December 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming major activities (also see Outreach Events Calendar):
-Nov 3:  1st Friday General Meeting,
-Dec 1:
1st Friday General Meeting, member approval of Officers 
  slate for 2018, maybe Member's Presentations Night?
-Dec 6:  Wed, 6-9p, Member's only Holiday Party, High Sierra
  Grill, ~$32 reserv

Cachuma Lake Campout 2016 Video

1st Friday, General Meeting is Friday, December 1st, 2017 in Farrand Hall at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
If you arrive by 7pm sharp, there will be a short Gladwin Planetarium show. The meeting starts at 7:30pm.

Our December meeting will be the last meeting of the year. This will be our Members Night and our Officer's Election Night

Click this link for a listing of our past speakers

2nd Saturday, Star Party, Museum of Natural History, 7-10p
3rd Fridays, Star Party, Westmont College, 7-10p
See our Events Calendar for all Outreach Events

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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Cachuma Lake

Figueroa Lookout

SBAU Hour with the Baron Ron Herron and SBAU members on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 9am on the KZSB 1290AM News-Press radio at


Current Astronomy News Links:

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Current Comets

Sky And Telescope

Astronomy Magazine
NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Our Very Own Museum of Natural History, Astronomy Programs Manager, Javier Rivera, Interviewed for the Independent
Javier Rivera
My Life: The Magic of Astronomy
Museum of Natural History Curator Reflects on a Career in the Stars

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Planetarium Shows & Times at the
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

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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Fun For Kids:

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Your Night Sky Stargazing Guide