2004 AstroDay

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Chabot Space & Science Center and Eastbay Astronomical Society 11am - 5pm Astronomy Day April 24th Astronomy activities throughout the day include the use of solar telescopes, daytime viewing of the Sun, the Moon and Venus, finding your birthday star, telescope making with jello lenses, and learning how telescopes work. Free with General Admission!

For more information see Upcoming Events at Chabot

http://www.chabotspace.org/visit/programs/upcomingevents.asp Use a solar telescope. Solar viewing during the day and evening Viewing at Chabot Space & Science Center.

Go to http://www.eastbayastro.org/ for more information on EAS ongoing programs.

Go to http://www.chabotspace.org/ for more information on astronomy activities at Chabot Space & Science Center.

Eastbay Astronomical Society ASTRONOMY DAY: EAS Public Outreach event at the Oakland Zoo. Free, public viewing of the sun through portable, specially equipped solar-safe telescopes from 11:30 a.m. Moon and Planets viewing in the evening, too!

There will be viewing of the Sun in hydrogen alpha light (weather permitting) at the Oakland Zoo, located at 9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605, off Highway 580. See spots on the Sun and solar flares that are as big as the Earth or bigger!

Lawrence Hall of Science(LHS) Plaza

Evening Stargazing-- 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm, weather permitting. At LHS you'll feel like you're close enough to touch the stars! Catch a glimpse of the stars from a telescope and talk with an astronomer.

More information: LHS Saturday Night Stargazing programs.

Hercules Stargazers/Hercules Public Stargazing Program will hold a special Astronomy Day stargaze at Foxboro Park, Saturday April 24, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., at 1025 Canterbury Drive in Hercules. The event will be held weather-permitting, and will feature the usual suspects and their telescopes, with some surprises. Submitted by Dave Harris. 510-526-5974. MEETING PLACE: Foxboro Community Park (observing site) 1025 Canterbury Dr., HERCULES; 799-8237 (after dusk on scheduled evenings); Normal public stargazing happens once or twice monthly on Saturday evenings, at dusk or 7:30 pm, whichever is later. Call for dates and times.

Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society; Contact MDAS Outreach Program, outreach@mdas.net, Concord, CA WWW-- http://www.mdas.net/

MDAS NORMAL MEETING PLACE: Police Association Facility, 5060 Avila Rd., Concord; 4th Tuesday/month, 7:30 pm MDAS Outreach Coordinator, Frank Hainley E-mail: outreach@mdas.net Astronomy Night 7:38pm Our place in the Universe -- we are floating among the sea of stars that make up the Milky Way Galaxy, only one of the billions of galaxies in the Universe. We'll build a model of the Universe and our place in it -- can you find the Sun? See other galaxies through the telescopes! Check with Mt. Diablo before going to the park (925-837-0904).

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Sacramento Valley:

Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society (SVAS) Contact Larry Harrison VP and Outreach Director at (916) 838-1954 or L_Harrison@infostations.com L_Harrison@infostations.com

Go to http://svas.org/ for more information on SVAS ongoing programs.

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San Francisco and North Bay:

Sonoma County Astronomical Society; 707-585-7849 (Steven Alvernaz, President) jaas1@attbi.com; P.O. Box 183, Santa Rosa, CA 95402; SCAS will have two public star parties on Astronomy Day.

    • Santa Rosa, Youth Community Park, Fulton Rd, south of Piner Rd. (across from Piner High School), Santa Rosa
    • Petaluma, Lucchesi Park, McDowell Blvd, a block or so north of Washington St, Petaluma

Robert Ferguson Observatory; Solar observing starting at noon, moon, planets and other wonders at night, weather permitting. $2.00 for adults over 18. (707)833-6979 for current observatory information http://rfo.org/

San Francisco Amateur Astronomers Website: http://www.sfaa-astronomy.org/sfaa/; Hotline 415-289-6636 or 289 NOFOG.

Join the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers on Astronomy Day (at night) for their monthly Mt. Tamalpias Star party located the Rock Springs Parking Lot. Excellent directions can be found at http://www.sfaa-astronomy.org/sfaa/

Clinic at 6:30 pm followed by an astronomy talk in the Mountain Theater at 7:30 p.m

San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers; Website: http://www.sfsidewalkastronomers.org/. Sidewalk Astronomers will join the SFAA for Astronomy Day Saturday the 24th on Mt. Tam! Check the SFAA Hotline 289-NOFOG or http://www.sfaa-astronomy.org for details.

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The Peninsula Astronomy Club (P.A.S.) and Foothill College MEETING PLACE: Foothill College, LOS ALTOS; 2nd Friday / month, 7:30 pm

Please note that visitor parking permits are available from the machines in the parking lots for $2.00.

Foothill College website http://www.foothill.fhda.edu/

Peninsula Astronomical Society website: http://www.foothill.fhda.edu/ast/pas.htm has maps and directions. For more information on the Peninsula Astronomical Society, email us at pasinfo@usa.net, or call William Phelps at (650) 949.7334

San Mateo County Astronomical Society;Info: 650-341-3572. http://www.smcas.com; Skyshow [http://www.realskyshow.com] and Open House at the College of San Mateo runs from 3-10 pm, beginning with solar observing. There will be repeating planetarium shows, classes in making your own planisphere, continuous astronomy and aerospace videos, and demonstrations of astronomy software. In addition, there will be stargazing with telescopes.

Starting at 7:50pm is their signature event: Real Sky Star Show. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Pres Mike Ryan at miklr@aol.com for more info.

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South Bay:

San Jose Astronomical Association; Hotline 408-559-1221; website: HREF="http://www.sjaa.net/">http://www.sjaa.net/; MEETING PLACE: Houge Park, SAN JOSE; To reach Houge Park, take Camden exit from I-880, go east 0.4 mile then left at light onto Bascom Ave. At next light go left on Woodward Rd to first stop sign then right 3 blocks on Twilight, cross Sunrise and turn left into parking lot.

In town star party will be held at Houge Park Friday April 23rd from 9:00 p.m. to midnight - this is their Astronomy Day activity. ATM class is on April 24th, same place, indoors 7:30 p.m. Directions are available at: http://www.sjaa.net/directions.ht ml

A current SJAA Activities calendar is available on the club newsletter, The Ephemeris at http://ephemeris.sjaa.net/

Fremont Peak Observatory Association; 831-623-2465 recording; Box 1110, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045; MEETING PLACE: FREMONT PEAK STATE PARK in the observatory; Public programs Sat. eves (except full moon) Mid-April thru Oct, 8 pm. April 24th Astronomy day will feature a public program at night. Call (831) 623-2465 for more details. http://www.fpoa.net/ for more information, maps and more.

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Stockton Astronomical Society The Stockton Astronomical Society's (SAS) Astronomy Day announcement is as follows: Don't miss the Astronomy Day Star Party Saturday, April 24, 2004 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Micke Grove Historical Museum

The public is invited to attend this free event so they can observe through telescopes, ask astronomers questions, and enjoy the night sky.

SAS Sky Tours webpage includes a map and other information: http://astro.sci.uop.edu/~sas/