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AU Christmas Party Coming up next Month At Mulligan's
Wednesday Dec 9th at Mulligans SIGN UP NOW!!

Geminids Meteors - Bundle up and get outside after nightfall on December 13th to see "shooting stars" streak across the sky during the peak of the Geminids meteor shower. The Geminids normally produces up to 100 meteors per hour at its peak, so it's well worth braving the cold and getting outside to catch this impressive celestial lightshow. This year, the Moon will be just two days past its New phase on the 13th, meaning the sky will be plenty dark for great meteor visibility. Look for meteors to radiate out from the general area of the constellation Gemini. Some meteors will be visible on the nights before and after the peak, from December 7th through the 16th. All you need to enjoy the show is a lounge chair, a warm blanket, and your eyes!

SBAU Planning a Trip to Wyoming in 2017 to see the Total Solar Eclipse get all the info > 2017 Solar Eclipse Trip

November 2015 Newsletter

SBAU General Meeting, Farrand Hall Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 7:30 PM
It is that time of year again, members night and elections.
Come and vote for your officers, or you might want to take office. The see what other members have to tell or show you.

SBAU Telescope Workshop Every Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:00pm 

"Want to learn how to make your own telescope or learn more about astrophotography?  Well, the SBAU has a Telescope Workshop!  At the Telescope Workshop, we cover construction techniques for mirrors and telescopes, but also optics, cameras, and image processing software discussions.  We encourage novice astronomers to come, ask questions, and even build, while  advanced members are re-invited to attend if they want to discuss telescope issues not covered at the monthly meetings or just to help out. Check out for a sample of past weekly Tuesday night sessions at the Broder Building at the Museum of Natural History."

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The SBAU Forum is here

Register NOW at . The Public is more than welcome, start or join a conversation with Santa Barbara area astronomy & telescope club members. (read your comments out loud before sending and see if your mother would approve)!" 

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