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Some local views of Comet C/2011 L4 Panstarrs taken on 2013-03-12

The comet Panstarrs c/2011 L4 passed its perhelion on the 9th, adn on the 12th was right next to day old moon ...


dr al smith took this picture from somewhere on Western Drive


steve mandell from Soquel

Headline Events in 2013

Here are some dates and website links for some big events coming up next year in 2013. Check your calendars so you can register as soon as registrations open. Haven't seen CalStar dates yet, but we'll post them as soon as we get them.

The annual Texas Star Party will be held this year from May 5-12, 2013 at the Prude Ranch near Ft. Davis, Texas. Attendance is by lottery drawing, so get your application in early.
http://texasstarparty.org/

Sir Patrick Moore Passes Into The West

Partick Moore passed away today at the age of 89. Here's a couple of articles that detail many of his achievements over a decades long carreer. Mr. Moore influenced and inspired generations of both professional and amatuer astronomers, hosted the television show The Sky at Night and contributed regularly to the magazine of the same name.

Martin Rees - A Cosmic Perspective On The 21st Century

Foundation Forum
•October 12, 2012
•UCSC Music Recital Hall
•Time: 3 p.m.
•Tickets: SOLD OUT
This event is currently sold out. More seats could become available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the door depending on no-shows.

Professor Martin Rees:
A Cosmic Perspective on the 21st Century

Top Tourist Sights of the Solar System - Foothill College

From the Peninsula Astronomical Society: Fraknoi Presents Free Astronomy Tourist Lecture Oct. 12

The Latest Results From Kepler - Foothill College Lecture Series

Two Upcoming Astronomy Lectures at Foothill College
Dear Astronomy Enthusiast:

I am delighted to report that the renovation work on Foothill College's Smithwick Theater is done, and we will resume the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures this fall. We're planning six exciting Wednesday evening lectures in 2012–2013, starting with the one described below. (That is, of course, if the world doesn't end on the winter solstice of 2012, as so many tabloid TV shows are claiming. But somehow I am confident that we'll still be meeting in 2013 :-)!)

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