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Eastbay Astronomical Society Calendar
From: Kenneth Lum

 

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Events of Week of 06/27/2016 and Beyond
   Posted by: "Kenneth Lum" lum40@comcast.net p253a457s2001
   Date: Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:45 am ((PDT))

Tuesday, June 28 2016 - 12:00 pm, PDT

SETI Institute Colloquium Series
1065 La Avenida
Microsoft SVC Building One Galileo Auditorium
Mountain View, CA 94043

The Evolution and Explosion of Massive Stars
Tuguldur Sukhbold, UC Santa Cruz

Massive stars (at least ~8 solar masses) play an essential role to the evolution of the universe. They lose energy in radiation and neutrinos as they evolve, to create elements necessary to life and to stir the interstellar medium. Upon their death, they experience a dynamical instability that often creates spectacular explosions, which are the birth cries of exotic compact remnants - neutron stars and black holes.
The field of evolution and explosion of massive stars has progressed tremendously in the past half-century, yet there are still many issues remain at large. In this talk, soon to be Dr. Sukhbold will provide a generic overview of the problem and will discuss recent developments on surveying the explosion outcomes of massive stars (nucleosynthesis, remnants, light curves) through 1-dimensional calculations

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Tuesday, 06/28/16
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Manylabs
1086 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Binocular Workshop: Learn about your optics and how to maintain them!

Learn about your binoculars, and how to maintain them! This 2.5 hour workshop will guide you through the basics of optics as well as the repair and maintenance of binoculars. Bring your own binoculars to tinker with, or if you don't have any binoculars (or any that you want to tinker with), you can help us fix some CCNH loaner binoculars that need to be repaired!

If you have small jewelers or eyeglasses screwdrivers (Phillips and flathead), please bring them. If not, we'll have some to share.

Our instructor will be Edgar Lehmann, a former optical technician and teacher.

Website: http://calnature.org/events/2016/6/28/binocular-workshop-learn-about-your-optics-and-how-to-maintain-them

Cost:  $30 (ticketed in advance)

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Tuesday, 6/28/2016   7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Doors open at 6:45.

Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Avenue,
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Speaker: Professor Peter Beyersdorf,  SJSU

Topic: Latest LIGO Gravitational Wave Results

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Thursday, 06/30/16
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Asteroid Nightlife

Celebrate World Asteroid Day with an evening of space talks, space rocks, and out-of-this-world science. Hear from Asteroid Day founders from the B612 Foundation about how they're working to promote asteroid awareness around the world.

Then, catch the Academy's latest original planetarium show Incoming!, narrated by George Takei-an immersive, all-digital show exploring asteroids, comets, and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins. Hear from space scientists, including Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Clark Chapman, Dr. Lynne Jones of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, asteroid expert Scott Manley, and everyone's favorite "meteorite man" Geoff Notkin.

Plus, view real meteorites on display and pick up skywatching tips from the Robert Ferguson Observatory, Chabot Observatory, and the Academy's own Morrison Planetarium team.

Ages 21+

Website: http://www.calacademy.org/nightlife/asteroid-nightlife

Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members

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Fri. 7/1/2016 7PM

Telescope Makers Workshop
Chabot Space and Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619-2450

Chabot's TMW is one of only a handful of regularly scheduled telescope making workshops in the U.S., and probably the world; it meets every Friday evening throughout the year, except Memorial Day weekend. It has been in operation since December of 1930, founded by Franklin B. Wright, and is currently run by Eastbay Astronomical Society member Rich Ozer, with help from other EAS members, Dave Barosso, Barry Leska, and others. The price of admission is FREE. All you have to do is show up, buy a mirror blank and a "tool" (typically around $100 - $200 depending on the size of the mirror) and start "pushin' glass!" We supply you with instruction, the various grits you'll need to first grind, and then polish and figure your mirror, and all the testing equipment needed. With a small bit of luck, you could wind up with a telescope that costs 1/3 or 1/4 the cost of a store-bought telescope, that is yet optically superior! Itdoes take time - depending on how much time you put in on it, and other factors, it could take a few months or several months. But, it's a fun project, great for kids, and at the end you get a great telescope!

