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JULY 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 July 2017

Pat & Chuck will be missing the following remaining July and August events, so please help out if you can! July 20 Bacara, July 21 Westmont, July 22 Refugio, July 27 Bacara, July 29 Cachuma, August 1 Telescope Tuesday, August 3 Bacara, August 5 Cachuma, August 18 Westmont, August 19 Cachuma, August 21 eclipse, August 24 Bacara, and August 25 Refugio

Thursday, July 20, setup 7 PM
Telescopes for Bacara Resort and Spa. We set up on the bluff lawn next to the Angel Oak restaurant. 

Friday, July 21, 8 PM
Monthly Public Telescope Night at Westmont College, at their observatory, next to the baseball field. 

Saturday, July 22, setup 8 PM
Telescopes for Refugio State Beach, in the SW corner of their day use parking lot. 

Thursday, July 27, setup 7 PM
Telescopes for Bacara Resort and Spa. We set up on the bluff lawn next to the Angel Oak restaurant. 

Saturday, July 29, setup 8 PM
Slide show and telescopes for campers at Cachuma Lake Campground. We set up on the grassy field at Dakota Plains. 

Events for August 2017

Happy August, and fewer fires if we’re lucky!

 

Here are the outreach events scheduled for August. *** Note that there is no Bacara event on Thursday, August 10. ***

  

Tuesday, August 1, setup 7 PM

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

 

Thursday, August 3, setup 7 PM

Telescopes for Bacara Resort and Spa. We set up on the lawn overlooking the ocean at the south edge of the main parking lot.

 

Friday, August 4, 7 PM

AU monthly meeting in Farrand Hall at SBMNH. Dr. Karl Blasius will update us on Mars missions.

 

Saturday, August 5, setup 8 PM

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

 

Friday, August 11, setup 7 PM

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

 

Saturday, August 12, 5 PM

Planning meeting in the classroom next to Javier's office at SBMNH. Come plan your club's activities.

All are welcome.

 

Saturday, August 12, 7 PM

Monthly Public Star Party, next to Palmer Observatory at SBMNH.

 

Wednesday, August 16, setup 8 PM

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

 

Thursday, August 17, setup 7 PM

Telescopes for Bacara Resort and Spa. We set up on the lawn overlooking the ocean at the south edge of the main parking lot.

 

Friday, August 18, setup 7:30 PM

Monthly Public Telescope Night at Westmont College Observatory, next to the baseball field.

 

Saturday, August 19, setup 8 PM

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

 

Monday, August 21, 8 AM to Noon

Partial solar eclipse, reaching about 70%. Events at SBMNH, MOXI, and Camino Real Marketplace.

 

Thursday, August 24, setup 7 PM

Telescopes for Bacara Resort and Spa. We set up on the lawn overlooking the ocean at the south edge of the main parking lot.

 

Friday, August 25, setup 7 PM

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

 

Saturday, August 26, setup 8 PM

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

 

Thursday, August 31, setup 7 PM

Telescopes for Bacara Resort and Spa. We set up on the lawn overlooking the ocean at the south edge of the main parking lot.

 

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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