newsletter, The Refractor, with interesting articles on currently
visible constellations, upcoming lectures, club events, stories, equipment
reviews, local news, and more.
meetings with featured guest speakers on all subjects from Astronauts
to Zooming telescope eyepieces; from finding deep-sky objects, to
planetary geology. Every and any thing having to do with astronomy,
telescopes, and the space sciences. All that, and cookies and sodas,
view nights up at Chabot's large telescopes. Avoid the Friday/Saturday
public viewing night crowds! Because there are fewer people, we can
pick and choose our objects, and even take requests. Galaxies, nebulae,
star clusters, planets, the Moon, comets, double-stars, and whatever
else is up! Bring your own equipment, too. We offer all sorts of help
and advice on finding those elusive "faint fuzzies," and
can help you with everything from constellations to computerized telescopes.
The Annual EAS Awards Dinner, Bort Meadow star party (just the other
side of the Eastbay hills), the White Mountains Barcroft Station high-altitude
star party high above the Owens Valley, and Potluck Holiday Party
EAS members can get trained as volunteers to operate the big telescopes
(Leah [8"], Rachel [20"], and Nellie [36"]) for public
viewing events. Experience the thrill of actually working with research-grade
Makers' Workshop. Friday evenings from 7-10 pm, hosted by Chabot,
and operated by the EAS. Aside from the cost of the mirror and "tool,"
we will provide, FREE, all the instruction and supplies you need to
make your own telescope mirror for less than half the cost of a store-bought
one, that will likely be optically superior!
Astro-research Groups using Chabot's large telescopes. Join a group
to fit your particular astro-interest such as CCD or Film Astrophotography,
Variable Stars, Solar, Seismological, Extra-Solar Planets, Occultations,
Radio Astronomy, and more.