January 2018 Newsletter

Upcoming major activities (also see Outreach Events Calendar):

Monday January 8th 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Science Pub at Dargans: Achieving Interstellar Flight

Join UCSB Astrophysicist, Professor Philip Lubin as he discusses their NASA Starlight program to use recent advances in photonics enabling small spacecraft to explore the nearest stars and exoplanets more than a 1000 times faster than current propulsion technologies.
Admission is free."
18 EAST ORTEGA STREET Santa Barbara, Ca.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 7 PM
Telescope Tuesday at the Camino Real Marketplace
in Goleta. We set up in the plaza by the theater.
Third Tuesday of each month for 2018 ***

Sunday January 21st at 2pm  at the Goleta Library
Lars Bildsten: Hearing the Stars New Insights into Stellar Interiors

-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 4 AM TO SUNRISE
Get up early and watch a total lunar eclipse!


Cachuma Lake Campout 2016 Video


1st Friday, General Meeting is Friday, January 5th, 2018 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 January speakers will be filmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan, who will be presenting SKYGLOW; a hardcover photo book and timelapse video series exploring North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the grave threat of light pollution to our fragile environment. SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation, the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomenon known as "skyglow,” and the Dark
Sky Movement that's fighting to reclaim the night skies.

Click this link for a listing of our past speakers




Also:
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
http://sbautw.blogspot.com for a sample of past weekly Tuesday night sessions at the Broder Building at the Museum of Natural History."

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Find more about Weather in Santa Barbara, CA
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Clear Sky Charts

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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 http://morenews.newspress.com/kzsb/radio.html

   

At monthly SBAU club meetings, please help support your club by buying special SBAU clothing!
I have deeply discounted prices on the old blue logo SBAU clothing—you can still see the old blue logo clothing on the SBAU website, but prices for the blue logo clothing are deeply discounted now. New photos are in the works to show the new all-color logos on the clothing and tote bags. The new all color
clothing and tote bags are priced as seen on the website. And, don’t forget AU calendars! I also have a large inventory of SBAU patches, pins, and cups, as priced on the website. If you
have any questions or would like to place an order, please contact me at parsnip7@yahoo.com Some sizes may not be in stock; I’ll let you know, and when I’ll have them. Happy 2018!


Current Astronomy News Links:


Astronomy Picture of the Day
Current Comets

Sky And Telescope

Space News.com
SpaceDaily.com
SPACE WEATHER.com
Astronomy Magazine
LiveScience.com
NASA.com
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 http://www.sbau.org/sbauforum/ . 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)!" 
Also see the new
SBAU NEW CLASSIFIEDS SECTION

Fun For Kids:

A group of young, animated characters against a colorful background with the words NASA Kids' Club

Your Night Sky Stargazing Guide