For more information call or email Richard Ozer at rozer@pacbell.net or phone (510) 406-1914.

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Fri. 7/1/2016 and Sat. 7/2/2016

Chabot Space and Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619-2450
(510) 336-7300

EXPLORE THE NIGHT SKIES AT THE CHABOT OBSERVATORIES

for more information: http://www.chabotspace.org/

Free Telescope Viewing
Regular hours are every Friday & Saturday evening, weather permitting: 7:30pm -10:30pm

Come for spectacular night sky viewing the best kept secret in the Bay Area and see the magnificence of our telescopes in action!
Daytime Telescope Viewing On Saturday and Sunday afternoons come view the sun, moon, or Venus through Chabot's telescopes. Free with General Admission.

12pm - 5pm: Observatories Open (weather permitting)

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Fri. 7/1/2016 9PM

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Foothill Observatory is open for public viewing every clear Friday evening from 9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Visitors can view the wonders of the universe through the observatory's computer-controlled 16- inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

Views of objects in our solar system may include craters and mountains on the moon, the moons and cloud-bands of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, etc. Deep space objects including star clusters, nebulae, and distant galaxies also provide dramatic demonstrations of the vastness of the cosmos.The choice of targets for any evening's viewing depends on the season and what objects are currently in the sky.

Admission is free. Parking is $3

Foothill Observatory is located on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. Take Highway 280 to the El Monte Rd exit. The observatory is next to parking lot 4. Parking at the college requires visitor parking permits that are available from the machines in the parking lots for $3.00. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters; bring exact change. Citations are issued.

Come to Foothill Observatory and join us in the exploration of our Universe!

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Sat. 7/2/2016 10AM

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Foothill Colllege Observatory 10AM-12PM if it is clear Solar observing with a Hydrogen alpha solar telescope every clear Saturday morning. This allows spectacular views of solar prominences and unusual surface features on the Sun not otherwise visible with regular white light telescopes.

Admission is free. Parking is $3

Foothill Observatory is located on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. Take Highway 280 to the El Monte Rd exit. The observatory is next to parking lot 4. Parking at the college requires visitor parking permits that are available from the machines in the parking lots for $3.00. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters; bring exact change. Citations are issued.

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Saturday, July 2, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Embassy Suites Santa Clara, CA
The Delegate Room
2885 Lakeside Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054.


Galaxy Forum USA 2016

Opening remarks by Steve Durst
Space Age Publishing Company /
International Lunar Observatory Association
Hawai’i & California

Apollo@50
Apollo at 50 Years & 2017 USA Space Program
by Bruce Pittman, Chief Systems Engineer,
NASA Space Portal, NASA Ames

Juno@Jupiter
Celebrate Juno@Jupiter Encounter
by Professor Imke de Pater
Astronomy Dept, UC Berkeley

SpaceAge/SPC@40
Space Age Publishing Company -- 40 Years and Beyond

RSVP at:  news@spaceagepub.com or 650-324-3705
info@iloa.org or 808-885-3474

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Friday, 07/08/16
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

City Star Parties - Exploratorium
Pier 17
Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

San Francisco City Star Party
Come join us for our monthly City Star Party. San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (SFAA) club members provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure.

Cost:  FREE

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Fri. 7/8/2016 7PM

Telescope Makers Workshop
Chabot Space and Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619-2450

Chabot's TMW is one of only a handful of regularly scheduled telescope making workshops in the U.S., and probably the world; it meets every Friday evening throughout the year, except Memorial Day weekend. It has been in operation since December of 1930, founded by Franklin B. Wright, and is currently run by Eastbay Astronomical Society member Rich Ozer, with help from other EAS members, Dave Barosso, Barry Leska, and others. The price of admission is FREE. All you have to do is show up, buy a mirror blank and a "tool" (typically around $100 - $200 depending on the size of the mirror) and start "pushin' glass!" We supply you with instruction, the various grits you'll need to first grind, and then polish and figure your mirror, and all the testing equipment needed. With a small bit of luck, you could wind up with a telescope that costs 1/3 or 1/4 the cost of a store-bought telescope, that is yet optically superior! Itdoes take time - depending on how much time you put in on it, and other factors, it could take a few months or several months. But, it's a fun project, great for kids, and at the end you get a great telescope!

