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SMCAS General Meetings, 2021


For updates re SMCAS and required cancellations go to:
http://www.smcasastro.com/



 


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News from the San Mateo County Astronomical Society:
 

Hi All,

The Event Horizon is our Society newsletter.
We used to produce one every month, two or three.
However, with the pandemic having brought activities to a slower, narrower pace,
we find that one issue per 4 months is working for us now,
augmented by updates to members and our Public Newsgroups.

Our next EH issue will cover January through April, 2021.
Because of limits on meetings and star parties we have space to include articles on news, discoveries and activities.
The Board has decided to publish on or about January 5th, and has named New Year's Eve Day (December 31st)
as the final day for submittal of material.
If any among you has content to propose, please send it, or a summary of it along with its source to our EH editor by the end of the day.



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Table of Contents

Events and Club News
 
Star Parties at Crestview Park

SMCAS Monthly Calendar


The complete SMCAS Newsletter in .pdf format is available from:
http://www.smcasastro.com/newsletter.html



 

SMCAS,  Club Membership

SMCAS,  patches on sale 


New SMCAS astrophotography website
    www.greenhawkobservatory.com





January 29

Final entry for January Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

Crestview Star Parties
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Star Parties at Crestview Park.

Crestview 2010 Sun Chart



Due to the unprecedented events related to COVID-19 we are suspending Crestview Star Parties until further notice.
You will receive email notices about the status of these and other SMCAS events by email sent to this group.

Ed P.
Posted March 21, 2020

SMCAS Star Parties are now available as 'Zoom' events.
Posted October 28, 2020

 

Come out and bring the kids for a mind expanding look at the universe!

The City of San Carlos Department of Parks and Recreation and the San Mateo County Astronomical Society have open Star Parties twice a month. These events are held in Crestview Park, San Carlos California.

Note that inclement weather (clouds, excessive wind and showers) will cause the event to be canceled without notice.

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
or go to:
http://www.smcasastro.com/star-parties.html
for most recent update.

 

Reasons to Attend
  1. If you have kids interested in space or planets bring them here for a real life view of planets, nebula, star clusters and galaxies.
  2. If you are thinking of buying a telescope or want help using a telescope you own, come here to talk with experienced users.
  3. If you think you might have an interest in astronomy come and talk to experienced amateur astronomers.

        Astronomers arrive to set up at around sunset. Observing starts at about one hour after sunset and continues for two to three hours.


Crestview Park is at W122  17',   N37  29'

 
 
 


REACH FOR THE STARS AT CSM!

With its planetarium, variety of astronomy courses, top-notch faculty,
and special events such as Star Parties, when the College partners with the
San Mateo County Astronomical Society...or with CSM's many A.A., A.S.,
and certificate programs, its scenic and historic campus, the ease with which
you can sign up for classes online as a first-time or returning student...
The possibilities are astronomical.
 







Astronomy Events in Our Area ( Edited for January )

Due to the Corona virus most of the venues listed below will be on line.




SLAC Physics Lecture Series at Stanford Linear Accelerator

Archive of past lectures:
https://www.youtube.com/slac


 
 
 


Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures
Home:
https://foothill.edu/astronomy/index.php

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/SVAstronomyLectures

  


 




UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org 


Lick Observatory

Reduction of operations due corona virus
Posted March 26, 2020


Plan to arrive after noon and before 3 PM for best access to Public Areas.
This is an all day trip climbing to 4200 feet on the historic
Mount Hamilton Road, Route 130, Alum Rock off of 101 or 680.
Please don't pass bicyclists on the blind curves.

Visiting    
   Gift Shop
   The Gift Shop is your best contact for current visitors progam status.

Visitor Center & Main Building
  
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
  
Shane Telescope Gallery
  
Every Day: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visitor's page


The APF Telescope is now doing science.
What this means to you (all)  is that the dome and telescope can move at any
time without warning. Often we are doing tests during the day so please don't
enter the building unless you have a good reason to be inside.

Summer Visitors Program

Guided tours

Summer Programs



The Shane Reflector,
celebrating the first 50 years


From Eyeballs to Electrons is the first online exhibit from the Lick
Observatory Historical Collections Project.

The exhibit draws on artifacts and images from Lick's collections
to illustrate the evolution of light detection in astronomy,
with special attention to Lick Observatory's role.

Part One begins with astronomy's first detector, the human eye,
and ends with photography's long reign as the principal means for
recording starlight.
http://collections.ucolick.org/exhibits_on_line/E2E.1/

The Historical Collections Project is a work in progress. It was
created to preserve and make accessible the observatory's historical
holdings through cataloging, online databases, and exhibits.
Please visit the Project website at:
http://collections.ucolick.org/archives_on_line/
 


UCO astronomers prove the existance of
Black Holes:
https://www.keckobservatory.org/nobel-prize-ghez/
Posted November 25, 2020

Astronomy Virtual Events
Public interactive 'Zoom' Events
Posted Oct 11, 2020

UCO, University of California Obsrvatories
U Tube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1GYJClPPnW-SoreLysNTAw
Posted Oct 15, 2020

Reduction of operations due corona virus
Posted March 26, 2020

A new era for Lick Observatory's Twin Astrograph
Posted February 2020

The Apollo Cube Reflectors and Lick Observatory

Lick Observatory on 'Facebook'
posted November 11, 2014

Mount Hamilton Wildflower Collection

California Condors visit Lick Obsevatory


Music of the Spheres,  2001 program.




About Adaptive Optics

Adaptive Optics on U Tube




For those of you with an interest in Java Programs and/or
extra-solar planet search see:
http://oklo.org/?page_id=86
This is a forum run by students and instructors at Lick Observatory
concerning the reduction of extra-solar radial velocity data.
Update at: http://www.oklo.org/


Extra Solar Planetary Orbital Stability, The Game
(This link posted May 18, 2014)

Reference http://oklo.org/ April 8, 2014.
 

 

Keck Observatory Science Talks
http://www.keckobservatory.org/events/  

 



Exploratorium

Disney Museum in the San Francisco Presidio

California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park



The Tech Museum downtown San Jose




Western Amateur Astronomers



Peninsula Astronomical Society

PAS membership information

OTHER CLUBS EVENTS  For regularly-updated information on other astronomical organizations and events
we refer you to the website of the Astronomical Association of Northern California:
https://sites.google.com/site/aancsite/home

Keep up to date with Ken Lum's weekly event listings:
https://sites.google.com/site/aancsite/calendar
 



Astronomical Society of the Pacific
ASP Website




U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey,
Public Programs:
http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/

   



The Intel Museum



Computer History Museum




 

 



NASA Ames Research Center

The NASA Exploration Center is open to the public
free of charge.
For information about the Exploration Center
please visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html

To learn about other events hosted by NASA Ames:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/events/index.html



JPL Lecture series, video on-line


 

 

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