallie Baliunas, (Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics & Mt. Wilson Observatory), at the Smithwick Theater, FOOTHILL COLLEGE, El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA; Sponsored by: NASA's Ames Research Center, Foothill College, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and the SETI Institute. Admission is free and open to the public Please bring 2 dollars with you for the parking meters. Foothill College is located just off Freeway 280 at the El Monte Rd. Exit in Los Altos Hills. Park at the bottom of the hill as you come in and go up the stairs to the Smithwick Theater. Call 650-949-7888 for series information.

15 ... 93%Moon... SJAA Auction
22 ... -81%Moon... (Easter 23)
29 ... -19%Moon...

May

3... ... (Wed) Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture: "COLD HARD WORLDS AT THE EDGE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM" -- 7 pm at Smithwick Theater, Foothill College in Los Altos Hills -- on El Monte Road, in Los Altos Hills (just off Freeway 280). There is a two dollar fee for parking in the college lots. For directions and information, call the series hotline at 650-949-7888. NASA's Ames Research Center's Dr. Dale Cruikshank, (astronomer who specializes in the study of the most distant objects in the solar system), Dr. Jeff Cuzzi (noted expert in the study of planetary rings), and Dr. Jeff Moore, Project Scientist for NASA Astrobiology Research Laboratory, part of the Galileo team exploring the moons of Jupiter), will discuss the puzzling array of strange worlds in the outer solar system, ranging from Jupiter's moon Io, the most volcanically active body we know, to a swarm of mini-planets beyond Pluto which are being called "Plutinos." Also the smaller icy pieces that make up the rings of Saturn and the comets (like Comet Hale-Bopp) that occasionally light up our skies when they come inward to the Earth's neighborhood. Cosponsored by NASA's Ames Research Center, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and the SETI Institute.
5... ... (Fri) Pinnacles National Monument--Starry Night Program--Lecture by Chad Moore, Park Scientist, followed by stargazing. Info at http://www.nps.gov/pinn/; (831) 389-4485
6 ... 12%Moon... 8:30pm Mt Tamalpais State Park Public Astronomy Program** -- DR. IMKE dePATER Professor of Astronomy, UC BERKELEY "Startling Images of Planets and Satellites" How do images using the adaptive optics system on the 10-m Keck compare with the HST and spacecraft data?
... Public for stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory of the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association near Glen Ellen. http://www.rfo.org
13 ... 84%Moon... EAS lecture/EAS Dinner at new Chabot
Mount Diablo Astronomical Society public star party atop Mount Diablo State Park. MDAS Public Program Hot Line - (925) 691-6362 -- http://members.aol.com/mdas101b/private/index.htm..
20 ... -92%Moon...
27 ... -33%Moon... RTMC 32nd Annual Riverside Telescope Makers Conference. Theme is "Solar Observing." Held Friday, 26 May through Monday, 29 May (Memorial Day weekend), at the YMCA Camp Oakes in the San Bernardino mountains. Sallie Baliunas will be featured this year with her talk: "The Sun and Climate Change?Why Louis XIV Had Cold Feet." Dr. Baliunas is with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.Vendors will be on hand and there will be a swap meet on Saturday morning. rstephens@foxandstephens.com or call (909) 948-2205. http://www.rtmc-inc.org.
Public viewing at Fremont Peak State Park, with the 30-inch Challenger telescope. Session begins with slide presentation at 8 pm, by the Fremont Peak Observatory Association. http://www.astronomy-mall.com/fpoa/.

