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Oct. 13 meeting: "The Discovery of Gravitational Waves", 7 PM

Dr. Roger Knacke, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Penn State Behrend, will present a talk about Gravitational Waves at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club meeting.

Santa Cruz Astronomy Club Barbecue


Santa Cruz Astronomy Club Barbecue Saturday – October 15th, 2016 @ Walter & Carol’s Place Starts 4pm Astronomy BBQ with friends - fun and fellowship Walter & Carol providing hot grills, utensils Bring your own BBQ item and drink Please bring something to share Hot grill ready about 5pm Call them for directions (831) 438-1214 Location about 3 miles above SC, off Graham Hill Rd. Look forward to seeing you

August 11 2016 Meeting

At our August 11th meeting, Michael Packer will give a talk on Globular Clusters...

Observing the Galactic History of Globular Clusters

Observing at Henry Cowell

After many years of showing up for Full Moon Madness, always on nights with big moons, basically terrible for astronomy, I approached the Ranger and Interpreters of Herny Cowell, with the idea of doing some dark nights.  The Rangers are agreable, and I've setup several dates on a trial basis this year...     

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse, Aug. 2017 -- How to See it !

This month's presentation at the monthly meeting on April 14 at 7 PM will be "The Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017." Most are aware of the upcoming total solar eclipse crossing United States in August 2017. Club member Albert Smith will explain total solar eclipses and start with a video of why we all should be excited. Al has seen a half dozen total eclipses around the world and from high in the air. But do you know where and how to see it, and when you should get ready for it?


Our March 10th meeting will feature Martin Gaskell, Dept. Astronomy & Astrophysics, UCSC



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