....Oakland, California - Stargazing since 1924

Upcoming Event:
EAS General Meeting

Date and Time:
Sat, Nov 11
7 :30pm

Chabot Space & Science Center
Galileo Rm
2nd Floor, Dellums Bldg

Heather Gray
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"The Higgs boson. The God Particle?"

This will be a very exciting talk on one of the most fundamentally important discoveries in elementary particle physics. Heather will introduce the complex experiments that we use to study this particle and explain how we actually go about measuring its properties. She will also review what we currently know and don't know about the Higgs Boson, while focussing on some of its weird features. We'll conclude with a short discussion about what the Higgs boson might tell us about the future of the universe.

Dinner with the Speaker
EAS dinner before the meeting. Hunan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, 4100 Redwood Rd, 5:30pm. No need to register - just show up!


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November General Meeting
General Meeting, November 11th, 7:30 pm, Chabot Space and Science Center Galileo Room.

Our speaker is Heather Gray of Lawrence Berkeley Labs. Her talk is entitled "The Higgs boson. The God Particle?"

August 5 - 10, 2018

EAS Outreach
EAS partners with East Bay schools, libraries, Scouting groups, and S.T.E.M organizers for evening star parties and other Outreach events. Our experienced astronomy volunteers bring out their telescopes and other equipment, sharing close-up views of planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. We seek to provide a unique and inspiring experience of the night sky!

If your organization is interested in scheduling an Outreach event, or you're an EAS member who would like to get involved, contact
Raymond Howard at raymondhow@aol.com

EAS Loaner Scope Program
Telescopes available for rental by EAS members

60mm & 80mm refractors, C90 Maksutov-Cassegrain, 2 - 10 inch Dobsonians,
4 & 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrains

Scope rental is $15 a month with a $50 deposit.

If you rent a scope and bring it to EAS outreach programs, monthly rent is waived - a good deal!

For information, contact Barry Leska by E-mail at b.leska@comcast.net

EAS Library Hours

Currently open from 7pm to 10pm every Friday evening.

Please enter through the Telescope Maker’s Workshop at the first loading dock entrance. The Library is also open by appointment: Please call 1-510-336-7438 and leave a message.

Library is located on the second floor of the Dellums Building, down the hall next to the interactive lunar lander exhibit.

Volunteer librarians are needed to expand library hours, if you'd like to help, contact EAS Librarian Deborah Gomez.