June

2 ... ... (FRI) Pinnacles National Monument--Starry Night Program--Lecture followed by stargazing. Info at http://www.nps.gov/pinn/; (831) 389-4485
3 ... 4%Moon... TELE VUE DAY hosted by Lumicon (2111 Research Dr.#4, Livermore, CA 94550) 9am to 4pm. First time in Northern California event! Meet Al Nagler, check out the specials, see new products unveiled. For directions, see http://www.lumicon.com
--8:30pm Mt Tamalpais State Park Public Astronomy Program** MARIA MITCHELL (as portrayed by Tinka Ross) "A Cometary Rise to Fame" The story of America's first woman astronomer and the comet that started her career. Especially for young astronomers. http://www.mtia.net
Public viewing at Fremont Peak State Park, with the 30-inch Challenger telescope. Session begins with slide presentation at 8 pm, by the Fremont Peak Observatory Association. http://www.astronomy-mall.com/fpoa/.
10 ... 71%Moon... EAS lecture Mount Diablo Astronomical Society star party atop Mount Diablo State Park. MDAS Public Program Hot Line - (925) 691-6362 -- http://members.aol.com/mdas101b/private/index.htm.
Public viewing at Fremont Peak State Park, with the 30-inch Challenger telescope. Session begins with slide presentation at 8 pm, by the Fremont Peak Observatory Association. http://www.astronomy-mall.com/fpoa/.

... Public for stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory of the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association near Glen Ellen. http://www.rfo.org
17 ... -99%Moon...
23 ... Public for stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory of the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association near Glen Ellen. http://www.rfo.org
Music of the Spheres http://www.ucolick.org/public/music.html -- Lick Observatory http://www.ucolick.org/ 8:00 P.M. Celebrate the violin's diversity at the hands of virtuoso Kim Angelis. Experience gypsy fire and passion with depth and beauty. Kim is most ably accompanied by flamenco inspired guitarist Jos?f. Talk by Dr. Steve Vogt, Professor, UC Santa Cruz: "The Search for Extra-Solar Planets"
24... -48%Moon... Public viewing at Fremont Peak State Park, with the 30-inch Challenger telescope. Session begins with slide presentation at 8 pm, by the Fremont Peak Observatory Association. http://www.astronomy-mall.com/fpoa/.
Music of the Spheres http://www.ucolick.org/public/music.html -- Lick Observatory http://www.ucolick.org/ 8:00 P.M. Yiannis Chronopoulos and the Spartans return with another evening of a lively mix of traditional and contemporary Greek music. Talk by Dr. Alex Filippenko, Professor, UC Berkeley: "Heart of Darkness: The Search for Black Holes"

July

1 ... 0%Moon... 8:30pm Mt Tamalpais State Park Public Astronomy Program** -- DR. DANA BACKMAN Researcher, NASA-AMES/ Assoc. Professor, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE "Planets and Hints of Planets Around Nearby Stars: Is Our Solar System Unusual or Normal? The list of known extrasolar planetary systems is steadily growing, yet none of them really resembles the one we live on. What does this mean for our understanding of how common or rare planets like the Earth may be? http://www.mtia.net
Public viewing at Fremont Peak State Park, with the 30-inch Challenger telescope. Session begins with slide presentation at 8 pm, by the Fremont Peak Observatory Association. http://www.astronomy-mall.com/fpoa/.
... Public for stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory of the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association near Glen Ellen. http://www.rfo.org
8 ... 57%Moon... EAS lecture
Public viewing at Fremont Peak State Park, with the 30-inch Challenger telescope. Session begins with slide presentation at 8 pm, by the Fremont Peak Observatory Association. http://www.astronomy-mall.com/fpoa/.
... Public for stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory of the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association near Glen Ellen. http://www.rfo.org

