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January 2018 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 January 2018

Whatever holidays you are celebrating, Pat and Chuck wish you the best!

 

So far, for 2017, with two events left on the schedule, we have had 226 events, of which 24 have been impacted by for or wildfires. Our attendance total is at 14,766, bringing our cumulative total since 2003 to 194,547. Good work! To all the volunteers who have helped out, thanks!

   

Friday, January 5, 7 PM

Our first monthly meeting of the year in Farrand Hall at SBMNH. Skyglow is the topic.

 

Saturday, January 13, 4 PM

Monthly AU planning meeting in the classroom outside Javier's office. Come help your club plan our activities for the coming year.

 

Saturday, January 13, 6 PM

Monthly SBMNH Star Party. Bring a scope, or just come out and mooch some views of the winter sky.

 

Tuesday, January 16, 7 PM

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

*** Note that Telescope Tuesday will be the third Tuesday of each month for 2018 ***

 

Thursday, January 18, setup 5:30 PM to 7:30pm

Telescopes for Science Night at La Patera School, at 555 North La Patera Lane in Goleta. We set up on the playground grass, entering through a gate on the north side of the campus, with pizza and setup at 5 PM

 

Friday, January 19, setup 6 PM CANCELED

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

 

Saturday, January 20, setup 4:30 PM

Telescopes for a star party at Los Flores Ranch Park, in Santa Maria at 6245 Dominion Road. Setup entrance (with signs) will be up Dominion a bit north of the main entrance.

 

Thursday, January 25, setup 5 PM

Telescopes for Science Night at Brandon School, at 195 Brandon Drive in Goleta. We set up in their central courtyard. Buffet food for volunteers.

 

Wednesday, January 31, 4 AM to sunrise

Get up early for a total lunar eclipse!

 

 

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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