month's General Meeting is Saturday, November 15 (not
Thanks for the
sign-up period for this year's event is now closed. Next year's
session will be held
12 - Mon Aug 17, 2015
(New moon on Fri Aug 14)
From White Mountain Research Station
year, we rent time up at the Barcroft High Altitude Research Station
in the White Mountains to provide our members with an opportunity
to gain access to "research-grade" night skies. Well,
they have begun publishing their own newsletter, and you can view
It's full of info about the three facilities they make available,
one of which is Barcroft, and it's chock-full of interesting stuff
about these sites. Check it out!
We're FAMOUS, AGAIN!
EAS member Gerald
McKeegan got interviewed by radio talkshow host Gil Gross on 910AM
KKSF about the possibility of asteroid impacts and what we're
doing about it. Listen to the interview online here.
Events for 2014
to our What's
Up link to see details for another total lunar eclipse,
a partial solar eclipse, both in the month of October!
Members Gerald McKeegan and Ken Swagerty were both
interviewed in an NBC TV
news clip on the total lunar
eclipse on Apr 15, 2014
Members Don Saito
and Rich Ozer are in a video
clip about sidewalk astronomy at the Exploratorium
90th Annual Awards Dinner
Sunday, March 16, 2014
This year's event is now over.
We had a wonderful time, eating lots of great food, listening
to our keynote speaker Dr. Gibor
Basri, an EAS member, UC Berkeley professor, and Kepler
mission scientist who brought us up-to-date on the latest exoplanet
discoveries by NASA's Kepler mission, and we awarded our
Helen Pillans Awardee this year is
for his tireless efforts to bring the club's industrial-quality
machine lathe back to full functionality.
page updated for the new month and New Year
Check it out! (Click the What's Up
link to the upper-left.) There's all kinds of great info
about the month's lunar phases, where to look for the planets
throughout the year, upcoming meteor showers, and lunar conjunctions!
Cool new video advocating
Take a look at this, and feel free to point
it out to as many others as possible, through newspaper editorials,
websites, emails, tweets, etc. Light pollution is harmful to the
natural balance of the world's eco-system. Seeing as we humans are
a part of that system, it would behoove us to make it right, so
NOTE: The cutoff date for signing-up (Aug
20) has passed. Better luck next year! Just FYI: We got four people
who will stay the full 5 nights, two people who will stay two nights,
and two more people who will stay one night. We will have a feature
story on the event (hopefully) for the October 2013 issue of the
club newsletter, The Refractor. How nice!
now on Facebook
Thanks to the industriousness of new EAS
board member David Prosper, the EAS now has a presence on Facebook!
Check it out here.
Check it out for a useful summary of 'what's
up' for the entire year, including the current month's lunar phases,
when the planets are visible, which meteor showers will be good
for the year, and when this year's new moons occur. Click
to it and check it out!
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 email@example.com
3:00pm to 7:00pm every Friday &
Immediately after month EAS lecture meetings
Library is located on the second
floor of the Dellums Building, down the the hall next to the interactive
lunar lander exhibit.
Volunteer librarians are needed to
expand library hours, if you'd like to help, contact Don Saito