For more information call or email Richard Ozer at rozer@pacbell.net or phone (510) 406-1914.

==================================

Fri. 7/8/2016 and Sat. 7/9/2016

Chabot Space and Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619-2450
(510) 336-7300

EXPLORE THE NIGHT SKIES AT THE CHABOT OBSERVATORIES

for more information: http://www.chabotspace.org/

Free Telescope Viewing
Regular hours are every Friday & Saturday evening, weather permitting: 7:30pm -10:30pm

Come for spectacular night sky viewing the best kept secret in the Bay Area and see the magnificence of our telescopes in action!
Daytime Telescope Viewing On Saturday and Sunday afternoons come view the sun, moon, or Venus through Chabot's telescopes. Free with General Admission.

12pm - 5pm: Observatories Open (weather permitting)

==================================

Fri. 7/8/2016 9PM

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Foothill Observatory is open for public viewing every clear Friday evening from 9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Visitors can view the wonders of the universe through the observatory's computer-controlled 16- inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

Views of objects in our solar system may include craters and mountains on the moon, the moons and cloud-bands of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, etc. Deep space objects including star clusters, nebulae, and distant galaxies also provide dramatic demonstrations of the vastness of the cosmos.The choice of targets for any evening's viewing depends on the season and what objects are currently in the sky.

Admission is free. Parking is $3

Foothill Observatory is located on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. Take Highway 280 to the El Monte Rd exit. The observatory is next to parking lot 4. Parking at the college requires visitor parking permits that are available from the machines in the parking lots for $3.00. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters; bring exact change. Citations are issued.

Come to Foothill Observatory and join us in the exploration of our Universe!

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Sat. 7/9/2016 10AM

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Foothill Colllege Observatory 10AM-12PM if it is clear Solar observing with a Hydrogen alpha solar telescope every clear Saturday morning. This allows spectacular views of solar prominences and unusual surface features on the Sun not otherwise visible with regular white light telescopes.

Admission is free. Parking is $3

Foothill Observatory is located on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. Take Highway 280 to the El Monte Rd exit. The observatory is next to parking lot 4. Parking at the college requires visitor parking permits that are available from the machines in the parking lots for $3.00. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters; bring exact change. Citations are issued.

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Saturday, 07/09/16
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Chabot Space and Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619

The Mystery of Dark Matter
Dark matter is believed to pervade our universe, and drives the growth of
structure across cosmic times. Yet we have few probes to hunt for this mysterious stuff that does not emit any light. Dr. Chakrabarti will talk about how astronomers first inferred the existence of dark matter and current methods to search for it.
Speaker: Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Rocherster Institute of Technology

Website: https://14884.blackbaudhosting.com/14884/Lecture-by-Dr-Sukanya-Chakrabarti---The-Mystery-of-Dark-Matter

Cost:  $15

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Saturday, 07/09/16  8:30 PM

Cushing Memorial ('Mountain') Amphitheater
Mt Tamalpais State Park
Pan Toll Road and Ridgecrest Blvd
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Habitability and Life Beyond Earth
Dr. Cabrol will discuss the current scientific revolution in astrobiology, with the latest updates from current missions, the existing plans for new ones, and where we stand on our quest to understanding habitability and finding life beyond Earth.

Speaker: Nathalie Cabrol, SETI

Cost:
Free

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Saturday, 07/09/16
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM

College of San Mateo
Building 36
1700 W Hillsdale Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402

Jazz Under the Stars
See the first quarter moon, the rings of Saturn, and more through our telescopes, while listening to KCSM Jazz 91 FM. Dress warmly.  Free parking in Marie Curie Lot 5.

Cost:
Free

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