Santa Cruz Astronomy Club will be helping out with a star party for SLV Charter 25, part of the SLV School District. If you would like to bring a telescope or have any questions please contact Ron at ryelton660 at aol.com
This is a re-scheduled event from 03 Oct 11.
When: 07 Oct 11
Time: 7-9 PM
Where: 325 Marion, Ben Lomond. We'll be using the baseball field behind the district offices at 325 Marion
We're expecting between 40-60 students and parents
This Star Party has been CANCELLED due to high winds and power failure. It will be rescheduled sometime early in 2012.
This Star Party has been re-scheduled to Thursday, December 1st, due to high winds in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Santa Cruz Astronomy Club will be helping out with a star party for SLV Charter 25, part of the SLV School District. If you would like to bring a telescope or have questions please contact Ron at ryelton660 at aol.com
The Santa Cruz Astronomy Club held its first BBQ/Tailgate party in a long time at Bonny Doon Airport on the 3rd of September. We had a great turnout. There was lots of great food and enough small grills to get everyone’s food cooked up. Seventeen folks had signed up to attend and I think everyone showed up.
We got lots of positive feedback, so hopefully we can do this on a more regular basis. It’s a great way to stay connected with our fellow astronomers before we get busy with our own rigs.
The weather was a bit of a surprise as well. At five o'clock it was somewhere around eighty degrees and didn't really start cooling off until midnight. Not much humidity, either. A nice warm, dry night with good seeing and decent transparency, too.
Walter did a car-count and found that we had twenty cars in attendance.
Thanks to everyone that made our BBQ a huge success.
Early Tuesday morning, July 19th, the large binary asteroid (90) Antiope will occult 6.7-mag. LQ Aquarii (ZC 3339 = SAO 165285 = HIP 112420) in a 200 km wide shadow path including most of the Bay Area.