EVENTS and LINKS
ATM, Amateur Telescope Making
199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114
Making Class at the Randall Museum
Continuing the tradition of
John Dobson teaching telescope making, San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
offers telescope making classes at the Randall Museum in San Francisco.
Learn how to make your own telescope by grinding and polishing your own
telescope mirror, and design and build the entire telescope.
Learn how a Dobsonian Telescope works- designed around the optics, and
Grind and polish your own mirror for your telescope.
Customize the size of your scope based on the diameter of the glass you
choose, and the focal length.
Posted August 22, 2014, partial update February
Note, change of location due to renovations at the
San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
The Observation Post at The Presidio
211 Lincoln Boulevard,
Posted February 2, 2015
John Dobson telescope making video is now available on YouTube:
Posted May 24, 2015
Telescope Makers Work Shop
Most Fridays at the Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland.
San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
The San Mateo County Astronomical Society
Regular meetings at the
College of San Mateo ( CSM ) Planetarium
at the West end of Hillsdale Blvd.
in San Mateo.
Friday of the month.
Alcoat version of SMCAS Newsletter available online
as part of this website.
Updates monthly ( June 6, 2012 )
Peninsula Astronomical Society,
meets at Foothill College
The San Jose Astronomical Association meets at Hogue Park
in Campbell on the Saturday night near the full moon.
San Jose Astronomical Association newsletter, "Ephemeris".
Astronomy Association has quite a schedule
with monthly in-town star parties.
( April, 2008 )
As was announced tonight at our meeting(
Feb 3, 2017 ), the San Jose Astronomical Association holds a Telescope
Fix It workshop on the first Sunday afternoon of every month.
The next one to be held is this Sunday, Feb. 5 from 2P-4P at
their meeting place in Houge Park in San Jose.
3972 Twilight Dr,
San Jose, CA
To make the best use of this resource, the
SJAA asks that a form be submitted to describe the problem so
they can be prepared for what your problem is. I am not sure if
this session is open to non-SJAA members or not, but you can
inquire when you submit the form. The form and a description of
this service is found at:
The next session will be Sun. March 5.
The Fremont Peak public programs.
Music of the Spheres
summer music program at Lick Observatory.
The Automated extra solar Planet Finder at Lick Observatory
Public Astronomy Programs,
Mt. Tamaulipas State Park
NASA, ASP and Hubble Links
More NASA LINKS
SOFIA, The installation of an astronomical telescope in a
modified 747SP aircraft.
Links to Institutions, Research, Public Outreach
- University of California Observatories / Lick Observatory
- Thirty Meter Telescope
- Center for Adaptive Optics, University of California, SC
- Blandford, Kipac, Kavli Institute, Stanford
- Canada France Hawaii Telescope
- Kitt Peak
- Very Large Array
- Lawrence Hall of Science
- Science Lab, Links to Links
- Lawrence Berkeley, refining the Hubble Constant, type 1A nova search.
- Extra Solar Planet Search, and http://oklo.org/
- European Southern Observatory
- Chabot Space Center, Oakland
- California Academy of Sciences
- Mount Wilson Observatory
- Department of Planetary Science, University of Arizona
- College of Optical Sciences
- Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory
- Have we actually gone to the Moon?
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
- Exploratorium, San Francisco
- The Tech Museum, San Jose
- The Intel Museum
- Computer History Museum
- NASA's Ames Research Center
- SETI Institute
- SETI SERENDIP
- Infrared Topics at Cal Tech
- Solar and Lunar Links
- Mars and Mars Probes and Rovers
- Interferometers and Space Telescopes
- Academic Earth, college course videos
Links to Amateur Groups, Public Outreach, Telescopes
Links to Regional Star Parties
Links to Magazine and Commercial Internet Web Sites
Links to Vendors
Links to Manufacturers
Astrophotography using Web Cams
'Do It Yourself' Professional Astronomy
Links to Some Neat Sites
Audio Astronomy Programs Online and Astronomical Reference
Online references for Professional Astronomers
Sky & Telescope, March 2002, page 52.
Made with Molecules
Links tested October 10, 2015