Dr. Pamela Gay is our speaker for February on the future of ground-based astronomy! If you haven’t met her yet, be sure to access her podcast (there are over 500 episodes) here at AstronomyCast. Don’t miss this one! Join us at our general meeting! Click here for directions. Month by [Read More…]
This image is on July 17, 2003, and it’s the occultation of Mars by the moon! Wow, right?? It’s going to happen again on next Tuesday morning before dawn, but don’t expect Mars to appear this amazing, even through the telescope. Back in 2003, Mars was only 0.48 AU from [Read More…]
Stargaze with us on Feb 15th! Nothing is more romantic than a dark, star-studded sky, and our happy astronomers are doing all the hard work and heavy lifting! We’ll be at the Santa Margarita Lake at sunset with our big telescopes and hope you’ll join us! (Hint: our astronomers love [Read More…]
Mercury is going to be at greatest elongation on Feb. 10th – go outside and look for a low, bright spot near the horizon. Click to read more!
It’s easy to do real hands-on science to teach yourself to learn the night sky! Astronomy is an amazing way for you to learn about science and astronomy since it includes so many different areas as well: geometry (where did that planet go?), algebra (how far is that planet?), cartography [Read More…]
Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft is an asteroid-sampling return0mission spacecraft that follows on the mission a decade ago that returned samples in 2010. Hayabusa-2 was launched in 2014 and could is expected back at Earth in December 2020 with samples! Learn more about it here.
CCAS Member Aurora Lipper creates science curriculum for K-12 students through her online homeschool courses with Supercharged Science. In the image above, both she and CCAS Member Tom Frey are doing presentations in chemistry, physics, and astronomy for about 200 people at El Chorro Park in SLO County. Recently, she’s [Read More…]
You may already know about the informal & informative astronomy get-togethers known as “Astronomy on Tap” in Santa Barbara. They are free, short astronomy-related presentations at a bar. They are at the Matrix Nightclub & Lounge and this one is the first Astronomy on Tap of 2020.