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Solar Presentation at Atascadero School

January 20, 2014 admin2 0

Last week, Glen Smeltzer (that’s me) gave a Solar Presentation at Dennis Eaton’s 3rd grade class, San Gabriel Road Elementary School, Atascadero. Mr.Eaton’s had been studying the solar system, so I offered to let the students view the sun through my Coronado PST so they could see more than just [Read More…]

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Solar X-Class Flare

January 9, 2014 admin2 0

January 7, 2014: Major group of Sunspots yesterday that originated a huge x-class flare today! There wasn’t a flare yesterday through the H-Alpha. Photo by Dave Majors Read more about this here

Star Gazing at Georgia Brown Elementary School

December 25, 2013 admin2 0

On Friday 6 December, Joseph Carro conducted a star party for students of Georgia Brown Elementary School of Paso Robles. Three adults and eleven children enjoyed viewing the Moon, and the planet Venus. The night was clear, and several constellations were visible from a parking lot near Cuesta College. The [Read More…]

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Star Party

November 22, 2013 admin2 0

On November 1 Joseph Carro, Tom Frey, Dave Majors (aka Galileo), Gus Nelson, and one parent with an SCT were at Branch Elementary School outside Arroyo Grande.  The school had a very good turnout and we estimated at least 100 people. At one point all 5 telescopes had long lines of at least [Read More…]