Apollo 10 special event Wednesday May 22 at Cal Poly

May 12, 2019 admin 0

Prof. Bob Field has a cosmic evolution project that is sponsoring this event as a 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 10 mission, which was the dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing by Apollo 11. On this date 50 years ago, two astronauts in the lunar module descended from [Read More…]

Celebrating 20 years of the Chandra X-ray telescope

May 10, 2019 admin 0

Next week Cal Poly will be hosting Dr. Rodolfo Montez from CfA to give a talk celebrating 20 years of the Chandra X-ray telescope.  It’s a free public talk Tuesday night and you’re invited! It will be a broad talk on X-ray astronomy accessible to the general public.   More information [Read More…]

100th Anniversary of the Hooker Telescope

April 16, 2019 admin 0

You are cordially invited to attend a gala event celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Hooker Telescope on May 4th from 1 PM – 11:30 PM at Mt. Wilson Observatory. The 100-Inch Hooker Telescope The 100-inch (2.5 m) Hooker telescope located at Mount Wilson Observatory, California, was completed in 1917, [Read More…]

Fly Me To The Moon: from JS Bach to Mr. Spock

February 26, 2019 admin 0

Take flight throughout time and space with this musical delight of sight and sound. Don’t miss this multimedia, interactive family affair. Join Michael Nowak, Orchestra Novo, Inga Swearingen, Ken Hustad, and breathtaking images from our solar system and beyond. Travel through time and see the birth of the flight of [Read More…]

Los Flores Ranch Star Party

February 4, 2019 admin1 0

We need local amateur astronomers to help inspire public support for dark skies in our local communities. Join Los Flores Ranch Park in Santa Maria for some, or all, of their stargazing parties for the many diverse and curious people who show up to be dazzled. The average turnout is [Read More…]

Save the Stars – Jan 19 Cambria

January 30, 2019 admin 0

For slightly over a year now, the Beautify Cambria Association has been spearheading an effort to update outdoor lighting ordinances and promote dark-sky friendly lighting to protect the nocturnal environment and our heritage of star filled skies over Cambria and adjacent north coast areas. You are all cordially invited to [Read More…]