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September 2017 Newsletter
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!!! GREEN LASER USE RULES !!!
Starting in 2015, the club has decided that we will not allow the use of green laser pointers at outreaches that are above the legal limit of 5 milliwatts. If you see someone operating a laser which is brighter than this level, please ask that person to stop using it.

   
Cachuma Lake Campout 2016 Video

The Telescope Workshop meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM at the Broder Building at SBMNH. Contact Tim Crawford for more information at E-mail -

Listen to the AU on the radio at KZSB 1290 AM at 9 AM on the second and fourth Monday of each month.


Remember, just help out at six AU outreach events in a year, and your membership gets extended a year, for free!


Here are the AU events scheduled. To get the latest information on schedules, or directions, just contact Chuck at 964-8201 or E-mail - Remember Events are subject to cancellation. 

Events for September 2017

Friday, September 1, 7 PM

Monthly AU meeting in Farrand Hall at SBMNH. See a quick planetarium show, then hear about the Cassini mission to Saturn.

 

Saturday, September 2, setup 8 PM

Slide show and telescopes for campers at Cachuma Lake Campground. We set up on the open field at Dakota Plains.

 

Tuesday, September 5, setup 7 PM

Telescope Tuesday at the Camino Real Marketplace. We set up in the plaza next to the theater.

 

Wednesday, September 6, setup 8 PM

Slide show and scopes for Carpinteria State Beach. We set up on the sidewalk toward the ocean from the entry kiosk.

 

Friday, September 8, setup 7 PM

Telescopes for Refugio Beach State Campground, in the day use parking lot, southwest corner.

 

Saturday, September 9, setup 9 AM   *****

AstroVaganza! all day at SBMNH. Solar scopes and astronomy activities during the day (10:00-3:30), and a star party in the evening (7-10).

 

Friday, September 15, setup 7 PM

Monthly Public Telescope Night at Westmont College, at the observatory, adjacent to the baseball field.

 

Saturday, September 16, setup 7 PM

Telescopes for Refugio Beach State Campground, in the day use parking lot, southwest corner.

Tuesday, September 26, setup 7:30 PM

Telescopes for UCLA environmental studies students at the Sedgwick Reserve, at the end of Brinkerhoff near Los Olivos. We’ll set up at the usual dirt road near the research plots (see red line in Linked Image) Dark skies!

 

Friday, September 29, setup 6 PM

Astronomy night for the residents of the Encina Meadows apartment complex, which covers several blocks just north of (behind) the Calle Real shopping mall. We’ll be set up in part of their central parking lot. The approximate address is 5743 Encina Road.

 

Hasta nebula - Chuck

 

 

 

We are Always Looking for Donations.
Do you have an old telescope that your not using and looking to get rid of it. You can always donate it to our club and we will put it to good use.  We are a Non-Profit Organization and can give you a Tax Deductible Receipt.  If you have something for us you can contact Art Harris at equipment@sbau.org or Paul Winn at webmaster@sbau.org.

Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit
Events from the Night Sky Network.


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