15 ... 100%Moon... Public for stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory of the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association near Glen Ellen. http://www.rfo.org
13-19 ... Universe 2000, the 112th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific at the Pasadena Convention Center. Included are a scientific symposium, workshops on teaching astronomy in grades 3?12 and college non-science majors. Tours of Mount Wilson Observatory and Griffith Observatory and an Awards Dinner. The Astrobiology Symposium is titled "From Dust to Life: Surviving the First Billion Years of the Solar System." (415) 337-1100 or go to http://www.aspsky.org.
19-22 ... July the 54th annual convention of the Astronomical League hosted by the Ventura County Astronomical Society. With the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, American Association of Variable Star Observers, International Occultation Timing Association, The American Association of Amateur Astronomers, International Dark Sky Association, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute and the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers. Info: http://www.vcas.org/astrocon/ -- Email: astrocon2000@vcas.org
21 . . . Music of the Spheres http://www.ucolick.org/public/music.html -- Lick Observatory http://www.ucolick.org/ 8:00 P.M. Golden Bough interweaves light-hearted tales with impeccable musicianship, haunting instrumental pieces, stunning vocals, toe-tapping jigs and reels. Their unique renditions of traditional Celtic songs reflect their love for the rich history and music of Ireland and Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia and the Isle of Man. Talk by Dr. Mike Bolte, Professor, UC Santa Cruz: "Age of the Universe"
21-22 ... Star party at Yosemite National Park conducted by San Jos? Astronomical Association at Glacier PointSJAA maintains a Hotline at (408) 559-1221; http://www.seds.org/billa/sjaa/sjaa.html.
22 ... -63%Moon... Public viewing at Fremont Peak State Park, with the 30-inch Challenger telescope. Session begins with slide presentation at 8 pm, by the Fremont Peak Observatory Association. http://www.astronomy-mall.com/fpoa/.
... Public for stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory of the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association near Glen Ellen. http://www.rfo.org
. . . Music of the Spheres http://www.ucolick.org/public/music.html -- Lick Observatory http://www.ucolick.org/ 8:00 P.M. The Trimble-Wyman Duo unites two of the most versatile internationally known talents to create uniquely innovative contemporary music. Come take a journey into the highest level of musical fusion with saxophonist, performer, improviser and recording artist William Trimble, and composer, teacher and sound-synthesist Daniel Wyman. Talk by Dr. Raja Guhathakurta, Professor, UC Santa Cruz: "Telescopes as Time Machines"
23 ... Public for stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory of the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association near Glen Ellen. http://www.rfo.org
29 ... -1%Moon... Fremont Peak Star-B-Que (FPOA and AANC) also...8:30pm Mt Tamalpais State Park Public Astronomy Program** -- DR. PHILIP SCHERRER Professor of Physics, STANFORD UNIVERSITY "Journey to the Center of the Sun" New understanding of the solar interior, based on recent observations from the SOHO spacecraft, has implications for the mechanisms that generate the solar sunspot cycle. http://www.mtia.net
... Public for stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory of the Valley of the Moon Observatory Association near Glen Ellen. http://www.rfo.org

August

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4 ... Fri-31%Moon ... EAS Star Party in cooperation with the East Bay Regional Park District at Bort Meadow in Chabot Regional Park,
4 ... ... Houge Park star party. Sunset 8:12 p.m., 31% moon sets 11:29 p.m.
4 ... ... Astronomy Magazine's Davis "Sky Show"...in Davis, California, which passed one of the strongest light pollution ordinances in California.
5 ... 41%Moon... Astronomy Magazine's Davis "Sky Show"...in Davis, California, which passed one of the strongest light pollution ordinances in California.
... ... Observing at Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Glen Ellen, CA; Solar, Noon; Stellar, 9:00 pm; (707) 833-6979 (http://www.rfo.org)
... ... Star Party: Tri-Valley Stargazers (http://www.trivalleystargazers.org) Sycamore Grove Park, Livermore
9 ... Free Public observing day at Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Glen Ellen, CA; 2:00 pm; (707) 833-6979 (http://www.rfo.org)
12 ... 96%Moon... EAS lecture
... ... Observational Astronomy class, Houge Park, 8 p.m. SJAA
19 ... -76%Moon... Star Party: Fremont Peak Observatory Association (408) 623-2465; 8:00 pm
... ... SJAA General Meeting - Program: "Jay Freeman Stargazes the Frozen Arctic Wastes of Hawaii"
25 . . . Music of the Spheres http://www.ucolick.org/public/music.html -- Lick Observatory http://www.ucolick.org/ 7:30 P.M. The wonderful sounds of Susan Craig Winsberg's flutes and whistles are back to enchant us with Celtic and Classical favorites, accompanied by her friends, Karen Thielen on harp and Cathy Allen on cello. Talk by Dr. Burt Jones, Assistant Director, Lick Observatory: "From New Planets to Quasars: The Scientific History of Lick Observatory"
25 ... ... Houge Park star party. Sunset 7:46 p.m., 15% moon rises 3:14 a.m.
26 ... Observing at Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Glen Ellen, CA; Solar, Noon; (707) 833-6979 (http://www.rfo.org)
26 ... ... Fremont Peak star party. Sunset 7:42 p.m., 7% moon rises 4:22 a.m.

