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…]
As a THANK YOU to all who attended our January meeting, (hint – it was AMAZING), Dr. Pogge decided to let us have his slides for viewing! Click here to download the PDF of his presentation.
Astronomy has weaved its way through my life since taking a class at Poly in the late 60’s. I haven’t been without a scope for 50 years. The current collection includes a dozen scopes – all refractors except an 8SE (a “gift” that is still broken) and a Mak-Cass that [Read More…]
Comet Borisov 2I was spotted in our solar system, and it was only spotted once before. It has a sun-centered orbit that is not bound to the sun. It passed through our solar system at the end of Oct in 2019 and made its closest approach on Dec 8th of [Read More…]
My first serious telescope arrived at my house in late November 2018. I had an old Bushnell refractor which I never found more useful than looking at the moon. Had I known previously that sophisticated astronomy equipment was available for amateurs, I would have been in the hobby long ago. [Read More…]
We have a few corrections for this year’s dates that were published in the January newsletter. We’ve also updated the newsletter and calendar to match. Please make a note of the new dates (corrections are in RED). Star Gazing at Santa Margarita Lake: Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 21, Apr [Read More…]
My fascination with astronomy started on my many campouts with my Dad and a simple pair of binoculars. Then in 1985 I bought my first telescope, an 8 inch Celestron for viewing Haley’s Comet. I now have a 14 inch Celestron and love it. For the past 5 years I [Read More…]