....Oakland, California - Stargazing since 1924








Upcoming Event:
EAS General Meeting

Date and Time:
Saturday, May 17
7:30 pm

Location:
Chabot Space &
Science Center
Hauben Rm
2nd Flr, Dellums Bldg

Speaker:
TBA

Subject:
TBA

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


moon phases

We're FAMOUS!
Members Gerald McKeegan and Ken Swagerty were both interviewed in an NBC TV news clip on the total lunar eclipse on Apr 15, 2014

and

Members Don Saito and Rich Ozer are in a video clip about sidewalk astronomy at the Exploratorium website.


Eastbay Astronomical Society
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
Steve Berl
for his tireless efforts to bring the club's industrial-quality machine lathe back to full functionality.


What's Up 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 dark skies
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 Click here.


Barcroft 2013
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!
Join us 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.

What's Up is updated
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!


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

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 at donsaito@yahoo.com