26 ... -7%Moon... Music of the Spheres http://www.ucolick.org/public/music.html -- Lick Observatory http://www.ucolick.org/ 7:30 P.M. Great Guitars! Daniel Roest hosts another evening of guitar magic with James Kline, winner of 3 international competitions, and steel-string master Duck Baker, who Leo Kottke says "sets a standard we can all aspire to." Talk by Dr. Sandra Faber, Professor, UC Santa Cruz: "Historic Images from Space Telescope"
. . . 8:00pm Mt Tamalpais State Park Public Astronomy Program** -- DR. DOMENICK TENERELLI Systems Engineer Consultant for TPF, LOCKHEED-MARTIN "The Terrestrial Planet Finder" The TPF, under development, is a major component of NASA's Origins program. Missions over the next two decades will study planets beyond our solar system. In cooperation with Planetary society. http://www.mtia.net

September

1-3 ... Star party at Yosemite National Park conducted by TriValley Stargazers at Glacier Point; www.trivalleystargazers.org. Phil Waide can be reached for information at waide1@llnl.gov.


2 ... 26%Moon... Star Party: Mount Diablo Astronomical Society (925) 691-6362 (http://members.aol.com/mdas101b/private/index.htm) Mt. Diablo State Park. Saturday, September 2: 8:15 pm. Be at entrance 30 minutes before sunset.
... ... SJAA Fremont Peak star party. Sunset 7:33 p.m., 26% moon sets 10:28 p.m
8 ... Fri ... SJAA Houge Park star party. Sunset 7:25 p.m., 81% moon sets 2:42 a.m.
9 ... 88%Moon... EAS lecture
9 ... 88%Moon... Observing Tri-Valley Stargazers (www.trivalleystargazers.org) Saturday, September 9: Sycamore Grove Park, Livermore
... ... SJAA Observational Astronomy class, Houge Park, 8 p.m.
16 ... -87%Moon... Chabot gala
... ... SJAA General Meeting: Slide & Equipment night. Houge Park, 8 p.m.
22 ... Fri ... SJAA Houge Park star party. Sunset 7:04 p.m., 27% moon rises 2:06 a.m.
23 ... -17%Moon... Nightfall FPOA and SJAA Fremont Peak star party. Sunset 7:01 p.m., 17% moon rises 3:14 a.m.
23 ... -17%Moon... Observing at Ferguson Observatory (707) 833-6979 (www.rfo.org) Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Glen Ellen, CA; Solar, Noon; Stellar, 8:00 pm.
23 ... -17%Moon... Observing at Tri-Valley Stargazers (www.trivalleystargazers.org) Hidden Hill Observatory Meet 6:00 pm, corner Mines and Tesla Roads, Livermore
26 ... ... 7:30 pm. Benjamin Dean Lecture***--"Hubble Space Telescope: A Decate of Discovery" by Ray Villard, STScI; Morrison Planetarium, 415-750-7141
30 ... 13%Moon... SJAA Fremont Peak star party. Sunset 6:50 p.m., 13% moon sets 8:58 p.m.
30 ... 13%Moon... Star Party -- Ferguson Observatory (707) 833-6979 (www.rfo.org) Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Glen Ellen, CA; Solar, Noon; Stellar, 8:00 pm.
30 ... 13%Moon... 7:30pm Mt Tamalpais State Park Public Astronomy Program** -- DR. LYNN ROTHSCHILD Research Scientist,Ecosystem Branch, NASA-AMES RESEARCH CENTER "The Sun, the Moon and the Algae" Evolution is influenced by the physical environment, including extraterrestrial factors. What was the roll of the Sun and the Moon on the development of life? http://www.mtia.net

October

Oct 3 ... ... 7 pm -- The Night Sky Lecture: Jack Welch discusses Cassiopeia, Lacerta, Cepheus and the ecliptic. $10 -- Ferguson Observatory in Sugar Loaf Ridge State Park just east of Santa Rosa off Highway 12.

Oct 6 ... 66% Moon sets 1:27 a.m.... SJAA--Houge Park star party. Sunset 6:43 p.m.

Oct 7 ... 75%Moon... SJAA Possible Astronomy class, see next month's Ephemeris

Oct 10 ... ... 7 pm -- The Night Sky Lecture: Vince Stornaiuolo and Len Nelson tell all about Telescopes and the Moon. $10 -- Ferguson Observatory in Sugar Loaf Ridge State Park just east of Santa Rosa off Highway 12.

Oct 14 ... -96%Moon... EAS lecture

.....SJAA--General Meeting: Wyn Wachhorst on his book The Dream of Spaceflight: Essays on the Near Edge of Infinity

 

Oct 17 ... ... 7:30 pm. Benjamin Dean Lecture***--"Mining the Sky: New Astronomy with a Virtual Observatory" (digital sky surveys) by Dr. Robert Brunner, California Institute of Technology; Morrison Planetarium, 415-750-7141

 

Oct 17 ... ... ... ... 7 pm -- The Night Sky Lecture: Jeff Payne and Mike Johnson explain Andromeda, Pegasus, and sidereal time. $10 -- Ferguson Observatory in Sugar Loaf Ridge State Park just east of Santa Rosa off Highway 12.

Oct 20 ... 41%Moon rises 1:04 a.m...SJAA--Houge Park star party. Sunset 6:23 p.m.

Oct 20-22 ... ... The 2000 Starry Nights Festival in Yucca Valley, California. David Levy and Carolyn Shoemaker will be the main guest speakers. There will also be a meeting of the Western Region of the Astronomical League on Saturday, an IDA session on dark skies on Friday afternoon, and dark sky observing programs both Friday and Saturday nights. Contact Frank Sheckler or Rae Packard in Yucca Valley at (760) 369-7212. More details at http://silcon.silcon.com/~eas/r1000-8.htm

Oct 21 ... -29%Moon rises 2:11 a.m....SJAA--Fremont Peak star party Sunset 6:21 p.m.

Oct 24 ... ...Astronomical Equipment Sale of The Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society. 7:00 pm at Concord Police Training Facility on Avila Road. See http://silcon.silcon.com/~eas/r1000-8.htm for details

Oct 24 ... ... 7 pm -- The Night Sky Lecture: Nathan Miron expounds upon Pisces, Aquarius, Cetus and precession. $10 -- Ferguson Observatory in Sugar Loaf Ridge State Park just east of Santa Rosa off Highway 12.

Oct 28 ... 4%Moon...sets 7:29 p.m 7:00pm Mt Tamalpais State Park Public Astronomy Program** -- DR. ROCCO MANCINELLI Sr. Research Scientist-SETI INSTITUTE "Life's Expansion Beyond its Planet of Origin" -- What is the potential for survival, adaptation, and biological evolution of life beyond the home planet?" http://www.mtia.net

........SJAA--Fremont Peak star party Sunset 6:12 p.m.

Oct 29 -Darkness-Squandering Time ends. Set your clocks back 1 hour.

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